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It’s Movember. Who Has the Best ‘Staches in Rock? Here are 10 Great Examples.

We’ve moved from the pink of October to the hair of November. It’s day two of Movember which means those growing facial hair to raise awareness of various men’s health issues. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these rocker ‘staches.

1.Freddie Mercury

He always kept it nicely trimmed. As a bonus, it camouflaged his overbite a little bit.

Freddie-Mercury (Mustache)

2. Derek Smails

The bass player for Spinal Tap had the ‘stache connecting the muttonchops. I wonder what lived in there?

Derek Smails mustache


He’s always sported the classic Fu Manchu. God knows what other facial growths lurk beneath it.


4.The Beatles

There were several times in the band’s career where they went four-for-four with the facial hair–like the classic Sgt. Pepper pose.


5.Dave Grohl

Without a mustache, Dave looks about twenty years younger. The facial hair gives him a lot more gravitas.

Dave Grohl mustache

6.Krist Novoselic

While we’re at it, we should include Dave’s former bandmate in Nirvana.

Krtist Novoselic

7.Eddie Vedder

Facial hair makes him look like a distinguished university professor. It’s a good look.


8.Eugene Hutz

The frontman of Gogol Bordello looks an awful lot like my Ukrainian relatives. Some of my aunts, too.

Eugene Hutz

9.Wayne Sermon

The Imagine Dragons’ guitarist sports something straight out of the middle 70s.

Wayne Sermon - Imagine Dragons

10. Winston Marshall 

You can’t have Mumford & Sons without facial hair.

Winston Marshall - Mumford

Finally, you might need a song that summons the spirit of the ‘stache. As you listen, browse for more inspiration at Musicians with Beards.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 thoughts on “It’s Movember. Who Has the Best ‘Staches in Rock? Here are 10 Great Examples.

  • Apart from Eugene Hutz, a weak list. Luke Toms has them all beat!

  • Greg Norton from Husker Du


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