Hide was a popular Japanese musician. More commonly known by his stage name Hide. he was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the popular heavy metal band X Japan from 1987 to 1997.


Birth name: Hideto Matsumoto
A.K.A.: hide
Birth: December 13, 1964 (Yokosuka, Japan)
Died: May 2, 1998 (Tokyo, Japan)
Occupation(s): Singer, Songwiter, musician
Instrument(s): Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Years Active: 1981-1998
Label(s): Sony, Lemoned Plant
Associated Acts: X-Japan, Zilch

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