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The Hives

The Hives are a garage rock band from Fagersta, Sweden that emerged in the US and the UK in the early 2000s, but existed for nearly a decade before that, playing punk rock.

The Hives are:
"Howlin" Pelle Almqvist (vocals)
Nicholaus "Arson" Almqvist (guitar)
Mikael "Vigilante Carlstroem" Karlsson (guitar)
Mattias "Dr. Matt Destruction" Bernvall (bass)
Christian "Chris Dangerous" Grahn (drums)

The band claims that their songs are written by an honorary "sixth Hive", Randy Fitzsimmons. Since Nicholaus Almqvist can be found listed under the pseudonym Randy Fitzsimmons in the archives of STIM (the Swedish equivalent of the Performing Right Society) many believe Fitzsimmons is 'fictional'. (Nich...

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Markus Krunegård

Markus Krunegård, born April 6, 1979 in Norrköping, Östergötland, is a Swedish singer. He is known as the lead singer of the pop band Laakso and has also been a member of HETS!. He has appeared on Johnossi's album All They Ever Wanted (2008) and Eldkvarn's album Hunger Hotell (2008). He has also taken part in a song Det kommer bara leda till nåt ont by swedish band Säkert!.

In April 2008 Krunegård's solo album Markusevangeliet was released. In summer of 2008 he became the first artist to play at Hultsfredsfestivalen for three years in a row in three different bands: HETS! (2006), Laakso (2007) and solo (2008).

Markusevangeliet was released in 2009 as an updated version with remixes of some songs and 3 new tracks:...

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Amanda Jenssen

Jenny Amanda Katarina Jenssen (born Bengtsson, 12 September 1988 in Lund, Sweden) is a Swedish performer who became famous after finishing 2nd in the Swedish version of the popular talent show Idol after going head to head with Marie Picasso on 7th December 2007. Jenssen won 48.7% of the votes.

On the 3rd January 2008, Jenssen announced that she had landed a record deal. Her first single, Do You Love Me, was released in stores on 23rd January. The following single Amarula Tree (written by Jenssen and Pär Wiksten) was released on 16th April 2008.

Her debut album Killing My Darlings was released on the 7th May 2008 and quickly went platinum in Sweden. Read more on . User-contributed text is available under th...

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Joakim Thåström is a former punk rocker from Rågsved in Stockholm, Sweden. He played in one of Sweden's most famous punk bands, Ebba Grön. Later he formed the rock group Imperiet. When Imperiet broke up, Thåström started a solo career. During the 1990's, he left Sweden and formed the industrial band Peace, Love & Pitbulls. While making solo albums, Thåström has also found the time to hook up with tour guitarist Pelle Ossler and keyboardist Niklas Hellberg in a new project called Sällskapet.

Ebba Grön, 1977 - 1983
Rymdimperiet, 1981 - 1983
Imperiet, 1983 - 1988
Solo (Thåström, Xplodera mig 2000), 1989 - 1992
Peace, Love and Pitbulls, 1992 - 1997
Solo (Det är ni som e dom konstiga det är jag som e n...

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Two artists share the name Timbuktu.

1) A rapper from Sweden.
2) A rapper from London, Ontario.

1) Jason Diakité (born 11 January 1975 in Lund, Sweden), known under the stage name Timbuktu, is a Swedish rapper.

He is from Scania, the southernmost part of Sweden, and raps with a slight scanian accent. Having released four studioalbums and a live album he has firmly established himself as a political rapper, borrowing influences from folk music, American blues as well as music from West Africa and Jamaica. A Tribe Called Quest was Timbuktu's favourite rap group when he was a kid.

Timbuktu started rapping in the early 1990s, and quickly became very popular in the hip hop scenes of Malmö, Stoc...

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