Heavy Metal Rockers Before They Were Stars

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  1. Luckynumber3

    Luckynumber3 Senior Member

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    OMFG, these are hilarious, especially Kirk Hammett!

    Heavy Metal Rockers Before They Were Stars Photos | Heavy Metal Rockers Before They Were Stars Pictures - Yahoo! Music

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    THEN: Alice Cooper Senior Year 1966 at Cortez High School, Phoenix, AZ. NOW: Alice Cooper, born Vincent Furnier in 1948, released his first album in 1969; his most recent effort, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, dropped on September 13, 2011. He also has a syndicated radio show, was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and still performs live. In a video on his website, Cooper said, “I will always be doing something in this business until the moment I pass my last breath, if God’s willing.” And he may get his wish from the big rocker in the sky since Cooper is also a born-again Christian. View the entire gallery at Snakkle.com
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    THEN: Vince Neil as a Junior in 1977 at Charter Oak High School, Covina, CA. NOW: Vince Neil is the lead singer of Mötley Crüe, and he has the same hair now that he had back in the day. That, dear readers, is rock star. The smile hasn’t changed either. Life’s been good to Vince, who stopped by new band camp for adults Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp earlier this year. View the entire gallery at Snakkle.com
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    Tommy Lee—Now
    Yep, that’s Tommy Lee. And he’s playing bass, not drums, which he memorably banged on for Mötley Crüe, a band so metal they have two umlauts in their name. Thanks to a certain videotape, we know a few things about Tommy that we don’t even know about our closest friends. (We’re not going to link to any of those clips here. This is a family website.) Nowadays, Tommy is living a more relaxed life, including a recent appearance at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in the Bahamas.

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    Kirk Hammett—Now

    Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitar player, seems so darn nice that it’s almost unfair. It’s even hard to be jealous of his homes in California and Hawaii. Well… look at these pictures from Guitar Aficionado magazine. We’re a little jealous.


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    THEN: Before KISS and sharing his “Family Jewels”, Gene Simmons was another high school adolescent from Elmhurst, Queens. There must be something in the water fountains at his Newtown High School; other alums include Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, comedian Don Rickles, and actress Zoe Saldana. NOW: Gene has kept KISS and himself a part of pop culture since the beginning of his stardom. His willingness to put the band's name and image on products isn't selling out -- it's just good business.

    HOT GALLERY: Heavy Metal Rockers

    Theres a few more in that link, like Dimebag Darrell and James Hetfield in , but the yahoo article only had those ones (and it wouldn't paste right for most of them, so it was hard to paste those 5).
     
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    hahahahahha!! Vincent Furnier's high school photo!

    Vince Neil looks the same


    Gene Simmons looks like a young Benjamin Netanyahu
     
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    Gene looks exactly like my dad!?!
     
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    I guess you were born to rock.:dude:

    I included that second link in the first post which has more and I was having trouble pasting them here, so theres more than just the few that were in the article.
     
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    Kirk looks like the little Oriental gal who taught my 8th grade algebra class.
     
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    M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold

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    The Rev (RIP)

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    Started with just doing M Shadows but decided to do the rest of the band... haha!

    (above quote... feel free to take it out of context)
     
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    Tommy Lee isn't playing bass in that high school pic. I've seen that pic before uncropped. He's playing toms at marching band practice. Look at the drumstick in his right hand and the flag team member behind him. The strap is for the drums (I think I remember them being quad toms in the uncropped pic). I think the person who wrote the article got his real last name mixed up with what he was playing.
     
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    on the page that this is taken from there is the bigger pic where you can see the drums!
     
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    Dumbest stage name ever. Synyster. Sheesh.
     
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    Worse than Wavy Gravy?
     
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    Wavy Gravy will have had more historical impact in his life than Synyster. Also, that was the 60's and people were a little more naive and more accepting of stupid shit.
     
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    Come on Chinx
    Polly Styrene of X Ray specs was ludicrous:D
     
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    Who?

    Also, regardless of the stage name, no denying he's a badass guitarist

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1LBM9K3j0s[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP5q4phG8cw&feature=related[/ame]

    Inb4 "HURRDURR HE HAS NO SOUL KIDS NOWADAYS DONT UNDERSTAND GOOD MUSIC FROM MY TIME"
     
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    They ARE heavily influenced by Maiden and have a lot of dual-guitar harmonies. They did a pretty awesome maiden cover not too long ago!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAChjO9nons]Avenged Sevenfold - Flash of the Blade - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Just a heads up, they chose wacky stage names cause they wanted to get people's panties in a bunch, they knew it would piss people off. None the less I guarantee he has more talent and A LOT more money and success than you'll ever have Mr. Chinese Knockoff. Happy Holidays. :)
     
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    Just for reference-
    Wavy Gravy-
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTIp9ABMbpY]Re: The 60's: Peace Love & Music - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I kept looking at Gene, and wondering "who does he remind me of?" Cliff, you hit it right on the head--That is EXACTLY who he looks like--
     
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    I've got a theory that says if you've got to tell everyone that you're sinister, you probably ain't.

    "Wavy Gravy" I love because it is absurd and poking fun at himself, as opposed to being all srs bsns and shit. If I ever took a stage name, it would be stupid, and funny, and self-deprecating.
     
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    The late and great.


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