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.
This hard rocker is seldom seen without his ubiquitous top hat and played not only in one of the ’80s biggest hard rock bands but also on an album by “The King of Pop.”
Former Guns ’N’ Roses guitarist Slash lent his talents to Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album and its hit single “Black or White.”
This eternally capped singer sang on the best-selling hard rock album of all time.
Brian Johnson joined AC/DC for the release of their album Back In Black which has sold over 50 million copies to date.
This foppish frontman was also a judge on one of the television’s most popular talent shows.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler guested alongside Jennifer Lopez in season 10 of American Idol.
When not playing with his solo band this singer directs horror movies in his spare time.
2003’s House of 1000 Corpses was the directorial debut of former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie.
This famed godfather of thrash metal was the subject of an acclaimed documentary in 2010.
The movie Lemmy chronicled the life of infamous and beloved Motorhead main man, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister.
This rock n’roll skinsman also starred in one of the most popular porn videos of all time.
The Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Sex Tape was a huge success after being stolen from the Motley Crue drummers’ house.
This New Jersey native first came to fame as the lead guitarist behind one of heavy metal’s greatest voices.
Black Label Society badass Zakk Wylde landed the guitar spot in Ozzy Osbourne’s band when he was just 20 years old.
This legendary bad boy has written some of rock n’roll’s greatest songs but also had a best selling book.
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones’ autobiography Life debuted on top of the New York Times best sellers listing when it was published in 2010.
Bret Michaels of Poison starred in the VH1 TV shows Rock Of Love and Bret Michaels: Life As I Know and was the winning contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 3.
This oft-controversial Michigan rocker had his first hit record with the band The Amboy Dukes.
Ted Nugent’s first band had a hit record with their single “Journey to the Center of the Mind” which came out in 1968.
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