I only found out about Hide around a year ago, but he has had a huge impact on my love for music, and his lyrics always inspire me to get back on my feet when times get rough. I cannot express my immense gratitude for such an amazing musician. I am truly sorry such a beautiful person departed this world so early. I really wish I could have met him, and with any luck, I look forward to a possibility in the afterlife. Missing you and lovin you always, Rest in Peace our beautiful Pink Supidaa. Love u, Hide.
Until about 15 years ago I was a rather sad child, I often played guitar alone in my room. But then I got an album of X (Dahlia) and I fell in love with the guitar sound! In short time I was more open and more confident! I will always remember you and thank you with all my heart!! We miss you! We always thinking of you! WE LOVE YOU! hide forever! We are X~!!
i remember the first time i heard hide's songs, i immediately wanted to pursue a career in music, even if i didn't have much talent with instruments or vocals. i also became a bit happier with his music in my life and look to him for inspiration for about everything i do. he's become a guiding light in my times of darkness...every time i feel like giving up, hide puts me back on the path with his music. \(^o^)/
1st time i heard endless rain,very melodic song....try to find out who's the singer/group....but not till 2009 i finally found the group so called X-JAPAN....but very sad to learn that the band have lost their gunmen,hide.....hopefully the remain group members will continue to produce an album in remembrance of hide....hide, R.I.P......miss your music and guitar solo......
as if i was lucky enough to see the last live, i heard of hide's death and it crushed me. i went to his public funeral and it was the saddest day of my life. hide has always helped me (i feel) through difficult times in my life and that his music, had an extremely good message to it, whilst being upbeat and god to listen to ^^. this did hurt me, i felt anger, sadness and betrayel, yet looking back on it all i can think of is, im sorry hide. im sorry for everything. but he will continue to live in the hearts of his followers. i mean, we are X right?
hide, you will always be the King of JRock to me. You are noble, and beautiful inside and out. You will forever be in my heart. I will carry you with me forever. I hope to meet with you in the future. You have my undying love Pink Spider.
hide-sama, i love your music i just love your character i love you we'll always love you ♥ just keep playing your music for this world for this cold world to warm
In you there's full of life energy, you never get tired... the feeling comes straight from my heart. you're such a wonderful person the strange feeling still come to me each time I watch your video. like it has something to say, I love my guitar with all my heart,its the only thing that connects you to me (in music)
Ever since I started listening to your music I have grown attached to your work. I just want you to know that everyone in X Japan are in a world tour right now and they found a guitarist who you would be proud to have in your place. Nobody has forgotten about you, X Japan have a tribute to you every concert they do and have a doll of you on stage with them. You will never be forgotten and your music will live on. In your memory I will start a band that is a tribute to your work. Watch over us in heaven, you are my saint.
I remember when I first saw hide. Good memories. I discovered him through Luna Sea. People were writing about him on Luna Sea's videos too. Especially on the hide memorial concert. I watched the video and Luna Sea was performing there and then I scrolled down to read some comments. I saw that many had written things like "I miss you hide" and everything. And I thought it was a bit annoying so I searched him up on youtube to see who he was and why everyone was writing such things about him there. And then I saw the "Tell me" video. I really can't describe how I felt when I watched it. so 10 min later I decided to search him on google and the first thing I saw was that he was dead. I didn't really react much but I got very shocked later! hide has changed my life in many ways and before I discovered him I was very unhappy. But it's totally different now, thanks to hide-san. I hope that you're happy where you are now hide. Watch X Japan's live's from heaven and be proud over them. And I just want you to know that I love you so much! Forever Love Pink Spider <3
When i was little my father was not very a very good father. He always yelled and balmed things on me. My mother showed me X-japan and hide to me was like a father. The father i wish to have a dream of. because of this man i learned soo much and i am a good person today even though I have many flaws. thank you hide...otosan. i miss you
I always wondered what music from different cultures sounded like. I imagined each country had their own "beatles" or their own "kiss", each unique artists. So i searched for japan's most famous bands of all time and in every survey, everyone titled x japan as number one. I remember the first song i saw them play at their last live on youtube and i remember the first time i saw him. I didnt know his name so i searched x japan on wikipedia hoping to find out. In nearly all the videos i wacthed people would always comment things like "i miss you hide" but i never saw rest in peace so i just thought oh he must have left the band how sad. I remember loving him from teh beginning, loving how he played ever so easily and carefree and how he randomly did such silly things. I was so happy to have found someone so thrilling and new. Until i read his wikipedia page and as i was scrolling down saw the big bold letters DEATH. i was so shocked to find out he had been dead for 10 years and i tried to research more about it and came accross his funeral video which for the first 30 times i watched it made me cry endlessly. I stopped watching that video and haven't seen it in 3 months. Sometimes i get so caught up in watching hide perform songs like "Rocket Dive" or "beauty and stupid" or "Lemoned I Scream" i forget he is dead until i come across a sad fanvid with pictures of him and its like finding out he isn't here all over again. I love how everyone loved him so much and still do. He was such a character and had such an extatic personality and you really dont have to know him to see it. I hate it when people say things like "he never left he will always be with us" I can understand that is a comfort to most people and it's fine to believe that. But he did leave and he HASN'T been here for almost 11 years. All we can do is mourn because we never got to see him perform or will never feel the comfort of knowing he is alive. Sometimes i wish i would have never found out he was dead. I mean he would have been on the other side of the globe i really didnt even need to know..but it is what it is. All of his fans can only say the same thing. I love you.
I spent every dime I had to buy round trip airfare from Oklahoma and concert tickets. I spent my first nite in Tokyo in a park. The new years eve concert was the best live performance I have ever seen. I still get chills when I watch the video. Hide was a unique individual who was mourned world wide. Such a terrible loss. I'm so go glad I got to see him before he died. The world rocks a little less without him. Rest in peace Hidesan.
i went looking for english translations to miyavi's songs. i came across hide's 'breeding'. on a separate occasion i heard hide's 'misery' on youtube. both, i thought were "hyde's" songs, with his name misspelt. then as i discovered hyde's music, i realised it was totally different. i decided to find out the song 'breeding' on you tube. i loved it intensely. i decided to find out more about the artist. when i googled 'hide jrock' his official memoriam website opened. "why does he need a memorium?", i thought. imagine my shock when i discovered he's dead! since then i've heard so many of his songs. genkai haretsu is my favourite. i cry when i see his funeral. you will forever in our hearts, my beautiful pink spider. i love you.
Even after 10 years i always shiver when i see his funeral's video.. i hope he is in peace now and watch after his love ones. I hope he can enjoy from where he is the music as ever and enjoy the news X-japan concert too. I'm happy that even after so many years people don't forget him, hide is with us forever. Forever Love hide <3
Up until 6 years ago I thought that I would never find someone ho loved music like I do then I went on to a J-Rock sight. There I found out about Hide. The first song I ever hared him sing was Pink Spider. I loved that song so much that it got me looking at his other works. I love all his music from all his bands. But the one I listen to the most is X Japan. When I found out he was dead (even though I was 8 when he died) I cried. I could not believe that some one would take him out of this world. He had so much to offer. His music has stuck with me and got me though a lot of hard times. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM.
I've known Hide for only a couple of years, I regret not to have known about him earlier... I wish for him to be in a better place, still singing to create and spread joy and fun all around him like I saw he did when he was alive. Ever Free Hide ^^
Although I have only looked back on hide with the knowledge of his death before I even learnt anything about him, I just have to say - hide, you are amazing. Your solo career music is so inspiring and you really live on in your music, you live on in everyone who remembers you, and people truly love you, hide! You live on, pink spida~
well..i actually got to know about x japan this year. hide-sama died in 98, and i was only 5 years old then =X... i really admire hide-sama...he is very, very, very talented. i can't describe his songs because i can never feel as if any word is worthy of his music. my favourite is actually love replica...i doubt this is a popular top favourite amongst most fans(i'm not very sure actually, haha) but well, it is definately the song that made me fall in love with hide and of course, x japan... there's this live version of kurenai which opens with the stage in the dark, hide-sama sitting on the stage and playing the opening with a pick in between his lips - then toshi-sama comes into the stage, takes a seat beside him and starts singing. at the end of the opening guitar hide removes the pick from his lips and gives this really, mesmirising smile...i have never met him in person, i never will, and that is the greatest memory of hide-sama i have in my mind. thank you so much hide-sama.. really, you have no idea what you and x mean to me...