10 Awesome Rock Star Mustaches for Movember
Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Chuck Norris, these are a few of the names that come to mind when you talk about awesome mustaches. However, there are plenty of rockers who are sporting bitchin' facial hair these days. So what better time to check out 10 of the best rock mustaches than Movember, the official month of the mustache. Note: Before you angrily email us, just know that we kept it to artists from the 90's on and tried to stick with those who currently are (or recently were) rocking the stache.
Anthony Kiedis, who has historically ran with the clean-shaven look, returned from the Red Hot Chili Peppers hiatus with some formidable facial hair. It was a little unusual looking at first, but we've grown accustomed to seeing him front the Peppers with help from the creeper stache.
Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher has been rocking a badass handlebar stache for years now. While it's not the right look for everyone, Kelliher pulls it off pretty well. Hell, the dude even manged to make a mullet look cool a few years back.
If you've seen Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes lately, you definitely noticed his big ole cowboy mustache. If it were gray instead of red, you wouldn't be able to tell it apart from Sam Elliott's in a police lineup. Oddly enough, the other half of EODM made the list as well, but more on that later.
Taylor Hawkins has wore several variations of the mustache/beard combo over his many years of fighting Foo. None of which look more suave than the porn stache he can be seen with in the picture to the left. There must be something in this particular gene pool that allows for advanced mustachery, because Taylor isn't the only Hawkins on this list.
Taproot may have a secret order of the mustache going on within the band. During their 2010 promo shots, bassist Phil Lipscomb was the band's sole mustachioed gentleman. Fast forward to their 2012 promo pic and drummer Nick Fredell has the band's only stache... and it's a full-on Luigi at that! It's probably a good thing they're taking turns. When it comes to bands and facial hair, you must only have one boss mustache per band. Two might be too much for the crowd to handle, unless of course you're in the next person's band...
Foxy Shazam's animated frontman Eric Sean Nally is one of the craziest characters you'll ever see take a stage. It's only fitting that he have a diabolically old-timey upper lip warmer. His is just one of many interesting facial hair styles in the band, but definitely the most noteworthy in the mustache department.
We've seen Jerry Cantrell sport a full-on homeless beard in the past, but until 2012, we had never seen the founding Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist fitted with a porn stache. Combined that with the flannel he's rocking in the pic on the left, he looks like he just stepped off of The Allman Brothers' tour bus circa 1976.
The Darkness are a fun, 1970's inspired rock band. It would only make sense that their head honcho, Justin Hawkins, would pay tribute to the era with his facial hair (as he often does with the band's music). Despite what we insinuated earlier, we don't believe he is related to Taylor Hawkins. They could be stache bros though.
Josh Homme has never really stuck to the same look for more than a couple of years. But when he showed up to lend his voice to Florence + The Machine for their taping of 'MTV Unplugged,' he simultaneously debuted his latest project - a bitchin' handlebar moustache. Seriously, this mo is almost as good as QOTSA's latest album. It's a good thing he only records drums for Eagles of Death Metal and doesn't tour with them, that'd be a stache-opoly.
So maybe William Murderface isn't real, but you can't find facial hair perfection like this in the real world. His band may be fictional, but they still kick the s--- out of 90% of the "real" bands out there today.