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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan…. Where to begin? The first time I heard Bob Dylan sing, I wondered why he sounded like John Lennon. Turns out, John Lennon wanted to sing like Bob Dylan! The songwriter-poet-renaissance man is an icon of sixties culture and music, known for his blue-collar work shirt and blue jeans, and songs like “Mr. Tambourine Man.”

Chazz Darby from Airheads

Chazz Darby (played by Brendan Fraser) is the lead singer and guitarist for the band the Lone Rangers in the ’90s film Airheads.  Alongside his fellow bandmates Pip and Rex, Chazz takes control of a local radio station in order to give his band’s music some airtime.  Chazz has long hair and wears a headband to keep it off his face, a leather jacket, as well as multiple rings and necklaces to complete his quintessentially rockstar look.  Finding Chazz’s exact t-shirt is going to be nearly impossible, so you could use this opportunity to bust out a truly vintage ’90s tee from your collection with a vintage vibe, or shoot for something in a distressed wash in a similar shade of light purple.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

In 2013, Ed Sheeran topped GQ‘s list of Worst-Dressed Males, but that’s just one magazine’s opinion. Ed Sheeran is an unabashedly comfortable dresser, that’s all! After breaking his elbow and wrist in a bicycling accident and bouncing back well enough to still be able to play guitar, he really deserves to dress as comfortably as possible on stage. And for those of us who disagree with GQ, here’s a handy guide for recreating Ed Sheeran’s aesthetic.

Buckethead

Buckethead is one of the greatest guitar players in the world – as a solo artist, as a member of Guns n’ Roses, and as a collaborator with the likes of Iggy Pop and Les Claypool. He’s also one of the weirdest guitarists, best known for wearing a fried chicken bucket on his head.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk are French electronica duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. At least as far as we know. It’s been said that on September 9, 1999 the sampler in their studio exploded and they were reborn as robots.

Joan Jett

Joan Jett is a punk singer and guitarist best known for fronting the Blackhearts on hit songs like “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Bad Reputation”. She was recently impersonated in The Runaways by Kristen Stewart. Think you can do better?

Slash

Slash has earned his title as one of the best guitar players in history — making it on several “Best of” lists in recent years for his riffs and solos. If there was a “Most Consistent Style” list he would easily rank in the top five. His look hasn’t changed much since his Guns n’ Roses days but hey, if you find something that works, why change it?

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is one of the most recognizable country singer songwriters today, equally famous for his hit records and his activism for legalizing marijuana. The government can sell his things, but they best not touch Trigger, his beloved guitar.

Prince

If you don’t think Prince is sexy then you probably haven’t seen Purple Rain or maybe you have no idea who Prince is. If the latter is the case you should Google him now. Considered by some to be the king of androgyny, Prince continues to impress the world with his fashion choices which almost always includes heels.

Kurt Cobain

Considered by many to be the “King of Grunge Rock”, Kurt Cobain became the unwillingly leader of a generation. His jaded attitude and “don’t care” appearance was something to which many kids could relate. Though his life was cut short, his music remains influential to this day.