April 25, 2012


The Hives Talk "Lex Hives," Working with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme

Fresh off the best stage banter of Weekend 1 of Coachella, Swedish garage rock group the Hives stopped by the Fuse house to wear leather jackets in the sun, talk about the festival and discuss why they took five years to record the follow up to 2007's The Black and White Album.

"We don't want to release anything half-baked 'cause then the three years of touring really suck if you have to play songs you didn't like," said frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist. The group spent three years touring off their last album, Almqvist explains, six months to figure out their new album Lex Hives and 18 months to record the upcoming album.

Asked how their set would be different from last weekend's, the band's answer was direct and simple: "We were trying to find out how many people were actually here last weekend that are coming tomorrow. But if a show's perfect, isn't it kind of stupid to change it?"

We can't argue with that logic. Check out the full video, including how the band hooked up with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and details of their video for "Go Right Ahead," above.