hide with Spread Beaver was a Japanese rock band formed in the late '90s. Vocalist and guitarist, hide, formed the band after the disbandment of his previous group, X JAPAN. Most of the members of Spread Beaver were originally hide's live musicians for his two solo tours, but the group only formally became "hide with Spread Beaver" at the end of 1997. They released one single and recorded one more before the unexpected death of their vocalist. Their first and only album, Ja,Zoo, was still incomplete at the time of hide's death, with only three songs recorded.