Published Jul 01, 2002Howlin' Pelle Almqvist is one of the rip-rocking members of Swedish rock revivalists the Hives. Their current album is called Veni Vedi Vicious.
Band - Reigning Sound
Mind-altering work of art:
Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Last night, cause it was recent (LA Roxy).
What has been your career high and low?
The high hasn't been reached yet, and the low never will.
What should everyone shut up about?
Sometimes I think most things, otherwise none.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Communist rule of America.
What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Like everything about myself.
What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
When I think of Canada I think:
What is your vital daily ritual?
How do you spoil yourself?
I stay warm and dry.
What was your most memorable day job?
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
All knowing and genius.
What is your greatest fear?
Have no fear.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Playing guitar even faster.
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Anything pretty much.
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
No, same primal instinct drives us.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
My own teeth in the morning.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Dinner with the Hives eating buns.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?