Music / The Hives

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The Hives are a Swedish rock band from Fagersta, Sweden that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the Garage Rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, containing the single "Hate to Say I Told You So". The band is known for their energetic live shows, and have been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands of their era.

The band were formed in 1989, but changed the name to The Hives in 1993. Their first official release was the Ep Oh Lord! When? How? in 1996.

Band members:
  • Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (Pelle Almqvist) - lead vocals
  • Nicholaus Arson (Niklas Almqvist) - guitar
  • Vigilante Carlstroem (Mikael Karlsson Åström) - guitar
  • Dr. Matt Destruction (Mattias Bernwall) - bass guitar
  • Chris Dangerous (Christian Grahn) - drums, percussion

Albums
  • Barely Legal (1997)
  • Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)
  • Your New Favourite Band (2001) (compilation album)
  • Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004)
  • The Black and White Album (2008)
  • Lex Hives (2012)

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