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Wonder where some of your 80s rocker faves ended up? We did too. Two hours and three tallboys later, here’s who we found. Behold.

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider. Photo: urbanmixer

Paul Stanley of KISS. Photo: beddiewedder

Ronnie James Dio. Photo: Marek Krajcer

Warrant’s Janie Lane. Photo: beddiwedder

Stephen Pearcy of RATT. Photo: Äppelmos

Tesla’s Brian Wheat and Frank Hannon. Photo: vazzz

W Axl Rose of Guns N Roses. Photo: Cuene Chiste

Night Ranger’s Jack Blades. Photo: zengrrl

Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat. Photo: bantam10

Mike Reno of Loverboy. Photo: michiee

Don Dokken. Photo: beddiwedder

Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow. Photo: BradP

The Scorpions. Photo by Photo Agency

David Coverdale of Whitesnake. Photo: emalaith

Phil Collen of Def Leppard. Photo: kaleid

Lita Ford. Photo: shadowgate

Alice Cooper. Photo: denaflows

Kip Winger. Photo: Rick

Sammy Hagar and, inexplicably, David Hasselhoff. Photo: suzanneandsimon

Van Halen’s David Lee Roth. Photo: anirudhkoul

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Tom is a wayward writer based in Los Angeles. He has served as Editor for both Matador Nights and Life. He loves to go far, far away whenever possible. He is also pretending to be a third person right now and is obviously writing his own bio. He knows that you knew that, despite the deft maneuvering of pronouns. Tom's new book 'Wayward: Fetching Tales from a Year On The Road' is available for download on Amazon and iTunes.

  • Larissa

    Alice Cooper looks the same :)

  • http://miller-david.com david miller

    damn. david lee roth somehow still looks relevant

    panama. .. ..

  • Greg

    Warrant looks like they are playing the Holiday Inn lounge.

  • http://www.paul-sullivan.com Paul Sullivan

    larissa, i was gonna say the same thing. he doesn’t look bad – but then he never really looked good :)

  • Stephen

    Does Axl Rose think hes a gangster?

  • http://meredithelaine.wordpress.com Meredith

    Didn’t Kevin DuBrow die a year or 2 ago? :(

    • http://waywardlife.posterous.com/ Tom Gates

      Ack! You’re right. I didn’t even know that had happened. He died from a coke overdose. Missed that one. Sorry!

  • http://www.collazoprojects.com Julie

    God, this was traumatic. I loved Warrant.
    It was bad enough that I had to sustain the shock of seeing Bret Michaels on a tawdry reality show dubbed in Spanish in an Argentinean bar in Mexico City last year, but seeing this photo of Janie Lane might have been worse.

  • Deb Martin

    WOW. Couple things I thought about while perusing the pics of some of the people I used to love with all my heart…
    Of course Dee and Taime still horrify me. I mean, even when they were 20 years younger, they still looked stupid. A lot of them look very much the same, if a bit older.
    What I don’t understand is why they can’t ALL take a tip from Kip Winger? Sure, he’s a little older. Sure, he’s put on some weight.

    … but he’s not trying to be twentysomething anymore. He’s just in jeans and a tshirt, playing music.

    Go ahead and get older, guys… just quit being so ridiculous!!

    OH! Zach says David Lee Roth looks like a young Heff!

  • JYPOrlando

    That really ruined my memories of Sammy. Whose baby is he pregnant with? Not David Hasselhoff’s? He can still do better. He is totally cracking up and wondering why behind those shades.

    Alice looks the same. All that eyeliner has served him well.

    Any of these guys could be my neighbor and I would never know the difference. I’m in redneck Florida mind you.

  • http://milesofabbie.com Abbie

    I freakin’ love 80′s music and I get so excited to go to 80′s music concerts, but am always disappointed that they aren’t wearing tight leather pants with long hair, lol.

  • http://londoniscool.com Willliam Wallace

    It is hard to believe that they have all got even uglier as they got older, that is truly scary…….

  • http://travelerahoy.wordpress.com/ Alouise

    I saw Dee Snider and Alice Cooper when I worked at an airport a few years ago. Even without all the makeup and outfits you could tell it was them. Alice Cooper was coming by after the Junos (the Canadian version of the Grammy’s). He was super nice to everyone, gave out autographs and talked to his fans even though he was catching a flight.

  • ROCKDRIGO

    LITA IS HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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  • Kevin

    DIO actually died as well. Nice pics!!

  • Ally

    Oh God. Axl used to be such a babe. WTF happened?

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