Think you’d recognise a famous face anywhere? Well, why not put that to the test in our Tone Deaf approved Yearbook of rock and pop celebrities before they became instantly recognisable personalities. Witness how the awkward fashions of time and the effects of age have affected these famous faces for the better (or in some cases, the worse).

Think you'd recognise a famous face anywhere? Well, why not put that to the test in our Tone Deaf approved Yearbook of rock and pop celebrities before they became instantly recognisable personalities. Witness how the awkward fashions of time and the effects of age have affected these famous faces for the better (or in some cases, the worse).
Eddie Van Halen. Axe shredder extraordinaire and co-founder of Van Halen, ranked 8th on Rolling Stone’s 2011 list of the Top 100 guitarists.
Born Stacy Ann Ferguson, Fergie is better known for being part of The Black Eyed Peas and as a solo artist in her own right.
Gwen Stefani. Lead singer of No Doubt, and accomplished solo artist with popular track ‘Hollaback Girl’- the first US digital download to sell 1 million copies.
Janis Joplin. Often referred to as ‘The Queen of Rock and Roll’, and a favourite at Woodstock and Monterey Pop Festivals, Joplin is regarded as one of the greatest female artists of all time.
Jim Morrison. Lead singer of ‘60s rock gods The Doors and one of rock and roll's greatest icons.
Snoop Dogg. The Doggfather is one of the world’s biggest hip hop stars. Nuff said.
Katy Perry. American pop singer who shot to fame with the single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ from her 2008 album, One of the Boys.
Kid Rock. American rapper and singer-songwriter, his most popular track ‘All Summer Long’ made horrendous use of Lynyrd Skynyrd track ‘Sweet Home Alabama’.
Gene Simmons. Probably best known as that guy with the long tongue and the weird face paint, or more succinctly, the bass player from Kiss.
Tommy Lee. Best known as drummer for the glam metal band Mötley Crüe, also known for other things irrelevant to music, yet relevant to Pamela Anderson.
Mick Mars. Fellow bandmate of Tommy Lee as the lead guitarist for Mötley Crüe.
Scott Weiland. Former vocalist for Grammy-award winning bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.
Slash. One of the world’s most famous guitarists, formerly of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Slash’s Snakepit. Now forging his own solo career under his own name.
Izzy Stradlin. Most famous for playing rhythm guitar and co-founding Guns N’ Roses.
Steven Adler. Drummer and co-songwriter for Guns N’ Roses.
Courtney Love. Former wife to grunge king Kurt Cobain and lead singer with LA band Hole.
Fred Durst. Front man of nu-metal punching bags Limp Bizkit.
Tom Morello. All-round political activist, and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
Zach de la Rocha. Vocal activist in both his roles with Rage Against the Machine and as a Zapatistia sympathizer.
Vince Neil. Filthy lead singer of hair metal band Mötley Crüe.
Chris Holmes. One of the founding members of heavy metal act W.A.S.P
Trent Reznor. Leader of industrial metal band Nine Inch Nails, and most recently provided the score for the David Fincher-directed films: The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Billy Corgan. Leader, guitarist and vocalist for The Smashing Pumpkins, shooting to fame in the early ‘90s alongside other grunge acts, before re-forming his band under his sole dictatorship (again) in the mid '00s.
James Iha. Co-founder with Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, having met him while working at a Chicago record store.
Chris Adler. American drummer for heavy metal group Lamb of God.
James Hetfield. Co-founder, songwriter, frontman. The face and voice of heavy metal legends Metallica.
Lars Ulrich. The Difficult Dane himself. Co-founder and drummer of Metallica.
Jon Bon Jovi. Another glam rock legend who formed his own band named, funnily enough, Bon Jovi. Responsible for ‘Livin’ On a Prayer’.

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