14 July 2010
Howdy Hives Habitués!
As you and the rest of the world know, we're in the midst of a grand European festival tour. We want you to photograph us doing what we do best: playing Rock n' Roll in front of thousands of screaming fans. We then want you to upload these photos to Twitter via Twitpic so we can choose our favorites.
You should, ought and must:
1. Photograph us in the flesh playing Rock n' Roll before a live crowd - no zombies.
2. You have to be following @The_Hives to participate, so hop on!
3. Tweet the photo to @The_Hives with the hashtag #HivesPhotoContest or else we won't see it.
4. The photo MUST be yours - please don't send us newspaper clippings or the Mona Lisa.
5. You must tweet the photo between July 14th and August 30th to be eligible, but the photos can be taken from tours past.
6. You may enter as many times as gets you giddy, but with different photos.
7. If you're lucky enough to be chosen, you must be able to send us a good quality version so we can show it off - at least 2mb,
8. You'll let us keep the photos we choose for our very own, but we'll give you credit and a super special prize.
We will choose only TEN photos for our fan album, and those chosen will receive a Hives prize pack including a signed copy of the new Tarred and Feathered 7" as well as other surprises. Can't wait to see you capture our pretty selves on photofilm.
Visit the Tour Page for your inspiration...
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.