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The Hives

"The Hives" are a garage rock and punk rock band from Fagersta, Sweden that emerged in the US and the UK in the early 2000s.

*Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (vocals)

*Nicholaus Arson (real name Niklas Almqvist) (guitar)

*Vigilante Carlstroem (real name Mikael Karlsson Åström) (guitar)

*Dr. Matt Destruction (real name Mattias Bernvall) (bass)

*Chris Dangerous (real name Christian Grahn) (drums)

The band claims that their songs are written by an honorary "sixth Hive", Randy Fitzsimmons. It was revealed in NME that Randy Fitzsimmons is a registered pseudonym belonging to Nicholas Arson. This has lead many to believe that Randy Fitzsimmons is in fact a myth, and that it is Arson who writes the songs. Arson and the rest of the band deny this and insist on the existence of Randy Fitzsimmons as the band's songwriter.

The Hives have won awards for their live performances. Howlin' Pelle Almqvist is known for his habits of stage diving, climbing amps, executing scissor kicks, nonsensical speech and being arrogant between songs.

The band was formed in 1993 under the guidance of Randy Fitzsimmons. According to The Hives it was Fitzsimmon...

years active 1993 – present
country Fagersta, Sweden
music genre Garage Rock, Punk Rock, Garage rock revival
current members (left to right)
Dr. Matt Destruction
Nicholas Arson
Pelle Almqvist
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia