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Largely popular pop band from Magdeburg, Germany. Their debut single "Durch den Monsun" (Through the monsoon) became #1 of the German Single Charts in August 2005, which made them the youngest band reaching the top of the charts ever.
The band members are Bill Kaulitz (vocals), his twin brother Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Georg Listing (bass) and Gustav Schäfer (drums).
Won the prize for "Best Newcomer national" at the 2006 Echo Awards.
Following the group's success in other European countries such as France, Poland and Russia, Tokio Hotel will release some English language songs in 2007.
Accompaning the band's rise exclusively since its beginnings, the circulation of German teenage magazine "Bravo" has rose by 22%.
After first appearing as "Devilish" in 2001, the band signed a record deal with Universal Music Domestic Division and changed its name to Tokio Hotel (2003).
They name their band 'Tokio Hotel', because they like big cities and they are always on the road and mainly stay in many hotels.
Gustav's favorite bands are Metallica and Foo Fighters.
Bassist, Georg, is a fan of Oasis and Fall Out Boy.
Tom usually listens to German hip hop and his favorite music artist is Samy Deluxe.
Bill's favorite bands are Green Day, Coldplay, Keane and Placebo.
Bill is a big fan of Nena.
Drummer, Gustav, likes listening to music before performing for every show. His favorite genre of music is heavy metal and is a big fan of Lars Ulrich, drummer of Metallica.
Guitarist, Tom, wrote the song, "Schwarz".
Bill wrote most of the songs for their albums.
Joss Stone presented their award to them when they won the "Inter Act" award in November 2007 during the MTV European Music Awards.
Bill was nicknamed 'Macky' when he was younger, by his grandmother.
The whole band can speak German, English and a bit of French.
Bill is allergic to apples and mosquito bites.
Tom has a total of 17 guitars.
Tom has one luggage full of his caps whenever on tour.
Georg's idol is Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
The band did the closing act at the European Music Awards 2007, by performing "Monsoon".
Bill had to undergo surgery to remove a growing cyst in one of his vocal chords. (March 2008).
Bill brings his teddy bear along with him whenever he tours.
Their current home is where their band studio is at, in Magdeburg, Germany.

Personal Quotes (1)

Bill, on if and how much the band has changed during the years: On the contrary to what our fans might think - we are far from being perfect. We do recognize our success a lot but we don't want to be taken as an example.

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