the hives

Queens of the Stone Age to Play London Festival With Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, the Hives

Folks, as you may already now, festival-lineup announcement season is upon us. The latest: Queens of the Stone Age will mount a one-day festival at London’s Finsbury Park…
Liz Cantrell / November 23, 2017

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…
Kyle McGovern / 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…
Kory Grow / 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…
Jon Wiederhorn / 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…
Kory Grow / 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…
Chris Martins / 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…
Devon Maloney / 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…
Caryn Ganz / 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.
SPIN Staff / 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…
Marc Hogan / 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.
Marc Hogan / 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?
Abigail Everdell / 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…
Melissa Goldstein / 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…
Barry Walters / 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.
Marc Spitz / July 27, 2004