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[[Richard Kruspe|Richard]] was featured on the song [[Move It (song)|Move It]] in 2016. He was also in the [[Move It (video)|music video]] for the song.
[[Richard Kruspe|Richard]] was featured in the song [[Move It (song)|Move It]] in 2016. He was also in the [[Move It (video)|music video]] for the song.

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Tomoyasu Hotei


Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Actor

Born: February 1, 1962 (Age 57)
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan x14px
Previous bands: Complex
Member of: Boøwy
Blue Film


Tomoyasu Hotei (布袋 寅泰, Hotei Tomoyasu, born on February 1, 1962, in Takasaki, Gunma), also known simply as Hotei ( HOH-tay) is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and actor. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Hotei claims record sales of over 40 million copies and has collaborated with acclaimed artists from around the world. Hotei first rose to prominence in the 1980s as the guitarist for Boøwy, one of Japan's most popular rock bands, before starting a solo career.

In 2003, he was ranked number 70 on HMV Japan's list of the 100 most important Japanese pop acts. He ranked second in a 2011 poll on who the Japanese people thought was the best guitarist to represent Japan. An iconic artist in his native Japan, he moved to London in 2012 and continues to perform and release music globally. Internationally Hotei is best known for his song "Battle Without Honor or Humanity," which has been featured in numerous films, commercials, video games, and events, most notably Quentin Tarantino's feature film Kill Bill.


Connection to Rammstein

Richard was featured in the song Move It in 2016. He was also in the music video for the song.