Guess The Heavy Metal Facial Hair

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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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One of the mightiest mouths in hard rock went hairless when he rose to fame but now sports an epic ’stache.

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Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses started rocking a mustache around the time of the Chinese Democracy album. Wonder if it took as long to grow as it did to finish the record.

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This guitar warrior sports a beard that wouldn’t be out of place on a Viking.

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Zakk Wylde got hairier as the years went by and he graduated from Ozzy Osbourne’s band to his own outfit Black Label Society.

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When he first started cranking out classic metal riffs this guitarist sported a full handle bar mustache but now goes for a classier look.

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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was a pioneer in both metal music and facial hair.

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This singer has sported mustaches, beards and gone clean shaven since starting one of metal’s biggest and best bands.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield busted out this imposing mountain beard in 2007.

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One of metal’s biggest badasses, this bassist is seldom seen without a mustache and massive mutton chops.

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The only things more ubiquitous on Lemmy from Motorhead’s face than his facial hair are his moles.

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This high pitched singer is one of metal’s true fashion icons and has grown a goatee since rejoining his legendary band.

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Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford first grew facial hair when he went solo and has kept it ever since.

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This modern day champion of progressive metal usually rocks a beard but is seen here with a mustache worthy of a 1970’s baseball player.

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His facial tattoos usually distract people from talking too much about Brent Hinds from Mastadon’s adventures in facial hair.

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Not usually associated with facial hair this rock n’roll spacemen has gone hairy is his later years.

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Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley would have had a hard time applying his famous make-up over this goatee.

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One of hard rock’s greatest drummers has been trimming his ‘stache since starting his career in the 1960s.

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Since his days in Vanilla Fudge through tenures with Ozzy and Blue Murder, Carmine Appice has championed the handle bar mustache.

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This rock n’ roll wildman gives ZZ Top a run for their money with his long beard.

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Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri’s face is never naked though he’s been known to play in the nude.