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There are multiple artists named Hyde:

1. HYDE (ハイド) is the solo project of hyde, the singer and main lyricist for the Japanese rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel and Vamps.

Since HYDE keeps his personal information scarce, much about him is either unknown or unofficial, including his real name, purported to be Hideto Takarai. He confirmed his birthdate (January 29, 1969) in an interview for the 2002 March issue of Rockin On Japan.

HYDE’s debut as a solo artist was in October 2001, when he released his first solo single, Evergreen. After two more singles, Angel’s Tale and Shallow Sleep, HYDE released his first solo album, ballad-filled ROENTGEN, in March 2002. An overseas edition featuring English lyrics was released in July. His next two singles, HELLO and HORIZON, both including a b-side track not found on any album, were released prior to his second album, rockish 666, all in late 2003.

While reuniting with L’Arc~en~Ciel after a 3 year hiatus, HYDE continued his solo career. He composed the music for the song Glamorous Sky, sung by 中島美嘉 (Mika Nakashima) and to be used in the movie NANA. HYDE’s next single Countdown was released in October 2005, it included Japanese & English versions of the title song. Another single, Season’s Call, was used as the second opening theme to the anime show Blood+, starting in January 2006. The single was released in February.

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    21 Jan 5:00pm Reply
  • erzadel

    HYDE > VAMPS [6] Tbh I'm just waiting for a Roentgen part 2. I don't think it'll happen though. :( I really miss that side of him and L'Arc!

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • FIANHYDE

    HYDE > VAMPS [5]

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato atmospheric metal, experimental

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Mireille-ciel

    HYDE > VAMPS [3]

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • KaoruTakarai88

    I love VAMPS, but I do miss his solo works.

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    <3

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • koihitoyo

    I LOVE HYDE SOLO THE MOST, BUT I THINK L'ARC~EN~CIEL , VAMPS AND HYDE ARE GREAT , BECAUSE I LOVE HIS VOICE ALWAYS AND I NEED HIM IN MY COUNTRY.

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • WagnerBC

    HYDE > VAMPS[3]

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • hendiplast

    Happy birthday HYDE!

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Cat_007

    nice....evergreen

    4 Jan 2014 Reply
  • chillihime

    HYDE > VAMPS [2]

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • evilcoc0nut

    ↓ this

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Cleverek

    L'arc >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HYDE > VAMPS [2]

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Renato_Bing

    HYDE > VAMPS

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ynessa

    I love him and I love all his songs but I think my favorite album is FAITH too, I don't know why but I can't stop listening to it! <3

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xclaimation

    i personally prefer FAITH, but obviously ROENTGEN is very different from the other songs that he wrote for L'Arc.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • peys032

    ROENTGEN is my favorite album, coz pure HYDE music! IMO

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • AcronymBlood_

    <333

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    I really want his SOLO COMEBACK !!!!! *o* I really want HYDE's new ALBUM !!!!

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
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