TOSSO BAUER (LEAVES EYES, ATROCITY)
PERSONAL VIEW A - Z
a) Who r the guys in the band - different characters?
Liv Kristine: she is the queen of gothic but also a sunshine person, makin many people in contact with her smile. One of her hobbies is also collecting fines and speed tickets. Liv is faster than the speed of light..in a car, on skies, in the swimbath. If you wanna travel fast and in time, Liv should be your taxi driver.
Alex Krull: The german giant, the chief, the mastermind, longest hair in metal. The adventures he is going through with ATROCITY since almost thirty years would need more space in a book than the (un-)holy bible. His hobbies include "Iphone and Cappuccino quality time" and philosphing about the good old days of Heavy Metal.
Joris Nijenhuis: fastest feet from Friesland, DJ Jorisico. Drums can never be too fast for him. His interests are drums, drums, drums, cymbals, toms, tomstands, drumsticks, cheese and broccoli.
Sander van der Meer: German girls love his dutch accent. Speaks better german than some native germans. His main interests are coffee (lekker lekker), all new apple computers, pads and phones and Jack Daniels mixed with Coke.
Thorsten Bauer: That's me. Tossodomy, The red Ferrari:) I can annoy everybody on long distance tour rides since i am always the first to cry for more peeing breaks.
b) Your favorite bands / musicians: Deep Purple, Tool, Mastodon, ZZTop, Trio, Iron Maiden, Dead Can Dance;
c) What kinda music do u really hate? Reggea music...just doesn't work for me.
d) Which records would u take to a lonely isle here u only have a cd player?
Emperor- In the nightside eclipse
Metallica - Kill em all
Carcass- Necroticism/ Descanting the insalubrious
Slayer- Reign in blood
Lucia, McLaughlin, Meola - A friday night in San Francisco
Manowar- Hail to England
e) What else would u need?
A T.C. Boyle book, one electric and one acoustic guitar, sunscreen because i am a pale redhead;
f) Funniest tour experience?
Playing a show with Leaves' Eyes in Disneyworld Orlando/USA
g) Worst or most embaressing situations?
getting threatened at the end of our first north american tour by the so called "booking agency" to pay a nice amount of extra money, otherwise we wouldnt reach our flights and the bus would stop somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
Luckily the american police and the local concert promoter helped us and we reached our flights back home.
h) Best concert u´ve ever seen?
Sepultura 1992, Iron Maiden 2007, Rammstein 2012;
i) Best newcomerband?
I was very excited the first times i heard Mastodon, Solstafir and Cult of Luna.
Besides that i think nowadays too many bands sound the same to me.
j) Nicest holiday? Napoli/ Italy....visiting Capri, the Vesus, Pompeji and all of this crazy city!
k) Happy about... the interesting life that i can lead
l) Disappointed about... people that still lead wars in 21st century
m) Where did u grow up? In a small town in South germany called Crailsheim
n) Favorite food? Italina and indian food
o) Can u cook? Of course
p) Your idols, influences? Concerning music it would be people like James Hetfield, Billy Gibbons, Ritchie Blackmore or Anushka Shankar. I envy also writers like Hermann Hesse, Dostojewski and T.C. Boyle and all people that try to make this world a little bit better.
q) How was school? Amazing. I had a brilliant school time, only the mathematics classes sucked.
r) Still have “normal” jobs?
I used to work as drug counselor and now work since many years with homeless kids in Stuttgart.
s) Most important things in life?
My health, my family, my friends;
t) Would u be a good politician?
No, because i wouldnt be diplomatic and politically correct speaking most of the time.
u) Any bad habits? I am totally addicted to chocolate and if you leave your chocolate somewhere close to me it will disappear in my tummy.
v) Does your family support your musical success?
They are very proud of my musical carreer but also sometimes sad because they don't see me very often.
w) Do u believe in god? Not in the way the church wants people to believe. Though i must admit i really like the attitude of the Pope Franziskus.
x) In what else do u believe? I believe in thehuman right, that all men are equal and that its mankinds duty to save and protect the environment and all living creatures.
y) What is most important 4 u?
The freedom to do new things and to stay flexible in my head.
z) Last statement?
Thanx a lot for this interview and see you somewhere on tour worldwide.