Let’s be completely honest: mainstream rock music hasn’t been about the music for almost twenty years now. Apart from some talented bands (some of which will also appear in this list), most rock music is about the attitude and the look. Of course this is because rock musicians picked their looks to complement their music, yet in the modern days of rock ‘n roll it really seems to be the other way around.
And of course in two years’ time, that look will need updating. Arguably the best musician to ever walk the face of this Earth, David Bowie, seems to be the biggest example of this. Although his looks were never considered to be “hip” or “fashionable”, ranging more from “weird” to “Dave needs to cut down on the LSD”.
But without further ado, let’s take a look at some iconic rock stars and the looks they’ve donned over the years.
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Let’s just conclude he looks better now. The early 2000s “red hair because I can” look wasn’t working for him. Easily one of the most original musicians out there today.