with reporting by James Lacsina
Everyone musician has one. That list they keep in their head of all the amazing artists they'd love to collaborate with if they could only get, you know, Madonna on the phone.
Tokio Hotel are no different. As they gear up for a tour in support of Kings of Suburbia, the boys recently sat down with MTV News to talk about their bucket list and some of the names on it might surprise you.
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Tom Kaulitz: Sometimes you like people and then you meet them and you don’t like them anymore. It’s always hard to tell. Like once you want to work with somebody, it has to fit on a personal level as well. I don’t know, like, for us, our childhood heroes are like Aerosmith so that’s [someone] that would be amazing to work with, you know, Steven Tyler or Aerosmith as a whole band.
Depeche Mode, David Bowie And... No D-Bags
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Bill Kaulitz: Depeche Mode or David Bowie, there are a lot of people that would be just amazing. But as Tom said, sometimes you’re scared to meet your heroes because then you meet them and you’re like, 'Oh, they suck, personally they just suck,' and then you don’t want to work with them anymore.It happened to me so many times where I liked someone, I went to a show and met them afterwards, and we realized 'Oh, these are douchebags.' I don’t even wanna do anything with them.
Jessica Alba, Does She Make Music?Getty Images Entertainment/Ari Perilstein
Tom: Is Jessica Alba doing music? I mean that would be a great collaboration as well.