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Can You Guess Theses Famous Afros Of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal?

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Since it first came screaming out of the electric womb, hard rock has been a place where musicians let their freak flag fly, from their amped up anthems of abandon to their risque clothing and wild hairstyles. Long flowing hair became de rigueur for members of the ’60s counterculture and there’s no hairstyle as wild and evocative of the era than the Afro. Read more…

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Guess The Heavy Metal Crotch: Do You Know Which Rock Gods These Loins Belong To?

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Rock and roll is for the most part about sex. Actually the term “Rock N’ Roll” is an old blues term which literally refers to rocking and rolling between the sheets, creating the two-backed beast, getting busy, in other words, having sex. So it makes sense that the music itself often deals with the actions happening down in the nether regions. Heavy metal, being one of the most outrageous permutations of rock n’roll, has a long history of not only celebrating that most holy of holies in song but in costume as well. From the skin-tight pants of ’70s rockers like Led Zeppelin that left little to the imagination to the attention grabbing codpieces of Kiss and others, heavy metal bands have always tried to bring your eyes below the belt. So rather than trying to dress things up and talk about rock n’ roll as a force for revolutionary self-examination and critical thinking we think it’s time to celebrate the great crotches of hard rock, both male and female. Take a guilt-free gander at the following groins and see if you can guess the rock gods they’re attached to. We promise not to judge if you stare too long. Read more…

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Can You Guess These Musicians’ Tongues?

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[Photo: Getty Images]

Back in the olden days, the only time that the soft, pink, muscular hydrostat that sits on the floor of your mouth used to peek out from its natural hiding spot was when a depressor emerged at the doctor’s office. Nowadays, though, tongues have emerged from the damp, dark recesses of our mouths and into the light, insisting that attention be paid, damn it! The tongue at the forefront of this renaissance belongs to Miley Cyrus, naturally, but can you guess these other famous (and infamous) tongues in music history?

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Guess The Heavy Metal Facial Hair

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[Photo: Getty Images]

Hard rock and heavy metal is one of music’s most bad ass genres and there’s no better way to put the bad in ass than with some iconic, outrageous and sometimes downright evil looking facial hair. From ‘70s metal godfathers like Black Sabbath who sported biker-worthy handle bar mustaches to today’s adventures in beardom, the music’s heaviest musicians have let razors rust and saved shaving cream for tour pranks. Check out some of metal’s most hirsute rockers and see if you can guess who they are just from their facial hair.
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Can You Guess These Left-Handed Musicians?

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They say approximately 12% of the world is left-handed but that a disproportionate amount of left-handed people are of high intelligence and talent. Perusing some of rock n’ roll’s most preeminent southpaws it would be hard to argue considering some of music’s most talented and groundbreaking artists strum with their left hands. Check out the pictures below and see if you can guess these musical lefties just from their instruments alone!
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Can You Guess These Famous Hats of Hard Rock?

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Hard rock and heavy metal is often known for bands whose looks are as outrageous as their high volume musical hijinx and what better way to top off a great outfit than with some quality headgear. Some keep it simple with a working man’s cap, others try to get classy with a fedora and of course some get flamboyant with jewel-encrusted cowboy hats and leather lids. Take a gander at these famously head-coated hard rockers and see if you can guess who they are just from their chapeaus.

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Can You Guess These Thrash Metal Titans?

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Thirty years ago this summer thrash metal came ripping out of America’s West Coast with the release of Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All. The band and their “Big Four” brethren; Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, were influenced in equal parts by the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and hardcore punk, grafting the musicianship of the former to the aggression and social consciousness of the latter and laying down a musical gauntlet that made metal’s old guard take notice and the bedazzled glam bands quake in their patent leather cowboy boots. The ecstatic reception of the recent “Big Four” concerts, which featured the above bands on a single bill for the first time, and new bands that carry the flame such as Lamb Of God and Gojira testify to the genre’s enduring popularity and importance. Take a gander at some of these guitarists from thrash metal’s biggest and best bands and see if you can identify the shredders from their axes alone.
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Can You Guess These Classic Lollapaloozers?

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Ah, the early 1990s. The era of flannels, of cut off shorts worn over long johns and the first painful dalliances with the tattoo gun and mosh pit as Generation X apathetically ambled into the mainstream. Last weekend thousands flocked to the annual Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago’s Grant Park to see such well-mannered bands as Mumford & Sons and Vampire Weekend however the festivals’ roots were a more raucous affair altogether as the emerging alternative rock nation brought together the leading lights in underground rock, hip hop, industrial and, oh yeah, GRUNGE. Take a gander at the following gallery and see if you can guess these first generation Lollapalooza artists.

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Can You Guess These Master Bassists?

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They may not get the glory like lead singers and guitarists but any great rock band you can think of usually has a great bass player holding down the low end. Ever since Leo Fender introduced the Precision Bass in 1951, rock bands have anchored their rhythm sections around the 4-string electric bass guitar, replacing the unwieldy, acoustic double bass with it’s more portable and easily amplified offspring. Initially relegated to the back of the bandstand, Paul McCartney in The Beatles and The Beach BoysBrian Wilson helped raise the instruments’ profile in the early 1960s and when Cream‘s Jack Bruce plugged his Gibson EB-3 into a Marshall amplifier stack, bassists were ready to take on those pesky guitarists in the volume wars. Take a gander at these master bassists, old and new, and see if you can recognize them just by their instruments.

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Guess The Guitar God!

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[Photo: Getty Images]


The sound of the electric guitar is the sound of rock ‘n’ roll, plain and simple. American blues musicians were the first to crank their amps into overdrive to be heard above the din of juke joints and find the rich, saturated tones pleasing to the ear. In the mid-60s British fans started spray-painting “Clapton Is God” around London in honor of Eric Clapton’s groundbreaking lead guitar work with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. The age of The Guitar Hero had arrived. And no guitar god worth his weight in groupies goes without a signature six-string by his side. Peruse these legends of rock guitar and see if you can guess who they are just from pictures of their iconic axes.

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