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
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels
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.

Career

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.

Discography

References

  • Dr. Matt Destruction Interview

External links

  • Official Website
  • Official MySpace
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