ITW A BUDAPEST :
To Bill: How long do you need for styling?
Bill: Actually no longer than the others. I would say around 10-15 minutes for everything . I’m very good at this, so it really goes fast. But there are days where I’m not in the mood to do it and then I look like him (Tom).
Tom: But I still look better but he is talking himself into it…..
Bill: Anyways, we look very similar then.
To Bill: Did you style yourself like this always?
Bill: Always. The boys got to know me like this. We’re together since six years now, I think. Tom and I started to make music when we were seven and then we were looking for a bassist and drummer and that was when we met the two six years ago. And they only know me like this. I started really aerly with styling.
Bill and Tom..aren’t you to skinny?
Tom: We can eat what we want to and were always slim. It always was like that.
Bill: Yeah, we can eat what we want and just don’t gain weight. I think we just burn the calories very well. We were already thinking someone should impose this as a kind of sport, because if you’re on stage performing for 90 minutes that is actually high performance sport. And we just played two tours.
What do you say to people who don’t like you?
Tom: Basically it’s totally normal. It’s with every band, I mean we also have bands we don’t like and this is really something normal and we respect if people don’t like our music. Each of us is listening to different music and istn’s no problem.
Bill: We’ve had the luck that we got a lot freedom. They never restricted something or told us what to do.
Tom: Of course is there always a certain caution because I think parents are always…….
Bill: Surely they worry, but we always had a good relationship. We never had to be scared to say something or we never had to accomodate.
Do you see yourself as superstars?
Bill: I think no one sees himself as superstar but there is no discussion that Germany is in need of superstars. But we ourselves don’t see us as superstars. We’re the same as before.
Sometimes we even forget and go out on the streets and then we’re surprised that people recognize us etc.
I really forget it sometimes that people know me and that I’m famous.
To Tom: Basecaps
Tom: I collect them. I probably have around fifty caps.
Georg and Gustav….. Don’t you have to say something?
Georg: We talk less but if we have to say something we do it.
Gustav: We’re the more quiet ones of the band and talk not much anyways. So, it’s normal.