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The Hives: Behind the Scenes at the Fillmore

Playing their two favorite kinds of music: ‘Rock & roll!’

The Hives, Fillmore, rocksmith event, San Francisco, CA

Tom Tomkinson

We love Will Ferrell. Not only is he a fan of Sweden and has a Swedish wife – it just so happens his favorite rock band is Swedish, too.

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The Hives, Fillmore, rocksmith event, San Francisco, CA

Tom Tomkinson

Second Best

A few hours before our last show of 2013. At the Fillmore in San Francisco, Johan and Nicholaus are talking about something that happened the night before. What happened? Pelle introduced Johan as the second-best bass player in the world. "You wanted the best, but Dr. Matt Destruction couldn't make it this time, so we got you the second-best instead. His name is Dr. Johan Destructafsson!"

The Hives, Fillmore, rocksmith event, San Francisco, CA

Tom Tomkinson

The Castle

Rhythm section having a laugh and a half before laying out the foundation of what will be the castle that everyone in the audience will want to get married in.

The Hives, Fillmore, rocksmith event, San Francisco, CA

Tom Tomkinson

California Late

What's that line in the verse again? Oh yeah, that's right: "It's California late at night/We're gonna drink, fuck and fight all night/GO RIGHT AHEAD!" San Fran, here we come.

The Hives, Fillmore, rocksmith event, San Francisco, CA

Tom Tomkinson

Two Favorite Kinds of Music

What it's all about, ladies and gentlemen – what we all grew up loving and will continue to love until the day we say goodbye. Our two favorite kinds of music: rock & roll!

The Hives, Fillmore, rocksmith event, San Francisco, CA

Tom Tomkinson

What You Will Do

And when I tell you to stand up and scream, that's exactly what you all want to do, and will do, simply because you love us and will do what I say, no matter what . . . STAND UP AND SCREAM!

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