Opinion: The Top Ten Beards In Music

By Sian Last

The flowing locks cascaded in a majestic white waterfall—silver streaks capturing the light as it twinkled off the perfectly capitulating cataract.  Of what does this description speak?

The beard of an old man I saw in Bayfield, Wisconsin, while at an art show.  Needless to say, facial hair is awesome, and I think it is time we revisit beards, moustaches, and goatees in music, not to look upon the classic greats, but recognize great new comers to the world of rock facial hair.

One

william-fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons

Two

Nicholas Shuminksy (via www.nypost.com)

Nicholas Shuminksy, drummer of Free Energy (via http://www.nypost.com)

Three

Eugene Hütz, frontman of Gogol Bordello (via imdb.com)

Eugene Hütz, frontman of Gogol Bordello (via imdb.com)

Four

Guitarist/keyboardist Feurd of The Elwins (via Tumblr)

Guitarist/keyboardist Feurd of The Elwins (via Tumblr)

Five

Taylor Rice, guitarist, vocalist, and bassist of Local Natives (via www.magazine.ucla.edu)

Taylor Rice, guitarist, vocalist, and bassist of Local Natives (via http://www.magazine.ucla.edu)

Six

Sean Gadd, bassist of Grouplove (via www.chinashopmag.com

Sean Gadd, bassist of Grouplove (via http://www.chinashopmag.com)

Seven

Eight

Jim James, lead vocalist and guitarist of My Morning Jacket (via www.neoseeker.com)

Jim James, lead vocalist and guitarist of My Morning Jacket (via http://www.neoseeker.com)

Nine

Gabe Douglas, frontman of the 4onthefloor (via www.clarklovesme.com)

Gabe Douglas, frontman of the 4onthefloor (via http://www.clarklovesme.com)

Ten

Alexander Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (via Tumblr)

Alexander Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (via Tumblr)

Congratulations men, and long live the beard.

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