Hideto "hide" Matsumoto was a Japanese musician known for his contributions to various bands and projects. Born on December 13, 1964, hide gained recognition as the guitarist of Saver Tiger and X Japan. He also served as the leader and vocalist of Spread Beaver, and was the vocalist of Zilch. In addition to his musical talents, hide founded the label LEMONed.
With a career spanning several genres including rock and metal, hide's unique style captivated audiences around the world. His energetic performances and innovative guitar playing made him a prominent figure in the Japanese music scene.
Tragically, hide passed away on May 2, 1998. Despite his untimely death, his influence continues to resonate with fans and fellow musicians alike. With similar artists such as LUNA SEA, SUGIZO, HYDE, X JAPAN, Gackt, BUCK-TICK, Sads, VAMPS and more listed among his contemporaries - it is clear that hide's impact on music remains significant even today.