Rockstars always seem to be in the epicenter of it all: Cameras, glitz, glamour, paparazzi... you name it. These legends have stood out as more than just musicians in our lives; they’ve taken on god-like status, and almost everything they’ve done has affected our daily lives. From breaking down style barriers to wearing obscene outfits, rockstars have been the pioneers.
They’ve taught us a thing or two about Fashion and owning our own personal sense of style. From Kurt Cobain and Billy Joe Armstrong’s clout goggles to Chris Cornell’s tinted sunnies and Dave Grohl’s aviators, all have a prominent style that has influenced our culture in a powerful way. Let's take a closer look at their styles, what they wore, and most importantly the famous sunglasses they rocked, which only added to their incredible Rockstar personas.
Billy Joe Armstrong
Green Day’s lead singer has described to conversion to punk as being sudden. The Boulevard of Broken Dreams singer/songwriter had a moment of epiphany while watching MTV, when he just couldn’t take it anymore. Realizing that he wanted in on that scene, he took to playing punk rock music. His fashion and style were major influences on the pop punk movement of the ’90s and '2000s. Seen here sporting some classic Oliver Peoples oval sunglasses, one could say they imbued his true rockstar persona!
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Cornell’s voice resonates in our ears with its brutal edge, which many of us were introduced to on such songs as Outshined, Loud Loveand Beyond The Wheel. His power lay in the intricacy of mournful psychedelic blues. This artist left a legacy that few manage to scale in their lifetimes. His rockstar status made him a popular fashion figure for rock fans trying hard to live that life. Cornell is seen here wearing square tinted frames, which became a signature look for the singer.
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The undeniable charm of Foo Fighters has frequently been attributed to the magical voice of Dave Grohl. According to the Guardian, this rockstar is one of the nicest guys to ever have played in a rock band, chatting and staying in conversation with fans at all his concerts. His simple style and luscious locks are the envy of many. His regularly worn aviators are one of the most imitated sunglass styles in history.
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This enigmatic singer and songwriting powerhouse has provided lead vocals for Oasis on songs such as Don’t Look Back In Anger and Wonderwall. Gallagher’s personal sense of style took over fashion and music throughout the ‘90s and early ‘2000s. This minimal yet powerful dresser sure knows how to channel simplicity and sophistication! He proves his styling prowess with these uber-cool square glasses.
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The Every Breaking Wave singer literally created waves with his legendary band U2. Originally from tiny Ireland, it’s safe to say that Bono has become one of the most internationally beloved rockstars of our time. He was also named one of 17 Irish artists to be proud of by Time Magazine in 2013. His influence has also seeped into Fashion and Lifestyle. He is never seen without sunglasses, ironically due to his glaucoma….way to make lemonade out of lemons! Anyway, we for one love his Y2K eyewear game!
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This American singer donned many hats during his tenure as a rockstar. He was a music producer, dancer, filmmaker, actor, and songwriter. And if these roles weren’t enough, he also became a fashion icon to a new generation when he wore these triple lens sunglasses. With a career that spanned more than four decades, the singer was well-known for his flamboyant stage appearance and eclectic work. He is also regarded as a guitar genius and brilliant multi-instrumentalist.
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Rocking it like an icon may not seem that easy, but once you perfect that nonchalant attitude and easygoing charm, everything else should fall into place. So don’t be shy about trying out some wild new eyewear...you might just become the next big thing!