Rockens egna rockers, AC/DC, har varit en stor inspiration för The Hives. Så här säger bandets sångare Howlin Pelle Almqvist på gruppens Facebook-sida: "When we were six years old in Fagersta, Sweden we were struck for the first time by the lightning that is rock'n'roll. That lightning was AC/DC".
I dagarna kom beskedet att The Hives hakar på AC/DC:s kommande november-turné i Australien.
Howlin Pelle: "Now many years later we find ourselves in a successful rock'n'roll band and going on tour with them. It couldn't be better if we made it up. Life rules."