In the four-year history of MTV’s Musical March Madness tournament, no band has dominated quite like Tokio Hotel, the German rockers who have ridden the support of their fanatical “Aliens” to a pair of Final Four appearances, and, last year, the MMM championship.
Of course, their tourney success is even more impressive considering, during that same stretch of time, they’ve released exactly zero albums (their last, Humanoid came out in 2009). Obviously, that hasn’t mattered to their fans … and with the 2013 Musical March Madness set to tip off on March 18, it looks like history may repeat itself yet again: Because Tokio Hotel are back to defend their crown, and the oddsmakers like their chances.
And just in case you think they’ve been resting on their laurels, well, TH is here to tell you otherwise: In an exclusive video message to MTV News (and their fans), they let it be known that they’ve been training hard to repeat as champs — which means bands like Fall Out Boy and Fun.better get ready. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, this year, Tokio Hotel are raising the stakes.
“We want to defend our title, we’re so ready,” frontman Bill Kaulitz said. “We’ve been in our rehearsal room all year long preparing ourselves, because we definitely want to win again.”
“And if we win, we will release our record this year,” his brother Tom added. “Otherwise never.”
So there you have it, Aliens: If Tokio Hotel win Musical March Madness again, you’ll be getting a new album in 2013. If they fail … well, you’llnever hear it. Can they become the first band to repeat as tournament champs? That’s up to you. After all, fans vote for the winners in allMusical March Madness matchups, and when voting gets underway on Monday, March 18 — when we unveil our bracket of 64 bands — we’ll see if their promise pays off. Of course, Tokio Hotel also have a few more tricks up their sleeves to guarantee victory.
“I think the best way to win is to scare the other bands and the other people, and I think the Aliens can do that,” Bill said. “I think we should activate our Power Rangers power.”
MTV’s Musical March Madness Tournament begins Monday, March 18, when we’ll unveil the full field of 64 bands that will battle for this year’s championship. Winners are determined by fan votes, so if your favorite act made the cut, it’ll be up to you to guide them to glory. You can rally the troops on Twitter using the hashtag #MMM — but get ready, it’s gonna be a war!
Far East Movement release another new song. After teaming with Justin Bieber in a catchy single “Live My Life”, the group nabTokio Hotel’s frontman Bill Kaulitz as their collaborator in this newly-debuted track “If I Die Tomorrow”.
They will include the song in their upcoming second studio installment “Dirty Bass”. Over the club-ready beat, Bill sings the chorus in Auto-Tuned voice, “If I die tomorrow, that means we had the night of our lives/ If tomorrow never comes, then tonight we lose control.”
“When we first signed to Cherrytree [Records], we went on the website and see who’s on the roster … and we saw Tokio Hotel, and we were like ‘Yo, this band is wild’,” Kev Nish told MTV News. “So we got in with Bill Kaulitz and we just wanted to do a song about losing yourself, about possibly losing your mind, because you might die the next day.
Attention compulsive gamblers and Coheed and Cambria fans (which is not to suggest the two are mutually exclusive): I’m James Montgomery from MTV News and I’m here to tell you that MTV’s Musical March Madness tournament is back… pitting the 64 bands that mattermost against one another, with fans determining all the winners. It’s a battle of band bracketology, just like the NCAA Basketball tournament, only with, like, The Black Keys as Michigan State.
And while, yes, I realize that comparison might not make much sense to dedicated Buzzworthy readers, It bears note that Tokio Hotel are in this year’s tourney, and I know how much Tamar loves them. Oh, and Ke$ha too. She seems to be a Buzzworthy fave.
Joining them in the bracket are the likes of defending MMM champs Green Day, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and Florence + the Machine (to name just a few). You can get up to speed on all the action over at MTV News, and then vote for your favorites in ourinteractive bracket. Even if you don’t give a crap about sports (or rock bands), well, hey, it’s Monday, and voting is fun.
The first round runs until Sunday at midnight ET, and we’ll keep going until only one band is left standing… with the big, gold trophy in hand! Thanks in advance for playing along, and I now return you to your regularly scheduled Bieber updates.
Awesome news for all Aliens with Apple devices. Bill and Tom’s BTK App is finally available on iTunes. This is your chance to share everything with them! Exclusive pics, videos, music, secret messages and tons of other cool stuff is waiting for you – uncensored, private and 100% Bill and Tom non-stop.
Ready to dive into the twin’s life? Head over to your local iTunes store to get the BTK app. Bill & Tom are waiting for you – join them and become an alien!
Direct links to the BTK app on iTunes in…
…or search your local iTunes store for the BTK app. It’s available world wide.
Of course, you can also get the app at the Android Market:
> Download app from Android Market (any country)
FINALLY – the brand new app by Bill and Tom Kaulitz is OUT NOW. Get as close to the twins as never before. The BTK app will be available for iPhone & iPad shortly and can be downloaded right now for all Android smartphones world wide.
Excited?! This is your chance to share everything with Bill and Tom! Exclusive pics, videos, music, secret messages and tons of other cool stuff is waiting for you – uncensored, private and 100% Bill and Tom non-stop
Ready to dive into the twin’s life? Head over to the Android Market to get the BTK app. Bill & Tom are waiting for you – join them and become an alien!
> iTunes: buy-links will be available soon. We are working with high pressure on making the app available for users with Apple devices.
The BTK app is available world wide. One time costs to get it is $2,99 and the content subscription is $0,99 per month.
Have fun & Happy Holidays!
November 14, 2010—Fans of the band TH must often wait for news about Tokio Hotel and about Bill and Tom Kaulitz, the Tokio Hotel twins. But come November 24, fans of the Kaulitz twins can now get regular updates without having to go through the media; Bill and Tom will be releasing an app just for fans.
There hasn’t been much Tokio Hotel news of late as the band has been keeping a low profile while making their new album and while Bill and Tom Kaulitz have been making the adjustment to living in America. However, according to LooMee TV, the twins will be unveiling a fan app.
According to the report on LooMee TV, come midnight European time on November 24th, the Kaulitz twins will make their fan app available online to fans. The information on the Tokio Hotel website promises that fans will no longer have to wait for terrible photos of the twins taken by the paparazzi. Instead, the iOS und Android app will allow fans a first look at Bill’s clothes, the latest news and other important information. More importantly, it will be accurate information, because it’s coming directly from the twins, according to the report. TH has been tweeting about the app on Twitter as well.
Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel moved to the U.S. a year ago in October in part due to problems with obsessed fans, according to reports in the media. After being stalked, chased on the freeway for over an hour and having their home broken into, the twins decided to move to the U.S. for safe harbor. However, between the time they spent adjusting to their new home and working on their new upcoming album, fans have had little contact with the band. This app should take care of that.
For more information, log onto the Tokio Hotel website.
Tokio Hotel is Back in the Studio – Their Brand New Album Will Be Out in Spring 2012!!!!
It’s been a while since we’ve seen our favorite German Rockers, Tom and Bill Kaulitz, Georg Listing and Gustav Schäfer and I know we’re all on the edge waiting to hear their new material but looks like it’s all heading our way very soon according to Tokio Hotel’s official US website!
The boys haven’t really been performing much lately but that’s because they moved to Los Angeles and are spending night and day in the studio to work on their new album which is to release in Spring 2012!
Tokio Hotel are a groundbreaking and unique band and always deliver, that’s what’s got fans across the globe going crazy over them.
Their first album as Tokio Hotel, Schrei, sold more than half a million copies worldwide, their second German album Zimmer 483 and their first English album Scream which have combined album sales of over one million copies worldwide. There’s no doubt this album will follow their successful trend.
What do you think we can expect from their new album?
For all GIRLS who are fans of TH, sorry to have kept you waiting. I will now post the interview of TH, which is done when thay came to Japan for the VMAJ show last month. Due to the limited 10-minute time, I could not ask all the questions collected from Blog and Twitter, but the 4 lovely boys tried their best to answer the questions.
On June 24th, although I was preparing the ELLEgirl Night, I decided to interview TH anyway. Here I would like to thank the staff for your concern
One of the most popular worldwide acts around, Tokio Hotel lent their talents to the MTV Video Music Aid Japan at Chiba City in suburban Tokyo on Saturday (June 25).
Following a red carpet interview and photo session, Bill Kaulitz, Georg Listing, Tom Kaulitz and Gustav Schafer took to the Makuhari messe stage to offer up stirring performance of “Dark Side of the Sun” and “Monsoon”.
The event, typically called the MTV Video Music Awards Japan, was renamed to support of the victims of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake disaster.
Following their VMAJ efforts, the members of Tokio Hotel took to the Flea Market For Tohoku – which held an auction where fans were able to buy sponsored or personal items of stars and artists with all proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society’s relief efforts.