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hide (born Hideto Matsumoto) was a guitarist and musician from Japan. hide's career started in 1980 when he joined his firstmajor music project in 1984 with Saver(Saber) Tiger. The band split in 1987, and that is when hide made his breakthrough as anartist when he joined the highly influential metal band X-Japan. When the band took a hiatus, hide used the time to embark onhis own highly successful solo career.Things were getting better and better in his solo career, and his highly anticipated thirdsolo album, "Ja, Zoo" was in the works. However, in May of 1998, hide hanged himself in his Tokyo ...read more

hide (born Hideto Matsumoto) was a guitarist and musician from Japan. hide's career started in 1980 when he joined his firstmajor music project in 1984 with Saver(Saber) Tiger. The band split in 1987, and that is when hide made his breakthrough as anartist when he joined the highly influential metal band X-Japan. When the band took a hiatus, hide used the time to embark onhis own highly successful solo career.Things were getting better and better in his solo career, and his highly anticipated thirdsolo album, "Ja, Zoo" was in the works. However, in May of 1998, hide hanged himself in his Tokyo apartment while intoxicatedone night. His third solo album, "Ja Zoo", was finally released months later, which (because of hide's tragic suicide) peaked atnumber 1 on the Oricon charts. His legacy still remains today, and he is arguably one of the most important artists in visual keihistory, along with his fellow X-Japan members. « hide

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