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Would you let your daughters date these Rock Stars? Top 10 Weird Looking Rock Stars

Updated on May 26, 2015

Iggy Pop with Marilyn Manson

© 2012 by Theocharis Vagelis

Weird looking (?) … maybe the understatement of the year…

According to Webster's New World College Dictionary (1995):

“Ugliness is a property of a person or thing that is unpleasant to look upon and results in a highly unfavorable evaluation. To be ugly is to be aesthetically unattractive, repulsive, or offensive”.

However, it is a fact that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Furthermore, one has to take under consideration that having good looks is not everything in life. There is ethics, character, personality, etc.

Moreover, I have to point out that I sincerely respect most of the following Rockers who are extremely talented.

Last but not least, most of the guys below have pulled thousands of “birds”. How? Well, this is beyond me!

So, enough said. Here is my Top 10 of Weird Looking Rock Stars.

No. 10: Lemmy (Motörhead)

Ian Fraser Kilmister (1945 - ) has been rocking his haggard looking self for decades. Lemmy is a cult icon…but not a very pretty one; friendly mutton chops, prominent facial moles and a lifelong appetite for alcohol, amphetamines and LSD dot not help much. In the documentary “Live Fast, Die Old”, he revealed that he drinks a bottle of Jack Daniel’s every day. Maybe, that is why he looks like he is “Killed by Death”. But, hey…he is Lemmy…so…respect!

No. 9: Tom Warrior (Celtic Frost)

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (1963 - ) is a Swiss singer and guitarist and one of the pioneers of Death Metal. Thomas is also associated with Apollyon Sun, Triptykon, Probot and others. It must also be noted that he was awarded the “Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award”, in 2010, for Inspiration.

To me... he looks like a corpse with a lot of eye-liner.

No. 8: G.G. Allin

Jesus Christ Allin (1956 – 1993) was not an ugly guy. GG made a great effort to make himself looking weird and ugly. GG Allin was a punk rock icon who is remembered for his live naked performances which often included self-mutilation, attacking audience members and coprophilia. GG is known as “the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history”. GG Allin had promised to commit suicide on stage. He died in 1993 of an accidental heroin overdose.

No. 7: Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction)

Peretz Bernstein (1959 - ) is associated – among others - with Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros. Perry looks like a cross between Iggy Pop, Quentin Tarantino and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

He is known for his high pitched singing, manic dancing and drug addiction.

He is responsible for one great album: “Ritual de lo Habitual”. Watch the video clip of “Being caught Stealing”.

Good stuff!

No. 6: Iggy Pop (The Stooges)

James Newell Ostenberg (1947 - ) is a living proof of what extreme drinking, smoking, consumption of drugs and of course fornication with thousands can do to you.

He has become so skinny that he hula hoops with a cheerio.Just turn a mop upside down and you got Iggy!

Having said all that, Iggy not only is he a gifted front-man, but also a very good actor (Coffee and Cigarettes, Dead Man, Cry-Baby, The Crow, etc).

No. 5: Ace Frehley (KISS)

Paul Daniel Frehley (1951 - ) is, according to my opinion, looking weirder than Gene Simmons. Ace Frehley is known for his Gibson Les Paul atmospheric guitar playing and for his appetite for drugs, drugs and drugs.

Ace should have never taken off his KISS makeup.

No. 4: Joey Ramone (The Ramones)

Jeffry Ross Hyman (1951 – 2001) was one of my favorite vocalists and songwriters. In fact, in mid 80s, I personally was a member of a fan club that was called “Ramonakia” (Little Ramones). I was spending all of my petty cash, buying Joey T-shirts and searching for rare Ramones bootlegs and memorabilia. I must have seen the Ramones live more than 8 times! Joey Ramone was the voice of my youth…but man, was he weird looking. It was a good thing that he was always wearing black sunglasses and had his hair covering his face. I was 17 when I went with my buddies to meet The Ramones backstage. One of my friends was a freelance journalist and had backstage passes. Well, Joey was not wearing his sunglasses…yikes! What a weird visage! Anyway, Joey Ramone died of lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 2001, after a seven-year battle. He was supposedly listening to "In a Little While" by U2 when he died. RIP Joey!

No. 3: Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

I totally respect Richard T. Otcasek (1949 - ). He weighs 35 kilograms, has ears that work as helicopter rotors and an Adam’s appleas big as a watermelon, but somehow managed to seduce and marry Top Model Paulina Porizkova.

Ric is 16 years older than Paulina and has openly stated that he is bisexual. They are now married for 23 years. Ric has 6 sons in total from 3 marriages.

No. 2: Jim Skafish (Skafish)

Jim Skafish is the leader, singer, songwriter of the Chicago band Skafish. In May 1980 the band released a sensational debut album.

Skafish is the proud owner of a 6′ 3″ frame, a huge Toucan nose, a bowl cut, translucent pale skin and a suggestion of breasts. He performs with gender-bending clothes. His biggest hit is called “Disgracing the Family Name” and it is autobiographical.

No. 1: Marilyn Manson

Brian Hugh Warner (1969 - ) leads the eponymous band Marilyn Manson. The dude is outrageously scary. How is it possible for a guy who looks like this, wears white and red contact lenses and has had breast implants, to be able to pull birds like Rose McGowan and Dita Von Teese? Dita Von Teese filed for divorce in 2006 as Manson was having extramarital affairs with a 19 years old actress (Evan Rachel Wood, a doll!). Manson has enjoyed great success with his “Smells Like Children” and “Antichrist Superstar” LPs, has participated in various movies (i.e. David Lynch’s “Lost Highway”), has made various successful painting exhibitions and has established his own absinthe brand (Mansinthe).

To be fair, Shane MacGowan lately has a brand new set of teeth.
To be fair, Shane MacGowan lately has a brand new set of teeth.

Honorary Participants

Some more handsome looking guys:

  • Devin Townsend
  • Nicko McBrain
  • Michael Jackson
  • Steven Tyler
  • Mick Jagger
  • Keith Richards
  • Roland Orzabald
  • Vinnie Vincent
  • Gene Simmons

Beyond Evaluation and Without Competition: Shane MacGowan (The Pogues)

Shane is known for famous for his prolific use of any drug and alcohol known to mankind. MacGowan himself has stated that he has started drinking since he was 4 years old. In 2001 sinead O'Connor reported him to the police for drug possession in an effort to discourage him from using drugs. Shane expressed his gratitude and claimed that the incident helped him stop heroin. At a Pogues concert at the Dublin Olympia Theater in 2002, MacGowan was so drugged that he stopped singing and vomitted over fans in the front row.

No more comments from me for my favorite Irish artist.


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      7 years ago

      ...interesting.... but not shocking when one considers the average looking man over 50 years old ...... I think Oprah looks really freaky...ewww! as the list could go on and on when it comes to african american women ....

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      Brian Lawson 

      8 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      This was a pretty entertaining hub! It is indeed true that some of these guys are not easy on the eyes but damn can some of them make good music (especially Devin Townsend)! Thanks for sharing, I voted up and interesting!

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      8 years ago

      Why the hell Lemmy is on this page, and no I would not let my kids listen to this crap cause they all suck, except Motorhead, well and and maybe Celtic Frost. Marilyn Manson lol what's next Lady Gaga? What about real bands like Mayhem, Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth.. etc. That's what kids should listen to, not this garbage.

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      Theocharis V 

      8 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

      Yeah! I thought about GWAR or Slipknot but these guys are strange looking because of their costumes. Iggy Pop, Shane MacGowan, etc, do not need any make-up or costumes...hahaha...

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      Keith Abt 

      8 years ago from The Garden State

      I've met Joey Ramone as well, and you are right, he was a strange lookin' fella... but he fronted one of the best bands ever. R.I.P.!

      ...but when you're talkin' about weird looking rock stars, you've got to at least give passing mention to GWAR!!!

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      Theocharis V 

      8 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

      Dear Alecia, thank you for your comments. They are so true. Now, I am sorry but I have to go and seek a Rock Star career. I think I will audition for the Stooges or KISS. I certainly got the I just need to drink about 2-3 bottles of Jack Daniels and I am set for glory! Hic!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      8 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      This is just plain hilarious. I would say this is the reason a lot of rock stars go into music. As looks based as our society is, it's hard for people to see past it unless there's some element of power or allure to them. The same can be said for politicians because they aren't the most handsome creatures either. This is a great hub and I very much enjoyed myself reading it!

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      Theocharis V 

      8 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

      Yeah, he used to be quite good looking but again extreme drinking and drug abuse left their signs on him towards the end. If you check the video clip of Zobi la Mouche (1988) and Sous le Soleil de Bodega (1992) you will see a different person. It's a pitty! Very talented guy. He was only 30 years old:(

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      8 years ago

      Great hub! I would just add Helno of Negresses Vertes! Voted up, funny and interesting

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      8 years ago

      Awesome my friend! What a collection of faces! I love the Ramones, Manson and The Pogues, I would not like to see them before me at noght. hahaha! Good one. Voting, up, funny, awesome and interesting. Great hub. Keep up the good work. One last thing. I was not familiar with Skafish, I checked him at youtube and he was not half bad! Not bad at all.


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