The Hives' Pelle Almqvist gave us the finger, hand analyst Leslie Zemenek gave us the dirt

By Kimberly Reyes
Updated September 20, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

HIVES VS. VINES? ”When competition is highest he’ll probably step up to the plate. He performs when he has to.” WHY SUCH A SWEDISH GOOFBALL? ”The top of his thumb looks meaty…which is willpower and ego. That could account for it.” WILL HE EVER BEE-HAVE? ”If he’s smart he won’t. I’d say his charm is not being one of the worker bees.”