Check Out These 80+ Rock Stars Before They Were Famous

Written by Jovan Ristić

How often do you look back at your yearbook photos with a dose of shame and uncontrollable laughter? The entire charade of dressing up in a fancy suit and faking a smile before the camera might have seemed ridiculous when we were younger, but we often look back at those photos with a smile on our face as we remember how much we’ve changed. Some of us stayed exactly the same with a few wrinkles, while others have completely changed like in the story of the ugly duckling.

Have you ever wanted to see some of your favorite musicians before they were famous or on their way to a stellar musical career? If so, scroll down a bit further! Like us, they were also forced to take part in the yearbook shooting. But unlike your photo you might show to your family and friends, theirs are a rare treasure we look back to today. No matter how many platinum records or dangerous tattoos they’ve had since then, they can’t get rid of that awkward high school smile.

If you want to see some of the most iconic rock stars before they were famous, we have dusted off some forgotten yearbooks and dug up some of the hottest and funniest pictures of rock stars in the ’80s, ’70s and beyond. Chances are you won’t even recognize some of the most famous rock stars we all know and love today.

We have compiled a gallery of over 80 photos of your favorite rock and metal musicians like Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Axl Rose, Chester Bennington, Marilyn Manson, members of bands like Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pink Floyd and many more icons of the rock, metal, punk and indie scene. Find out what they looked like without their recognizable makeup, tattoos, guitars and long hairs. Enjoy!