Nick “The Wizkid” Arson
Dr. Matt Destruction
Howlin Pelle Almqvist
Name, Rank, Serial Number?
Nick Arson, Highest Rank, No. 001.
Where are you from?
What are your parents like?
Older than me.
Where are they from?
The Milky Way.
When did you first think of being a musician?
It was written in the stars and no thinking was needed.
When did you first want to be in a band?
When we were told by Randy Fitzsimmons.
What was your favorite gig?
Too many that went so far beyond the unimaginable that I can’t single them out. A Hives show is like a haze of epiphanies and sheer fun, and afterwards it is almost as though the cosmos have shifted.
How loud can you play?
100 times louder than you can say.
What’s your favorite fetish?
What do you love the most about what you do?
The constant rockin’ out.
Who do you look up to as a musician?
Depends on how tall they are and where they are placed.
What are your other hobbies?
Gardening and cross-country skiing.
If you could address everyone in the world & know they heard you what would you say?
ALL LADS AND LASSIES WORLDWIDE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION. I GOT 2 THINGS TO SAY. 1. WORLD PEACE MAKE IT HAPPEN. 2 LEX HIVES DROPS JUNE 5 2012. (TODAY)
Words of Wisdom?
Same as always: Keep yer Hives vinyls free of lint and stay off the yellow snow.
THE WORST BAND IN HISTORY IS…
We once invented it: house piano. lead pan flute, didgeridoo, human beatbox. think that was it. maybe Gregorian monks on backups would suck too. however with some decent punk tunage – maybe even this could be good.
MY STUPID HUMAN TRICK IS…
The Rolling Tummy.
WHEN ALONE I PASS THE TIME BY…
Looking for people to hang out with.
THE HIVES – JUNE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
June 19 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
June 20 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
June 22 New York, NY Terminal 5
June 23 Boston, MA House of Blues
June 25 Montreal, QC Metropolis
June 26 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
June 27 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
June 29 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
June 30 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
The Hives anticipated new album Lex Hives is out TODAY!. In celebration, the band is taking over Vice’s music channel Noisey.com. Every day this week, Noisey will post exclusive video footage from The Hives performance at Webster Hall Studio on April 26. The buzzed-about “secret show” at the tiny venue was widely acclaimed, with MTV praising their “Superhuman capacity for consistent excellency,” and SPIN anointing Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist as “one of the greatest frontmen in rock.”
Lex Hives is receiving worldwide praise, with NME declaring “Let it be said that Lex Hives is amazing,” and Q Magazine’s 4-star review asserting “Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best.” Likewise, The Independent states, “Like the Ramones or Motörhead, the Hives are commendably unchanging. You know exactly what to expect: high-energy, hugely entertaining garage rock. If Lex Hives has one fault, it’s that it makes you want to switch it off, go straight out and see the Hives live,” and The Toronto Sun praises “a mighty half-hour of slashing guitars, crashing drums – and plenty of neo-Jagger swagger from Howlin’ Pelle. Lex is more.” The Hives recently returned to Later…with Jools Holland where they performed their hit single Go Right Ahead.
The band is gearing up for a North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington, D.C. A more extensive U.S. headlining tour is in the works for this Fall and includes a stop in Denver on September 16 for a KTCL radio show at Red Rocks alongside Silversun Pickups. Further details to come.
The Hives are Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem.
The Hives Set List
April 26, 2012 – The Studio at Webster Hall
“Try It Again”
“Take Back The Toys”
“Walk Idiot Walk”
“My Time Is Coming”
“No Pun Intended”
“Wait a Minute”
“Won’t Be Long”
“Hate To Say I Told You So”
“Go Right Ahead”
“Tick Tick Boom” [/toggle]