The Hives Reveal The Origin Of Their Name

Joanne Suh of CNN chatted with lead singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist and his brother, guitarist Nicholaus Arson in Los Angeles earlier this month. When posed the question how they came up with the group’s name, Pella said, “Well, being 14 years old, we looked through a dictionary and our drummer Chris found ‘The Hives’ and it said that it was some sort of a fever… We didn’t really know what it was. We figured, ‘Eh, it’s a disease and it makes sense for a punk band to be called something like a disease.'” Check out the entire interview transcript here.

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