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The Hives Regret Dedicating ‘Tick Tick Boom’ to Boston Crowd
The Hives have apologized for dedicating a song "about stuff blowing up" to Boston, just months after the city was the site of a tragic…
December 6, 2013
The Hives Are Ready for Their Close-Up in ‘Wait a Minute’ Clip
Earlier this year, when the Hives began promoting their latest album, Lex Hives, they wore dapper tuxes and top hats. We took them shopping for…
August 24, 2012
The Hives’ Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist Has Smart Answers to Our Smart-Ass Questions
Graduates of the great early-aughts garage-rock revival, and subjects of a subsequent bidding war, the Hives have learned some tough lessons over the years. The…
June 28, 2012
Inflated Egos? The Hives Rock a Blimp in ‘Go Right Ahead’ Video
"Closed, due to the Hives," reads the sign outside a shop at the beginning of the Swedish garage rockers' eye-popping new video for the song…
June 11, 2012
The Hives, ‘Lex Hives’ (Disques Hives)
The Hives may be crude, cocksure nostalgists — cavemen, artistically speaking — but they aren't lazy. So how is it that in 20 years of…
June 1, 2012
Watch the Hives’ High-Class, Lo-Fi Video for ‘Go Right Ahead’
For a bunch of Swedish dudes in tuxes, the Hives have done an excellent job keeping things lo-fi with the first video accompaniment to their…
May 9, 2012
15 Amazing Things Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist Said at the Hives’ Tiny NYC Show
The Hives are so slavishly devoted to showmanship, the plugs stuffed into frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist's ears stick to the band's black-and-white color scheme. Last…
April 27, 2012
Mariachi Los Hives: Sweden’s Five Amigos Get New Duds
Answering the unasked question, "What's black and white and Mariachi all over," the Hives let SPIN watch as they shopped for Mexican outfits in L.A.
April 24, 2012
See fun., Goodie Mob, the Hives Perform on TV Last Night
Last night's TV lineup turned out majestic pop-rockers, reunited Southern rappers, and snotty Swedish garage-rockers. Progress, right? It wasn't actually as varied as that might…
April 24, 2012
The Hives Repeat ‘Go Right Ahead’ Many Times on New ‘Lex Hives’ Track
Hard to believe it's been a decade since the Hives re-released their hit single "Hate to Say I Told You So" in the United States.
March 12, 2012
Where Have All the Great Rock Singers Gone?
Today, 17 years after Freddie Mercury's passing, I've found myself wondering: Where have all the great rock singers gone?
November 24, 2008
The Hives and Cyndi Lauper Duet on Christmas Song
In the latest free holiday download news, the Hives are set to revive their dueling ways this yuletide season, releasing a gratis holiday duet with…
November 17, 2008
The Hives, ‘The Black and White Album’ (A&M/ Octone)
"They say the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result," Howlin' Pelle Almqvist paraphrases Albert Einstein in "Try It…
January 18, 2008
Sharp Dressed Manskap: The Hives
I. A Receipt of Universal Appeal "We're not very incognito." Howlin' Pelle Almqvist feels two-dozen eyes on him as he chews his muffin.
July 27, 2004
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