|Also known as||Hide|
|Born||June 16, 1966|
|Origin||Fujioka, Gunma, Japan|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, keyboards|
|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.
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.
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
- "Last FM: BUCK-TICK". last fm. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
- "BUCK-TICK and Theatre Brook Participating in Kuriyama Chiaki's New Album". musicjapanplus.jp. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "dropzのアルバム売り上げランキング". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-05-20.
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