Best and Worst of Band Photos

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We're hitting the tour circuit with Yahoo! On the Road, featuring big talent and up-and-coming acts. But when it comes to photos, no band is safe from an unflattering publicity image. From beards of the ‘70s to the big hair of the ‘80s, bands have struck a pose in a photo studio, an alleyway, or the middle of a forest. Have a look at some famous (and not-so-famous) rock stars who have posed for iconic and sometimes silly shots. -- By Paul A. Rosales, Yahoo! Music

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Bon Jovi - March 13th, 1989 UIC Pavillion Chicago, Illinois United States March 13th, 1989 Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage.com
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi - March 13th, 1989 UIC Pavillion Chicago, Illinois United States March 13th, 1989 Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage.com
A Plea for Purging
James Brown
Creed
Milli Vanilli
Marilyn Manson
Run DMC
Kanye West
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Aaron Carter
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Bob Dylan
Cranberry Silo Guards
�eNEW YORK - OCTOBER 1993: (EDITORS NOTE: SPECIAL FILTER WAS USED ON LENSE TO CREATE THIS IMAGE) British rock group Radiohead, (clockwise L) , singer/guitarist Ed O'Brien, guitarist Jonny Greenwood, lead singer Thom Yorke, bassist Colin Greenwood and drummer Phil Selway pose for a 1993 portrait in New York City, New York. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)
Radiohead
eNEW YORK - OCTOBER 1993: (EDITORS NOTE: SPECIAL FILTER WAS USED ON LENSE TO CREATE THIS IMAGE) British rock group Radiohead, (clockwise L) , singer/guitarist Ed O'Brien, guitarist Jonny Greenwood, lead singer Thom Yorke, bassist Colin Greenwood and drummer Phil Selway pose for a 1993 portrait in New York City, New York. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)
The Beatles
�^405295 01: Rock band Incubus poses with the customized and autographed "Incubus Civic Si" in this undated photo. The band awarded a new 2002 Honda Civic Si to James Smith, Jr. of Lathrop, CA. through a radio contest. The car is painted with a wild koi fish design inspired by the artwork on Incubus'' latest CD "Morning View." (Photo by Getty Images)
Incubus
^405295 01: Rock band Incubus poses with the customized and autographed "Incubus Civic Si" in this undated photo. The band awarded a new 2002 Honda Civic Si to James Smith, Jr. of Lathrop, CA. through a radio contest. The car is painted with a wild koi fish design inspired by the artwork on Incubus'' latest CD "Morning View." (Photo by Getty Images)
� 1976: (Clockwise from bottom left) Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, John Hartman, Patrick Simmons, Keith Knudsen, Tiran Porter and Michael McDonald (center) of the rock and roll band "The Doobie Brothers" pose for a portrait in 1976. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The Doobie Brothers
1976: (Clockwise from bottom left) Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, John Hartman, Patrick Simmons, Keith Knudsen, Tiran Porter and Michael McDonald (center) of the rock and roll band "The Doobie Brothers" pose for a portrait in 1976. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Kiss
Led Zeppelin
Parliament Funkadelic
Sonny and Cher
The Ronettes
She made skater kids go mainstream and took the punk she found at the mall and went for it. I don't imagine she'll ever be teaming up with the guys from Fear or Black Flag, but then who knows? Weirder things have happened. And often do <span>—</span> if you live long enough.
4. Avril Lavigne
She made skater kids go mainstream and took the punk she found at the mall and went for it. I don't imagine she'll ever be teaming up with the guys from Fear or Black Flag, but then who knows? Weirder things have happened. And often do if you live long enough.
Talking Heads
DOUBLE EXPOSURE -- "No One Can Work Like This" -- Pictured: (l-r) Lady Gaga -- Photo by: Gary Moyes/Bravo/NBCUPB
Lady Gaga
DOUBLE EXPOSURE -- "No One Can Work Like This" -- Pictured: (l-r) Lady Gaga -- Photo by: Gary Moyes/Bravo/NBCUPB
Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Bloody Valentine
Picture By: Jonathan Proctor / Retna Pictures - Picture Shows: Death Cab for Cutie photo session. England. *Restricted Uses! No NME, Uncut and Word Magazines* - 29th May 2006 Job:15841 Ref:JPR - Non-Exclusive World Rights Only *Unbylined uses will incur an additional discretionary fee!*
Death Cab for Cutie
Picture By: Jonathan Proctor / Retna Pictures - Picture Shows: Death Cab for Cutie photo session. England. *Restricted Uses! No NME, Uncut and Word Magazines* - 29th May 2006 Job:15841 Ref:JPR - Non-Exclusive World Rights Only *Unbylined uses will incur an additional discretionary fee!*
Thrust Fund / Trainwreck Architect
�:LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1985: Electronic funk group World Class Wreckin' Cru (L-r Dr Dre (Andre young), DJ Yella (Antoine Carraby), Cli-N-Tel (Marquette Hawkins) and Lonzo 'Grandmaster' (Alonzo Williams) pose for a publicity photo circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
World Class Wreckin' Cru
:LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1985: Electronic funk group World Class Wreckin' Cru (L-r Dr Dre (Andre young), DJ Yella (Antoine Carraby), Cli-N-Tel (Marquette Hawkins) and Lonzo 'Grandmaster' (Alonzo Williams) pose for a publicity photo circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
I guess any band with Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass should be considered a "Supergroup" of sorts. I mean, even I've heard of them and I wouldn't know these guys from Backstreet Boys, who I'm ranking higher because they have a better name, or 98 Degrees, who I ranked lower because of their lamer name. It's not an exact science, folks.
17. 'N Sync
I guess any band with Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass should be considered a "Supergroup" of sorts. I mean, even I've heard of them and I wouldn't know these guys from Backstreet Boys, who I'm ranking higher because they have a better name, or 98 Degrees, who I ranked lower because of their lamer name. It's not an exact science, folks.
�WLOS ANGELES - JULY 1999 : (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED USING COLOR INFRA RED FILM) American rock band with Armenian roots,System of a Down, (lead vocalist Serj Tankian, drummer John Dolmayan, guitarist Daron Malakian and bassist Shavo Odadjian pose for a July 1998 portrait in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)
System of a Down
WLOS ANGELES - JULY 1999 : (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED USING COLOR INFRA RED FILM) American rock band with Armenian roots,System of a Down, (lead vocalist Serj Tankian, drummer John Dolmayan, guitarist Daron Malakian and bassist Shavo Odadjian pose for a July 1998 portrait in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)
Nirvana
Destiny's Child
��AUGUST 1977: Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alan Myers, Gerald Casale and Bob Casale of the punk new wave music group "Devo" pose for a portrait covered in tape and nylon material in circa 1980. (Photo by Eric Blum/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Devo
AUGUST 1977: Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alan Myers, Gerald Casale and Bob Casale of the punk new wave music group "Devo" pose for a portrait covered in tape and nylon material in circa 1980. (Photo by Eric Blum/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Wu-Tang Clan
RICK ASTLEY (LATE 80s) © MICHAEL PUTLAND / RETNAUK CREDIT ALL USES
Rick Astley
RICK ASTLEY (LATE 80s) © MICHAEL PUTLAND / RETNAUK CREDIT ALL USES
Oasis
The Spice Girls, circa 1996. They are Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Victoria Adams, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Spice Girls
The Spice Girls, circa 1996. They are Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Victoria Adams, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)

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