Top 10 Metal Musicians Who Have Cut Their Long Hair
Long hair is a significant part of the metal subculture and looks. And headbanging. The guys on this list have cut their long hair mostly because they had to. Thank god most of the metal fans aren't obsessed with the musicians' looks. We love these guys for their talent.
The Top Ten
1Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
2Rob HalfordRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
He lost his hair pretty early (genes) and he even considered wearing a wig but (thank god) he decided against it. Don't worry, Rob, we are interested in your great voice. - Metal_Treasure
3James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
4Jason NewstedJason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.
5Hansi KürschHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
He cut his hair circa 2008-2009 when he was 42-43 because his hair didn't look good anymore. Thank god his voice aged much better than his hair. - Metal_Treasure
6Michael KiskeMichael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
Like the metal god Rob Halford, Kiske lost his hair too early, but his voice is still powerful!
7Matt BarlowMatthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.
I watched a live concert/DVD from 1999 (Iced Earth Alive in Athens) and Matt's hair was gorgeous. But he was only 29 in 1999. - Metal_Treasure
8Lars UlrichLars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
9Tobias SammetTobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
He lost his hair very early, too (I think he was under 30 when he cut his long hair). - Metal_Treasure
10Ralf ScheepersRalf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.
Similarly to Rob Halford, he lost his hair too early. They probably have some similar genes because Ralf's voice sounds very close to Rob's voice. - Metal_Treasure
11Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.