Die Toten Hosen

In early 1982, five friends, recruited among others from the scattered remnants of the then underground German punk legend ZK, formed Die Toten Hosen. The predictions from their environment for the band's lifespan were: A few months... Today, 40 years later, after countless trials and tribulations, anthems, hits, bankruptcies, bad luck and mishaps, Die Toten Hosen are not only one of the longest-lived and most successful German-language acts, the Düsseldorf rock band is also undoubtedly part of the cultural canon of the Federal Republic of Germany. "We didn't choose this, but someone had to do it," is how Campino, singer and frontman of the band that has so far outlived three German chancellors and one German chancellor, comments on this amazing anniversary.