Hideto Matsumoto, more commonly known by his nickname hide (lowercase 'h')was the brilliant, flamboyant, pink-haired guitarist of legendary Japanese rock band X Japan. He died on May 2nd, 1998 at the age of 33, though the manner of his death is debatable.
He achieved godly status with many in Japan and all over Asia. Over 70,000 people attended his funeral and a museum was built in his honour.
Apart from X Japan, he also formed the band Yokosuka Saver Tiger, took part in an American collaboration, Zilch, was a part of hide with Spread Beaver, and had a successful solo career.
Will there ever be a person as amazing as hide again?
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