Hide (musician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hide (musician)

Japanese musician

Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1964

Place of Birth: Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 02-May-1998

Profession: composer, singer, record producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Hide (musician)

  • Hideto Matsumoto (Japanese: ?? ??, Hepburn: Matsumoto Hideto, December 13, 1964 – May 2, 1998), better known by his stage name hide, was a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and record producer.
  • He was lead guitarist of the rock band X Japan, a solo artist and a co-founder of the United States-based rock band Zilch. Hide 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, he 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.
  • He 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".

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