The last Billy listening session was in Milan, Italy, 9.5.2016. Billy had a book signing session at 5pm in the beautiful 10 Corso Como , about 250 fans (don't know the exact number) showed up. Only 150 books were available but Billy wanted to give autographs and selfies to as many fans as possible (I'm telling you, he's the sweetest) so he was about an hour late for listening session.
1st question: How can he forgive those who hurt him? He said when friends
hurt him he forgives easy, because "Anger makes you look ugly." The
he said forgiving the person who caused the heartbreak has been much harder and
he is still working on it
Gustav's baby is coming
any day. Bill said he's excited about it, but that in general he can't stand
being around kids more than one day.
Bill' favorite part of LDBM is the 1st line because it sets the tone of
the whole song.
The whole EP is sooo personal, every line, every word. It's a diary of
said that this week was so fun but very, very exhausting for him.
favorite picture in the book is the one where the girl smokes. It wasn't
supposed to be in the book. It was taken during a break but he liked it so
also loves a picture when he and the girl almost kiss. It was taken when they
first met, before the shoot. Davis Factor said "Get closer, get
closer" and then he took the photo.
said the girl was so good and so into the shoot because she had just been thru
a similar heartbreak just weeks ago.
was first recorded, Tom did in in the studie, he felt it was so different from
TH. He can't have 5 song about HIS heartbreak on a TH CD. He's way more into
pop music than the rest of the band members, so these songs fit him better than
loves Robyn. He's currently super into Rationale and that we should look him
up. He's been listening to him all day.
writes all his lyrics on his phone (on the note pad or recording his voice). He
hopes nobody will ever get hold of his phone. Sometimes he has a melody but no
lyrics. Then he just sings the melody with mumbo-jumbo made up sounds. He calls
it swedish (lol).
believe some people have premonition dreams but he doesn't. He dreams a lot
EVERY night and he has A LOT of nightmares. He has long periods where he
only dreams nightmares and then he hope it's not truth dreams because that
"would suck so much".
Someone asked what advice Bill has about how to deal a heartbreak. Bill Became
speechless and was quiet for a long time and then he said he's still trying to
heal - only time will help. Talking to friends, family, gossiping, trash
talking, being angry, getting drunk and smoke, watch sad movies, write..nothing
helps, only time will.
fan asked if he still believes in the magic of love, he sipped his and and
jokingly said "no".
believes that aliens live at the bottom of the ocean.
have to be lucky enough to find your soulmate. He wished for all fans there
that luck and they wish it back. After fans wished him luck in love back he
said "Thank you, it's so cute how you guys care about me."
were cheering Bill on to sing along, Shiro put the mic near hit mouth and he
was like "no,no,no" and told the fans to sing.Bill arrive late to the
private session because he wanted to take selfies with as many fans at the
looked quite tired but the still spoke to fans, smiled in selfies and hugged
covered a Georg Michael song, but wouldn't tell which one. He says it's nearly
finished and might release it.
said his soulmate could be anywhere.. in India, in the restaurant in front of
the venue,.."fucking anywhere".Fan asked how long does she have to
take off work for the next tour and he said the tour will be longer than 3
fan congratulated Bill on his EP, said his sound is great, he should carry one,
he joked and said "carry on solo, no tokio hotel" which all the fans
shouted "NOOOOO" and he laughed and said "I'm only joking.
said he can never to justice for Bowie or Prince songs (by recording a cover).
Whatever he would do, nothing can be better or equally good.
listening session, Bill came back and answered a handful more Q's. He pointed
out " I want really good question" And when he pointed at fans who
raised their hand, to select them for a Q, he asked every fan "It is a
good question? Do you have a good question?" A guy asked a question + he
asked 2 follow ups. Couldn't hear it. On the second follow up Bill started
laughing "ok, you are way more drunk than I am.
asked Bill how come they made cassette of Devilish demo for KOS. Bill described
how they dug up the old demo and listened to it in his kitchen and were crying.
"We laughed so much when we heard it".
Devilish songs are sooo bad but cute at the same time. We were crying with
about how many different kinds of love there are, not just romantic "I
love my dog so much."
was tired now that events are over and that it was a crazy week. Now it's time
to rest and move on with other things.
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Third Billy private listening session happened in Paris at VIP Room Paris. No exhibition this time. Billy had book signing session the next day.
In the beginning he said "i hope you didnt hear the songs yet" and when we said no he said "yeah right. After playing the EP he said "I saw some of you singing the words so you did listen already. He said he will do special things for every song on the EP, the next will maybe be fashion line . Bill felt like a stripper at his stage. It turned. Bill said he felt like a dick for sitting on the small stage, then it started turning and he's like "oh no now its turning". One ask if he would like to make his own Parfum - he said that he never thought about it but anyway he love to smell good so maybe later. One asked if he would like to open his own nightclub - he said "YES I REALLY WANNA DO THAT!" And that there it should be with a pool and a tattoo store so that people can get drunk and can get a fast tattoo then. Twins book is not finished yet. Bill needs to push Tom to write. Maybe in the end of the year they'll finish it.Or the next. Soon. He was asked if he will sing in german again, and he said on the next album there will be a german word in a song
I ask bill about the song forbidden love - first he told something about religion - then he meant that in the 21 century no love should be forbidden...and he said that he doesn't know how other people will react. (Not sure about the right words bc he said a lot).
It says "I enjoyed every sandwich" on the back of Bill's shirt.
LDBM was the first song to be released because it was the first song he recorded. He likes being without the rest of the band because it's allllll about him ahah :) but he added that he always speak for them so it wasn't really different to meet us without them but he was the only one nervous so that was the difference. He said that Tom didn't understand why he was so nervous the day before LA bc he doesn't perform
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Second listening session / book launch / Billy exibition was in Berlin in Seven star Gallery. Bill's entire family was there. Georg, Mc Fitti, Lena were also there, however Gustav didn't attend the event. A bunch of new interviews coming soon.
Bill said, that Tom shaved his beard accidentally and we shouldn't tell it to Tom, but he likes him better without.
He said they frequently support local shelters financially&also foster dogs&Pumba always loves everyone.
He will design dog merch, also for big dogs.
The woman in ldbm video plays both, himself and his other side.
He would rob a bank, not cause he wants to be a criminal, but because of the adrenaline, if there were no laws and everything was possible.
They're planning a Tokio Hotel tour but he didn't want to tell where they'll play,
He was very sad because Pumba is not with him and he had to give him to a dog sitter.He loves Pumba but it would be too stressful for him to be in Berlin.
He said that everyone copes with breakups different and that he copes it by music and writing.
If he searched a mistake from him after a break up? He answered with "No, I gave everything I could give."
Someone asked if he can interpret his top "blow me" and he answered with "the way it says there"
Bill said home was/is never a place for him.
If Bill could re-live one day, he said it would be the day he got Pumba. He was so small, he fits in his hands.
But he doesn't look back, he's trying to look forward to things.
Thanks for all the fans who shared their experience!