Hidehiko Hoshino

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Hidehiko Hoshino
Also known as Hide
Born (1966-06-16) June 16, 1966 (age 52)
Origin Fujioka, Gunma, Japan
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, keyboards
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts Buck-Tick, Dropz

Hidehiko Hoshino (星野 英彦, Hoshino Hidehiko, born June 16, 1966 in Fujioka, Gunma), nicknamed "Hide", is a Japanese musician and songwriter. He is known as the rhythm guitarist for the rock band Buck-Tick since 1983.[1]



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.[2]


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.


With Buck-Tick
With Dropz
  • Sweet Oblivion (April 4, 2007) Oricon peak position: #71[3]


  1. ^ "Last FM: BUCK-TICK". last fm. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  2. ^ "BUCK-TICK and Theatre Brook Participating in Kuriyama Chiaki's New Album". musicjapanplus.jp. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  3. ^ "dropzのアルバム売り上げランキング". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-05-20.