Pelle Almqvist

Pelle Almqvist

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Howlin' Pelle Almqvist

Img_capt = Pelle Almqvist performing with The Hives at Terminal 5 in New York City, New York.
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Per Almqvist
Alias = Howlin' Pelle Almqvist
Born = birth date and age|1978|5|29
Died =
Origin = Swedish
Instrument = Vocals, Bass guitar
Voice_type =
Genre = Garage rock
Garage punk
Indie rock
Occupation = Vocalist, Musician
Years_active = 1993-present
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Associated_acts = The Hives

Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (born May 29, 1978 in Fagersta, Västmanlands län, Sweden) is the lead singer of Swedish garage rock band "The Hives". Like the rest of the band, Almqvist hails from Fagersta, a small town in central Sweden with about 11,000 residents.

Almqvist and his brother Nicholaus formed the band in 1993, and, according to a biography about the band, attracted the attention of promoter/manager/songwriter Randy Fitzsimmons (largely believed to be a fictional character), who propelled the band to fame.

Almqvist is known for being particularly animated during live shows, and his antics on stage have earned the band the title of "The best live band in the world" from "Spin Magazine", which also puts Almqvist in their list of the "50 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time." Some of his onstage antics include regularly mixing with the crowd, climbing on amps/ladders/stairs, and saying very ridiculous, nonsensical and seemingly arrogant things between songs. For example, during the 2005 Big Day Out festival in Sydney, Pelle told the audience "Bad music is the devil and I will be your exorcising priest, helpin' you out! How does that feel Sydney?". At the end of one show, he told the audience, "Thank you for flying Hives Airlines. We hope you had a great flight and decide to return again soon!"

Almqvist's vocals have been described as a mix between Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop.

Almqvist used to be the boyfriend of Maria Anderson (lead vocalist of the Swedish rock band Sahara Hotnights) until a 2006 breakup. Apparently Almqvist called Andersson on the phone while she was working on the "Hot Night Crash" music video and ended the relationship.

In January 2007, Pelle led the P3 Guld Awards. []

External links

* [ Offical website of The Hives]
* [ Offical MySpace]

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