The Action: The Hives' Bad Break

Swedish rock band the Hives is the first victim in a breaking accounting scandal involving the country's Tambourine Studios. The group has been ordered by a district court to fork over 18.5 million kronor ($2.9 million) after a judge ruled the money had been unlawfully siphoned from fellow Swedish rockers the Cardigans. Tambourine, which handled finances for both bands, says it regularly transferred funds between them, though neither group had apparently been aware. In addition to the $2.9 million, the Hives, which released their fifth album last year, will have to pay the Cardigans' legal fees.


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