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thumb|Andreas Meurer (Andi) thumb|Kuddel and Andi Die Toten Hosen is a German punk band from DÃ¼sseldorf. They are one of very few German-language acts who have enjoyed decades-long mass appeal in Germany; BAP, Die Ã„rzte, BÃ¶hse Onkelz, Udo Lindenberg, Fettes Brot, Rammstein, Marius MÃ¼ller-Westernhagen and Herbert GrÃ¶nemeyer being the only other contenders in this respect.
The members of Die Toten Hosen (literally "The Dead Trousers" in English; "tote Hose" is a German expression meaning "lifeless", "boring", or "nothing going on") are Campino (Andreas Frege), Kuddel (Andreas von Holst), Vom (Stephen 'Vom' Ritchie), Andi (Andreas Meurer) and Breiti (Michael Breitkopf). Although most of the members are German, drummer Vom is actually from England and replaced WÃ¶lli as the drummer in 1999 (WÃ¶lli's untimely departure from the band was due to injuries caused by a car accident), who himself had replaced Trini in 1985 and is still an honorary member of the band; Trini became the band's manager.