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Ron Howard Would've Turned Down Jay Z

26th April 2014

Ron Howard would have ''chickened out'' of directing Jay Z's movie if he had thought more about it.The acclaimed filmmaker was approached weeks before the rapper's 'Made in America' festival in Philadelphia last year to...

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Charli Xcx Wants To Write For Hilary Duff

30th January 2014

Charli XCX wants to write a song for Hilary Duff. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter, who is behind Icona Pop's hit 'I Love It', is eager to be involved in Hilary's first album in five years, after...

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The Hives' Frontman Apologises For Dedicating Bomb Song To Boston

6th December 2013

The Hives frontman Pelle Almqvist has issued a public apology to fans in Boston, Massachusetts after "unintentionally" dedicating a song about "stuff blowing up" to the city, eight months after the Boston Marathon bombings.The Swedish...

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The Hives Ordered To Pay The Cardigans In Financial Feud

17th April 2013

The Hives have been ordered to pay $2.9 million (£1.8 million) to fellow Swedish rockers The Cardigans in a financial dispute.The two bands became embroiled in the conflict after bosses at Tambourine Studios, which handles...

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Triumphant Homecoming Tour Continues For The Hives (Pictures)

By Contributor | 28th January 2013

The Hives stormed home soil in Gothenburg on Friday (January 25, 2013)The Hives have gone from being cool to uncool and back to cool again so many times that it's hard to keep track of...

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Thirty Seven Bands Added To Download Festival

16th January 2013

Korn, The Hives and Jimmy Eat World have been confirmed for Download Festival. The acts are among 37 new bands added to the bill today, joining headliners Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot. The festival will...

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Green Day Slam Bon Jovi

13th September 2012

Billie Joe Armstrong has branded Bon Jovi the ''worst'' ever band to play with.The Green Day frontman is unimpressed with the rock icons' talent and says the 'Livin' On A Prayer' hitmakers are the worst...

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Fascinating Fact 14030

3rd September 2012

Rockers The Hives didn't dress down for Jay Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday (02Sep12) - the band braved the rain and hit the stage in their customary top hat and...

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The Things They Say 25628

2nd July 2012

"We wanted to play for people that didn't know anything about the band... Maybe they hated us, but they're not the kind of audience that throws things at bands, so we were safe." The Hives...

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The Things They Say 25620

2nd July 2012

"We got castles in the country. (Drummer) Chris (Dangerous) had 14 cars at one point... I bought a 50s Les Paul Sunburst, which is pretty stupid because I don't play guitar." The Hives frontman HOWLIN'...

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The Hives Back After Suffering Band Problems

15th March 2012

The Hives frontman HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST insists they are ready for a return to the stage after spending five years in "the dark ages".The Swedish rockers haven't released an album since 2007's Black and White...

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Coachella Line Up 2012: At The Drive-in Make Their Return

10th January 2012

Coachella announced its line-up for 2012 on Monday (January 9, 2012), naming the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher and The Hives among its three-day bill to take place firstly between April 13th to...

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Fascinating Fact 6369

16th November 2008

Swedish rockers THE HIVES and CYNDI LAUPER have collaborated on a new holiday tune, A CHRISTMAS DUEL. The track will be available to download for free online on 28 November (08)....

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Songwriter To Sue The Hives

30th October 2008

Swedish rockers THE HIVES are facing legal action from Los Angeles-based songwriter JASON SHAPIRO after he accused the band of copyright infringement over their song TICK TICK BOOM. Shapiro is preparing to file suit against...

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Fever Can't Stop The Hives

23rd September 2008

THE HIVES singer Howlin' Pete Almqvist wasn't about to let a high fever stand in the way of their usual energetic performance.The band – resplendent in black and white suits – delivered a storming set...

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New Additions To Get Loaded In The Park Lineup

24th July 2008

Electro stars Metronomy and chart-denting grime MC Wiley are among the latest additions to the Get Loaded in the Park lineup.The one-day event takes place on London's Clapham Common on Sunday August 24th and features...

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Zoo8 Organisers Apologise After Cash-flow Crisis

8th July 2008

The organisers of the much-maligned Zoo8 festival have apologised for the financial problems that led to top bands withdrawing.The Rascals, Athlete, Roni Size and UK number one artist Dizzee Rascal all withdrew from the Kent...

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The Hives: 'Winehouse Can Beat Drug Troubles By Joining A Band'

24th September 2007

AMY WINEHOUSE would never have had her reported drug troubles if she had been in a band, according to THE HIVES frontman HOWLIN' PELE ALMQVIST. The Rehab singer suffered health problems this summer (07) after...

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Benicassim Concludes With Muse

23rd July 2007

Muse closed this year's Benicassim festival with a raucous set into the early hours after a weekend jam-packed with UK acts.In a show which included tracks from their expansive back catalogue, the band followed on...

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Benicassim To Get Underway

19th July 2007

Benicassim festival will get underway tonight as four days of live music in the Spanish sunshine begins.Iggy and the Stooges lead tonight's headliners along with fellow US act Bright Eyes and Swedish band Mando Diao.The...

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The Hives Team Up With Pharrell

7th June 2007

Swedish rockers THE HIVES are taking their music in a new direction for their next album - they've teamed up with rap producer PHARRELL WILLIAMS. Williams, one half of production duo The Neptunes, is known...

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Fascinating Fact 3236

14th May 2007

THE HIVES frontman PELLE ALMQVIZT has penned a new tune with the Raconteurs for the group's second album....

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The Things They Say 2729

24th August 2006

"I wouldn't have written HEY YA! if it weren't for THE HIVES." OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000 admits his biggest hit was inspired by a Hives show he saw in New York.

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U2 Top Live Poll

7th August 2006

U2 have been named the Greatest Live Band currently performing, in a new US poll. The Irish rockers beat IGGY POP's reformed THE STOOGES, acclaimed ARCADE FIRE and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to top...

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Hives Performance Relies On Looking Smart

28th October 2005

THE HIVES frontman 'HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST insists the band cannot perform properly without their trademark smart suits. Almqvist insists that his band will never play in anything but their favoured retro-fit suits, since seeing...

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Phoenix Would Play Almqvist In Hives Film

28th October 2005

THE HIVES rocker 'HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST wants JOAQUIN PHOENIX to play him on the big screen. Almqvist believes Phoenix would easily portray him, because he is so similar to the actor's GLADIATOR character....

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Fascinating Fact 354

13th October 2005

STEVE VAN ZANDT has signed up to narrate a new DVD documentary about Swedish rockers THE HIVES. TUSSLES IN BRUSSELS will be released on 15 November (05)....

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The Hives Hit The Screen

1st September 2005

Punk rockers THE HIVES are preparing for their dazzling screen debut in a semi-improvised movie about themselves. The suit-sporting Swedes will play themselves as well as an array of bizarre characters, and although they...

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Almqvist Blasts Money Shy Stars

22nd February 2005

THE HIVES frontman HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST has blasted bands who claim money hasn't changed their lives, even though he struggles to spend his own mega-earnings. The singer's bank balance has undergone a dramatic turn...

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Almqvist Stays Sane On The Outside

22nd February 2005

THE HIVES frontman HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST intentionally detaches himself from the band to stay in touch with reality, knowing he'd go insane otherwise. The Swedish singer enjoys discussing his group's musical output with followers,...

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