Based on latest discussions on this forum, and studiing copyright laws, it is necessary to state out new forum mandatory rules, effective immediately, so, here we are.

LINKS TO MUSIC & VIDEOS: what is legal/what is not.
NEW RULES in the forum state:

From now on in our forum users shal NOT POST TOPICS THAT containin the following :
• Requests for or links to MP3s, music videos, or other files of questionable legality
• Bootlegs

So, please do not POST A LINK TO music or videos which does not directly originate from an officially legal site.

An OFFICIALLY LEGAL SITE is: or, universal music, a legitimate music site like MTV or VIVA. The links must be direct and linked only to the approved site. Any links which have copied and transferred the music or videos from an official legal site to ANYWHERE else are NOT OFFICIAL.

• Do not ASK FOR A LINK to music or videos. If there is a legal site for either listening or viewing, xTERNAL will provide the information in the NEWS section of

WHAT YOU CAN DO in the forums: You can DISCUSS a new song or a new video.

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO in the forums: provide illegal links or ask for links, give directions of any kind as to where something might be found (examples: file-sharing, other fansites, etc.). Screen caps will be allowed (within reason) AFTER a video has been made available through an OFFICIAL LEGAL LINK. Fan remixes of songs will be allowed (within reason) after the song has been officially released.

The above restrictions are necessary not because we are being “damn babies” or “. The reason is simply that RAMMSTEIN-EUROPE has made the decision to not be a facilitator of illegal activities involving copyrighted material. The reason for that is also clear. Rammstein’s Management has shown aggressive behaviour in combating copyright infringement.

Anyone who violates the spirit of the aforementioned expansion/explanation of what the RULES mean here as applied to music and videos (and this also includes the "making of videos") will meet up with one of the following consequences:


If you have ANY questions about what may or may not be acceptable here, you can always PM a Moderator and ask first before posting something that might get you in trouble here.

•any links to (or other sharing sites of a similar nature)are generally not allowed.
While some videos like fan made items or spoof animations are allowed, we do not allow linking to youtube. Oftentimes there is/are illegal videos of Rammstein performances to the side of the linked videos. Actual Rammstein Videos which are very illegal to be hosted by that site - therefore we cannot allow links to youtube to be allowed.

So, links to youtube are now allowed - ONLY IF it is a fanmade video by you, and does not contain bootleg footage or footage of live performances or released performances. Stills from photos found on the net are OK. A montage is OK. Clips of released footage are NOT OK.

Please try to understand that sometimes while we may allow a certain individuals fanmade videos, and deny another persons it is usually because the content in it could get the forums in trouble.

Also if some individuals post their fanmade video and it turns out to be bootleg footage that they filmed themselves at a concert and consider that "fanmade" - then we will have to reverse the ruling on allowing fanmade videos PERIOD!

Here is an update on what is considered "fanmade".
Fanmade is fanmade. You did it yourself. Like cut and paste. You creatd everything yourself. No footage filmed by someone else no clips. Still images are OK.
For example:
If you go out and find 6 banana slugs in the yard, dress them up in LAB outfits, and put the skinniest one in a paper boat and play the music to SEEMANN on a kazoo. That is fanmade.

If you have a coverband and you do your own video or you have footage of YOUR band's performance. That is fanmade.

If you have images that you sketched of how you think the video for a song should have been and you put it to music - I think we can allow that.

Use your creativity.


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What do the Rammstein members do in their free time?

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  • What do the Rammstein members do in their free time?

    I know, this can be considered as a very "voyeuristic" thread, but somehow it intrigues me, especially as it might affect the whole band (like Till's hobbies influencing the lyrics, Richard's Emigrate as a needed antithesis, Paul's photography as stimulus to create a making of etc.). But personally, I don't know much about any of them, as they seem to evade attention when they're not working with the band. Here's a list with practically all I know:

    • Till: he goes fishing, hunting, writes poetry and loves being away somewhere in a natural environment. He tries to spend much time with his family as well.
    • Richard: he works on Emigrate, likes to spend time with his daughter. Furthermore he seems to travel between America and Berlin. That's all I know.
    • Ollie: he has a family... That's all I know
    • Schneider: he has a family as well.. And I think he plays volleyball.
    • Flake: reminiscing about the GDR seems to interest him...
    • Paul: spends time with his daughter as much as possible, has an interest in photography (and filming, I think).

    That's all I know...
    Dort wo der Horizont
    Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
    Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
    Auf das du mich dort findest

  • #2
    ^Schneider plays handball not volleyball ;-)
    And Flake also has an interest in classic cars.


    • #3
      Originally posted by The Rose View Post
      And Flake also has an interest in classic cars.
      He has a company with his friend Dirk Salomon

      This is the FB Page:
      and the site


      • #4
        ^I read once, that when you rented a car with a driver, if he had nothing else to do, and felt like it, he might take the turn himself. So far no one had recognised him!


        • #5
          Wow; didn't know that about Flake, thx! It would be cool just to drive with Flake in a classical car through Berlin.
          And thx for correcting me on Schneiders' sport .

          I found out about oliver that he likes extreme sporting, does skateboarding and surfing. Next to that he seems passionate about photography, internet and computers. But that's all old info. Man, these guys really seem to live secluded lives, away from the cameras. I wonder a bit how they manage to live with low-key attention from the medias. I'd think they'd be hunted by paparazzi on many occasions...
          Dort wo der Horizont
          Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
          Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
          Auf das du mich dort findest


          • #6
            ^Raul a Spanish football player, spent two years in Germany playing for Schalke 04, he was surprised by the respect of German press and Germans in general for his private life. Maybe Germany is different with those who don't want to appear on the media.


            • #7
              ^yes, that could be a reason. That's too bad for us somehow as Germany is probably the only place where many people would recognize the band members when they meet them on the streets. I think abroad their faces are quite unknown, except maybe Till's.
              Dort wo der Horizont
              Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
              Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
              Auf das du mich dort findest


              • #8
                If they lived here in the US, they couldn't sneeze without the paparazzi all up in their business.
                Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?


                • #9
                  ^Yeah, and I guess neither of them really wants much attention, except maybe Richard (don't know why, but rest of the band seems more "withdrawn" to me, more into keeping things low-key when it comes to themselves).
                  Dort wo der Horizont
                  Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
                  Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
                  Auf das du mich dort findest