13 July 2010
One of our favourite Kings of the Fat Strings friend Brian O'Connor has been hit with the news we all dread - cancer. With no health insurance, bills are running high and the good people around Brian have decided to pitch in. Help out in any way you can and if you can get to LA, support at the BOC benefit show with QOTSA & EODM.
Lots of love Brian, to you from The Hives.
More info on how to help from David (EODM):
Official website :
Text to donate (UK only)!!
TO SUPPORT BRIAN O’CONNOR
AND DONATE £3
TEXT “BOC” TO 60155
Or... SEND YOUR CHECK TO:
SweetRelief Musicians Fund
4952 Warner Ave, Suite 235
Huntington Beach,CA 92649
CHECK PAYABLE TO: Sweet Relief/Brian O'Connor Fund
5 July 2010
Bid on this black beauty where all money goes straight to Rädda barnen/Save the Children. It's a cool Eastwood guitar that both sounds great and is a turn on to look at. Signed by all members of the band! Once in on the link and don't read Swedish click in the right and corner to change language. Auction ends July 17th.
28 June 2010
Congrats to everyone who entered the lookalike contest. Drumroll please....
GRAND PRIZE: JAMES LYNCH
WOW! As a straight lookalike this is our hands down winner. Very, very, very good attention to detail here. Great fit and finish on everything. Even the hair! The only thing - and we mean the ONLY thing - not quite there is the stripes on the tie going the wrong way. What are you gonna do? Congratulations! The skateboard is yours!
Kimelle Plum: All handmade! We have to give it up 100% for a girl who learns how to make her own spats! That's undeniable talent. Again, attention to detail. Congratulations!
Hilda Bordahl: This is fantastic! An extremely updated choice of outfit and wonderful use of a computer makes this one a big favourite. The computer makes it hard to tell what was actually there when the photo was taken though, but great mustache! Great picture! You win a signed 7" of Tarred and Feathered!
We would also like to tip our berets to the entries who receive honorary mentions:
The Offender: This was our favourite of the full band entries. The Offender from Italy are a Hives tribute band. Good work on logo etc. Good jumping. That's important.
Chris Arson: Great Nicholaus interpretation complete with that puzzled facial expression we all love.
Zoe (submitted by Alycia Yates): If she is this good at 5, imagine this girl's Hives interpretation after she has practiced another 15 years or so!
Sofie Hanson: Very good attitude, suit and the correct angle on the guitar.
Parchis Day-Lewis: Top marks for creativity and flawless execution. Very similar mustache and pick.