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HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 03: Musician Billy Gibbons performs onstage during Global Green USA's 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon on March 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Global Green)

Today (December 16) is Billy Gibbons’ birthday, and while we could go on and on about his stellar guitar work, we could also ramble on and on about the wonder that is his beard.  So, in honor of Gibbons and his glorious facial hair, here’s a gallery of some of rock’s other bearded and mustachioed greats.


Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill

Frank Zappa


John Oates


Jerry Garcia


The Beatles



Led Zeppelin


Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend /// The Secret Policeman's Ball, June 30, 1979

00:00 "Pinball Wizard" 02:35 "Drowned" 06:51 "Won't Get Fooled Again (with John Williams)" All songs written by Pete Townshend. 1979 Secret Policeman's Ball, played at Her Majesty's Theater, London, England.


Bruce Springsteen

David Crosby


Freddie Mercury


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.