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 40)
Fagersta, Sweden
  • Musician
  • songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts The Hives
Website thehivesbroadcastingservice.com

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


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 rock influenced rock music. Dr. Matt typically plays a 1970s Fender Telecaster Bass which differs from the earlier late 1960's Telecaster bass and 1950s Precision Bass (which the Telecaster bass was basically a reissue of) 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.



  • Dr. Matt Destruction Interview

External links

  • Official Website
  • Official MySpace
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