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Modest Mouse And Wolf Alice To Hit London's Calling Festival 2015

Modest Mouse and Wolf Alice are the latest additions to the steadily growing line-up for Calling Festival 2015; a day festival that will see thousands flock to Clapham Common in London this summer to experience...

Ron Howard Would've Turned Down Jay Z

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...

Charli Xcx Wants To Write For Hilary Duff

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...

The Hives' Frontman Apologises For Dedicating Bomb Song To Boston

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...

The Hives Ordered To Pay The Cardigans In Financial Feud

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...

Triumphant Homecoming Tour Continues For The Hives (Pictures)

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...

Thirty Seven Bands Added To Download Festival

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...

Green Day Slam Bon Jovi

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...

The Hives Back After Suffering Band Problems

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...

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

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...

Songwriter To Sue The Hives

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...

Fever Can't Stop The Hives

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...

By on 23 September 2008

New Additions To Get Loaded In The Park Lineup

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...

By on 24 July 2008

Zoo8 Organisers Apologise After Cash-flow Crisis

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...

By on 08 July 2008

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

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...

Benicassim Concludes With Muse

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...

By on 23 July 2007

Benicassim To Get Underway

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...

By on 19 July 2007

The Hives Team Up With Pharrell

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...

U2 Top Live Poll

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...

Hives Performance Relies On Looking Smart

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...

Phoenix Would Play Almqvist In Hives Film

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....

The Hives Hit The Screen

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...

Almqvist Blasts Money Shy Stars

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...

Almqvist Stays Sane On The Outside

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,...

Interpol + Franz Ferdinand Lead Spin Readers Poll

INTERPOL and FRANZ FERDINAND have topped the newly-released 2004 readers poll in top US rock magazine SPIN, while ASHLEE SIMPSON hit rock bottom. Cult New Yorkers Interpol, who won the magazine's Best New Band...

Hives Frontman Stays Vinyl

THE HIVES frontman HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST has no intention of using modern music technology like CD and MP3 players - he's vowed to play vinyl until he dies. The Swedish WALK IDIOT WALK singer...

U2 Return To A Live Sound

Veteran rockers U2 wanted there new album HOW TO DISMANTLE A BOMB to sound like a live band playing in a studio, because they were desperate to capture the sound of youthful energy. Previously...

The Hives Show-off Image Is Part Of Rock 'N' Roll

Swedish rocker HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST has hit out at bands who put no effort into their performances. THE HIVES frontman defends his band's outrageously confident stage persona as adhering to the true nature of...

Karen O Tops Cool List

YEAH YEAH YEAHS star KAREN O has been named rock's coolest person in a new magazine poll. The sassy singer beat FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS, ANDRE 3000 and PELLE ALMQVIST from THE HIVES to...

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