Hide – King of Psyborg Rock

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Hide

Hideto Matsumoto (December 13, 1964 – May 2, 1998), better known by his stage name hide (pronounced Hee-DAY) was a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. He is primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan, but was also a successful solo artist and co-founder of the United States-based band Zilch.

He sold millions of records, both solo and as a member of X Japan. X Japan rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s, credited as founders of the Japanese visual kei movement. When they disbanded in 1997, hide focused on his solo career which started four years prior and went on to enjoy significant popularity. At the height of his fame, while recording his third studio album and about to launch an international career with the newly formed Zilch, he died in 1998 of what was ruled a suicide by hanging. hide was seen as an icon for Japanese youth rebelling against their country’s conformist society and his death was labeled “the End of an Era”

Band – X Japan – Guitars and Vocals
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Divya Suvarna

Divya Suvarna

Divya Suvarna, a random maniac, loves drawing, painting, designing and appreciating art in all forms. She is an avid music listener, so much that her headphones are often mistaken for her ears.

When she is not spewing her brains out working on freelance projects, she is looking out for visually appealing photos, videos and everything she loves.
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