Music’s “hair” apparents are a numerous and colorful bunch. Funky and edgy hairstyles -- along with plain old long and flowing locks -- have characterized the rock world since rebellious teens first picked up electric guitars, and in honor of 50-something years of follicle bravery and daring 'dos, we're singling out some of our favorite artists. Check out our Best Rock 'n' Roll Haircuts gallery -- it's like a dog show, only sweatier and slightly less ridiculous.

Like a wild lion, David Lee Roth once shook his golden mane in primal displays of masculine dominance. When Diamond Dave had to crop his golden locks, it was one of the greatest tragedies of our time.


It figures Lenny Kravitz plays a sage-like stylist in 'The Hunger Games.' His legendary coiffures -- serpent-esque dreads, mighty Afros and close cuts -- have helped man mark the passage of time.

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Sometimes, the absence of hair says it all. Sinead O'Connor’s bald noggin warns of a rebellious woman too busy creating art to fuss with hair-care products. Keep shaving, sister. You got nothing to hide.

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The color red and Emilie Autumn go together like blood and vampires. Whether you see that as a good thing depends on your own personal sense of style...


There's no way we could have left Bon Jovi off of this list. For more than three decades, he's given bouffants a good name.


"Da ya think I'm sexy?" Yes, Rod Stewart, we do. While spiky hair and '70s-style mullets go out of fashion from time to time, they always come back. Lucky us. Lucky Rod.

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If Carrot Top and Albert Einstein had a "hair" baby (yes, we know how gross that sounds), it would definitely be Melvins founding member Buzz Osborne.


Robert Plant is the original golden-haired rock deity, with locks that defy the ages and put Thor, Jesus and the follicly blessed gods of Mount Olympus to shame.

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Nina Hagen is the "it" girl -- if "it" means German singer dressed to wed the Prince of Darkness (or at least a character in a Tim Burton movie).

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Sid Vicious' hair screamed, "I just don't care!" and yet he managed to pioneer his own signature punk style. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

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Little Jimmy Urine's hair definitely isn't little. Here's a rocker who really knows how to put a big bottle of hairspray -- not to mention an industrial-strength hair pick -- to good use.

If Cher has a big-hair rival, at least in the German alt-rock scene, Tokio Hotel's Bill Kaulitz is it, hands (but not tresses) down.

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Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria seems easygoing, but his mountainous and frenetic hair may have a life (and oversized ego) of its own. If you dig ringlets, meet your frizzy wet dream.

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In the right light, Prodigy singer Keith Flint's reverse mohawk looks a bit like devil horns. Just the kid-friendly image we're sure he was going for.

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Back in the day, Flock of Seagulls singer (and former hairdresser) Mike Score gave the term "new wave" literal meaning. Oh, how we miss the '80s.


If Edward Scissorhands had a musically inclined twin brother, it would definitely be the Cure's Robert Smith ­— a man who has single-handedly kept the hairspray industry afloat.

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Slightly grayer and patchier than it once was, Morrissey's pompadour remains a thing of beauty. It's the most architecturally significant thing the city of Manchester, England, has produced.

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