Ready for some of the best beards from the Metal and Rock world? This list is in no certain order … and their place on the list has no bearing on how awesome of a musician they are.

1. Zakk Wylde:  One of our favorites is Father Zakk, the metal master that started out with Ozzy as a clean shaven, baby faced 19-year-old. Now days, though, he’s traded in the clean look for one that would appear to be a guest spot on Sons of Anarchy. He currently fronts his band Black Label Society and grooms his beyond awesome beard.

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2. Dimebag Darrel: The guitar god put a smile on the faces of almost everyone he met. He could shred with the best of them and was lead guitar in Pantera and Damageplan. His pink goatee has become a trade mark in the many memorials in his memory. December 8th marks the anniversary of his tragic death, so remember to have a round of black tooth grin in his honor.

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3. Scott Ian: Anthrax‘s guitar player has sported the billy goat for a long, long time. This metal master is a legend for more than just his face whiskers, As part of the Big Four (Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica, and Anthrax) he has been impressing young and old metal heads for generations.

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4. Wayne Static: We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Static earlier this year. He was front man for the band Static X and known for his crazy hair and facial hair. With his insanely spiked hair and his extremely long goatee, he had a look that one did not forget. With hits like “Push It“, he will not be forgotten in the music world.

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5. ZZ Top: Before you panic, remember this list is in no particular order. If it were, these guys would be at the top of the list just like they are in our hearts. Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill sport these beyond manly man manes, and the one man who doesn’t have a beard all of the time? Oddly enough, his name is Frank Beard. How true to the beard are they? Gillette Offered them 1 million dollars to shave their beards as a publicity stunt and they quickly turned them down.

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6. Kerry King: The lead guitar player for the thrash and speed metal legends, SLAYER, has not only some of the meanest chops in metal but also maybe the meanest looks out there. With the tattoos across his head and his intense look added to that gym rope-sized beard, he looks like the Drill Sgt. for Metal Boot Camp.

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7. Lamb Of God: The metal band has laid down some powerful riff and tracks over the past 20 years. They have toured with many metal acts and put on an amazing show.  Having personally seen them 3 times, we can say their shows are as bad ass as the beards they sport. Not all of them are bearded brethren, but the ones that are make up for the rest of them.

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8.The Beards: The amply named Australian band is all about the beard. With every song they write being about beards, what’s not to love? Songs include “If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You Got 2 Mums“, ” No Beard, No Good” and “Got a Beard“. The songs will keep you laughing and are strangely addictive. If you have a beard — or don’t — you will catch yourself singing along and having a strange desire to throw away all your razors.

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9. Jim Root: Current Slipknot and former Stone Sour Axe man has a beard that makes you question if he is a metal guitar player or a painter. Either way, we love it. With the beard hanging below the mask he dons for Slipknot shows, it added an extra cool point for him. Ripping his way through riff-after-riff while growing such a gnarly beard, we say this earns a solid spot on our list.

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10. Vinnie Paul: What Dimebag‘s brother lacks in crazy color or length, he makes up for in a one-of-a-kind design job on his chops. This master of the drums and beats sports such a bad ass cut, that one does not even question it or its meaning. He played drums beside his brother in Pantera and Damageplan, and now is the stick man for Hell Yeah.

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We can’t fit everyone on here, who did we miss? What beards do  you nominate for the best in rock and metal? Tell us below than share this with your friends!

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