Bill has gotten involved with an advertising campaign for Saturn ( A German electrical company ) alongside Alice Cooper. The commercial is awesome and very funny! ;D
I believe the translation is as follows, but if I've got any of it wrong, I'm sure Susi will put it right for us! ;D
Alice: "Who are you?" Bill: "I'm Bill Kaulitz." Alien: "Anyone can say that!" Bill: "Watch this then!" *door opens, fangirls start screaming* Alice: "I can do that too!" *door opens, old guys start screaming* Bill: "It's just a question of technology."
Gosh, I LOVE this so much, it's ridiculous! I was a bit sleep-delusional when I saw the ad for the first time (I often have quite intense dreams where I get a bit "lost" and need some time to figure out what is dream and what reality) and I was also sick with a cold so everything was a bit dizzy. I watched it in the middle of the night and had no clue if it was real or not. *lol* After that I couldn't go back to sleep for the stupid grin in my face which I couldn't get rid of for almost a day. The thing is that I love the Alice Cooper Saturn ads (he's been doing that for about a year now) though the German voice/dubbing made me cringe with most of the ads. I also love Saturn though CDs/DVDs are mostly ridiculously expensive (at least the ones I want ) but I'm a bit nostalgic because it was always THE store I made sure to go to when I went shopping in Magdeburg and it's also THE store I make sure to go to every time I'm and have been in Hamburg over those past years during my holidays at home.
So I was in the Hamburg store last month listening to some CDs, picking up the Humanoid Live CD and DVD and I put the live CD songs up on as many listening stations as possible (and well, I spent about 2 hours there). I always started with "Alien" (it's somewhat of my guilty pleasure live song) and I've often thought it would be cool to have TH in one of those TV ads when I saw Alice Cooper on TV. When I was in the store, putting on the live CD I thought about it again and how perfect TH would be for those space ads etc etc. Then I was pondering that losing Alice Cooper would be a shame though because I really like him for the ads so when I saw this ad with Bill and him now, I seriously was confused and ecstatic. It felt totally surreal. *haha* Shame the other guys aren't in it but considering the image and look of those ads Bill was really the best choice and gosh, Alice Cooper and Bill in one Saturn space ad! I just love it.
Also, about Bill's last sentence: Bill: "It's just a question of technology."
He says the word "Technik". It can be understood as a bit of a word play. It doesn't work in English and you'd need to translate it with "technology" because Saturn is an electronics store but "Technik" can also be "technique" in the sense that Bill could not be talking about technology but e.g. about his "technique" to make the girls/fans go this crazy for him. You know...
Oh LOLOLOL! It even got better!!! ;D The humour in those is fantastic and Alice Cooper even spoke his German sentences. Wonder if Bill was helping to teach him?
*copies from our website
Alien: Du Bill, d- darf ich in deiner Band mitspielen? Say Bill, may I join your band? Bill: Na ja, was kannst du denn? Oh well, what can you do? *Alien getting out its instrument* Bill *expecting the worst and sighing*: Ohh! *Alien playing surprisingly beautiful tune* Bill *smiling, saying to Alice*: Los, sag' schon deinen Satz! Come on, just say your slogan already! Alice: Alles eine Frage der Technik. It's all a matter of technology/technique.**
** "Technik" would be translated with "technology" because Saturn is an electronics chain of stores. However, it's a bit of a word play and can also be translated as "technique" in the sense of the alien's playing technique that even though its instrument of choice made everybody expect something really bad and uncool, it turned out to be beautiful. Or like in the first ad when Bill says the slogan it can also be understood as it all being down to his "technique" of getting the fan-girls to go crazy like this for him. You get the idea. XD
Alice *refering to the bird on Bill's shoulder*: Was ist denn das für ein Vogel? Who's that oddball*? Bird *referring to Bill*: Woher soll ich denn das wissen? How am I supposed to know? Bill *surprised*: Du kannst sprechen?! You can talk?! Bird: Du kannst singen?! You can sing?! *Bill gasping, others laughing* Bill: Alles eine Frage der Technik. It's all a matter of technology/technique.
* Another word play: "Vogel" is the German word for "bird" but can also be used to refer to a person that's odd, somewhat weird or just out of the ordinary.