Fact: 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 tails.
Quote: "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 frontman HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST on the group's decision to tour with Maroon 5 in 2007.
Quote: "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' PELLE ALMQVIST on how the band spent its alleged $10 million (£6.25 million) record label advance in 2002.
Fact: The Hives frontman PELLE ALMQVIZT has penned a new tune with the Raconteurs for the group's second album.