Dr. Matt Destruction

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Dr. Matt Destruction
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Dr. Matt Destruction in 2007
Background information
Birth name Mattias Bernvall
Also known as Dr. Matt Destruction
Dr. Destruction
Born (1978-03-18) 18 March 1978 (age 36)
Fagersta, Sweden
Genres Alternative rock, garage punk, garage rock revival
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1989 - present
Labels A&M/Octone, Interscope, Epitaph Records
Associated acts The Hives
Website http://www.thehivesbroadcastingservice.com

Dr. Matt Destruction (born Mattias Bernwall) on 18 March 1978 in Fagersta, is a Swedish musician. He is the bassist of garage rock band The Hives.

Career[edit]

The Hives were formed in 1993 and rose to prominence in the early 2000s as a leading group of the garage rock revival, playing garage punk influenced rock music. Dr. Matt typically plays a 1970s Fender Telecaster Bass which differs from the 1950s Telecaster Bass in that the bass has a humbucker rather than a single coil pickup (note: In the "Hate to Say I Told You So" music video, he plays a Rickenbacker bass) in the band's signature white/black color combo through a white Hiwatt amplifier; he almost always uses bass distortion and a pick.

Discography[edit]

Main article: The Hives discography

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