Hidehiko Hoshino(星野 英彦,Hoshino Hidehiko?, born June 16, 1966 in Fujioka, Gunma), nicknamed "Hide", is a Japanese musician and songwriter. Known as the rhythm guitarist for the rock band Buck-Tick since 1983.
In 1985, when Hide and Yutaka Higuchi graduated high school they moved to Tokyo together, where Hide started culinary school. Throughout Buck-Tick's long career, he has the second most songwriting credits. Hide married in 2006.
Hide has released only one solo song; "Jarring Voice" on the compilation Dance 2 Noise 001. He has also performed on Issay's Flowers, Fake?'s Marilyn is a Bubble and Chiaki Kuriyama's Circus.
Dropz (stylized as dropz) is a side project of Hidehiko Hoshino that began in 2005. The members consist of himself (guitars, programming & keyboards), Kelli Dayton (vocals) and Cube Juice (programming & electronics). He wrote the music, while Kelli wrote the lyrics. They released their first album, Sweet Oblivion, on April 4, 2007 and a limited edition remix of the same album.