Before he was a "pretty hate machine," Mr. Reznor was just a "pretty tuba player in the high school band that was off to study computer engineering in college... machine."
The legendary Colonel Claypool of Primus, back in his high school days when he was classmates with Metallica's Kirk Hammett.
Quick! Someone please Photoshop that tongue onto baby Gene's mouth.
Voted "Most Likely to Innovate Groove Metal." RIP.
Let's face it, Tommy was born to rock. Can you imagine him doing anything else? Tax attorney? Not with that mug.
According to her VH1: Behind the Music, Courtney auditioned for the The Mickey Mouse Club at age 12 and was rejected after reading a Sylvia Plath poem for her audition. I can believe that.
You can just tell that Mike Patton has always been that weird genius kid who knew all the answers but never brought a book to class.
Before he was Kid Rock, he was just a nice Michigan boy who looked like Macaulay Culkin with a Kid 'n Play haircut.
A young William Rose on his way to being one of the greatest hard rock singers of all time.
photo: Getty Images / Evan Agostini
Just one look at that "what are you looking at?" confidence and you can tell she was destined to be the first female artist to be played on MTV. What a badass.
Pictured Left: Limp Bizkit's front man back before he was doing it for the nookie.
The evolution of one of rock's greatest drummers. From taking naps (L) to taking down Napster (R).
King Buzzo of The Melvins pictured right. Prince Buzzo pictured left.
Not pictured: Baby top hat.
James Iha studied graphic design Loyola University Chicago. Lucky for us he dropped out to smash pumpkins with his friend Billy Corgan.
Before he was raging against the machine, here's our young revolutionary rocker raging against... puberty.
The forever stylish Kurt Cobain. RIP.
Montage of Heck & Guy Aroch