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 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 Photos: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library, Chiaki Nozu/WireImage less 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 Photos: Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library, Ian ... more 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. 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. 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).