Only A Real Rocker Can Name All Of These Rockstars

Here is the thing about rock and rockstars and what really is the makeup of a rockstar (not the face paint, but just what makes up a rockstar)...everyone has their own opinion of just who will really count as a rockstar and who will not. We are pretty reasonably sure that there will be several hardcore rock fans who don't agree with our list of 50 rockstars to name. We can respect that but...the list is the list and we still are pretty sure that only a real rocker can name each of these rockstars.

There might be some surprising names on the list to those who are simply rather basic fans of rock and to those who focus a little too much on just one sub-genre of rock but rest assured that each and every one of the people on this list is a rockstar in one form or another.

So, that all being said, it's time to strap on those leather boots, rock that tight denim, show off those abs, throw on a leather jacket and top it off by letting your hair down and rocking out with these rockstars who can only be named by a true rocker.

Question 1

Name this rockstar!

This guy is certainly one of the most famous rockstars in the world. He's been gone since 1980 but that has not stopped him from being one of the most iconic rockstars in the world. There is something about his work for peace through both flower power and from protesting in his music and from literally going out there and protesting on tv and in bed and with his hair that has made him still the poster boy for peace (no matter what has happened in his personal life, which has been incredibly interesting and filled with some pretty unfortunate moments).

Question 2

Name this rockstar!

This guy should be a pretty easy one to start with. There is something about this guy that is just wholly iconic when it comes to the world of the rockstar. He's been around since the 70s and he still performs to this day. Sure, he's taken breaks here and there and he took some time to find Jesus but that does not mean that he won't still rock out and stage his own demise several times per show. It's something he's become famous for. He is the granddaddy of macabre glam rock and he is still the best in that realm.

Question 3

Name this band!

This band has been around since the early 80s and while they have had a few different crew changes and have had their fair share of controversy, they are still playing and recording. sure, their music is not anywhere near as popular as it used to be, but people still run out to get their next album when it does come out. This band is the reason Megadeth exists because they kicked out Dave Mustaine. This is also the band that had their albums and swag burned because their drummer, Lars, went out of his way to get up in arms about Napster and music downloads...

Question 4

Name this band!

This logo has represented the longest running rock band of all time for...quite a few decades now. This particular band formed way back in 1962 and this logo has been theirs since 1969. It actually only cost the band about $70 and it has been one of the biggest parts of their promotional material and their show itself. The logo is representative of the lead singer who happens to have a rather giant mouth and lips. Whether or not people actually like this band that has been around for 57 years, no one can deny that they are rockstars, for sure.

Question 5

Name this rockstar!

This guy is incredibly iconic in terms of what it means to be a rockstar. This does not have anything to do with his biting off the head of a bat or anything like that. This does not have to do with weird stuff he's done on stage. It ultimately has to do with the band he started out with and the number of hit songs he has put out from the late 60s till today. He started out in the business with the historic band Black Sabbath but then did go solo through the 80s and made a fortune with his wife as manager.

Question 6

Name this rockstar!

This guy has been rocking in the band Aerosmith since the 70s and while they had a pretty short-lived run when they started out, and he blew all the money they made up his nose, he and the band came back and made a mint, while playing clean, to take control of the 80s as a superpower of a band. They may have lost popularity through the grunge era but this guy is still incredibly popular. This is mainly because of his work judging on reality TV music talent shows, but that is not the point. This guy is definitely a rockstar.

Question 7

Name this band!

This band is certainly more pop and punk than they are rock but when they started out they definitely had that rocking edge that people loved and really needed at that point in the 80s. They started out in 1986 but they really hit it big through the 90s. They also made a pretty great comeback in the 00s. That being said, that comeback was not appreciated by a lot of their original fans because it was too mainstream compared to "Brain Stew" and "Basket Case". It turns out that "Holiday" among a few other pop-like songs were not what old fans wanted.

Question 8

Name this rockstar!

This guy is probably one of the most famous guitarists in the world and while he truly is an awesome guitar player we are pretty sure that this fame has way more to do with his style than it does have anything to do with just how he plays the guitar. There are plenty of guitarists out there who could school this guy but his style is more than enough to get him in the most famous list. He is certainly a rockstar and he has lived that life for quite some time. He is even back with Axl Rose, for whatever reason.

Question 9

Name this rockstar!

This guy has been a huge hit since the 80s and was probably doing his best through the late 80s and into the 90s but that does not mean that he isn't still touring about and performing his heart out. A lot of people find him too pop-like but he has definitely put out some pretty iconic rock songs that have certainly stood the test of time. He happens to hail from the great white north and he has dropped some of the most popular wedding songs and most popular summer rock songs as well. He might be a sap but he's still a star.

Question 10

Name this rockstar!

This guy has worn all manner of hats when it comes ot just what genre of music it is that he belongs to but this guy is certainly a rockstar...almost beyond pretty well every single other musicians on this list. Why? Starting out in the business back in 1962, this guy (until only a few years ago) was pumping out new music all the time and always shifted with the times but made nothing but unique music. He never liked to settle for the status quo and he always pushed the boundaries that were set up. This is pretty well the definition of a rockstar!

Question 11

Name this band!

This logo should be more than enough to be able to select the right answer when it comes to these rockstars. Sure, they might be pretty trippy rockstars and there might be some people here who only know the big name songs that they have produced but this band pushed out a lot of music in their time and while they may not be together anymore, the members of the band still do their own music, for sure. Roger Waters actually only just put out a new album a couple of years ago, and it is pretty good and definitely reminds one of the band.

Question 12

Name this band!

This is a very interesting band that hails from across the pond from the tiny world of Ireland. This group has been a part of some interesting controversy with groups like the infamous IRA, but they have still found a way to be one of the biggest groups of the 80s and 90s and they are still relevant enough today, whether or not people enjoy them or find them very worthy of being called rockstars. They have been rockstars enough to have been featured quite heavily in an episode of The Simpsons back in the day and they had some great musical moments.

Question 13

Name this rockstar!

This guy is a rockstar through and through. The way he lived his very brief life, the way he played his amazing guitar, the way he didn't care about what people thought and the way he was taken advantage of by his management. He lost so much money through his management but he still managed to live that rockstar life...maybe a little too hard since it was that lifestyle that ultimately led to his demise. All that sad stuff aside, this guy played a guitar left-handed better than pretty well any right-handed guitar player in his day and there are still some who think of him as the greatest guitar player of all time.

Question 14

Name this band!

This band has had a whole resurgence of popularity recently thanks to a film all about the band and the lead singer specifically. Freddy Mercury is known as one of the greatest singers and one of the greatest performers in the world. Sure, a lot of this band's music is not exactly rockin' but considering they have a song called "We Will Rock You", we really do have to include them in the rockstar list. And since so many of their songs are still played all the time and featured in so many movies even today, they certainly have rockstar status.

Question 15

Name this band!

This band is perhaps one of the most famous rock bands of all time. In fact, we will confidently say that this is one of the most famous rock bands of all time. After all, the Rock Band game did have a whole game dedicated to this band. And there is every reason why they should have done so. This band did not exactly last all that long but in the time they were together, they put out so much music and so much of that music became incredibly popular that there is no way people should now about rock but not know about these guys.

Question 16

Name the lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones!

The Rolling Stones is the longest running rock band in the entire world and of all time. They have been rocking out for 57 years. That is sometimes far more than twice as many years as some of the most famous musicians ever got to put music out before their brief lives ended. That is an incredible amount of time in the business. Either way though, the lead guitarist of this band is perhaps one of the most iconic of all rock legends out there. He is known for his music but also his attitude and his ability to withstand pretty well every ounce of the rocker lifestyle.

Question 17

Name this band!

This band has had its share of some pretty ridiculous moments. There is always something about having a group of incredibly talented musicians together who like to think that they are better than everyone else that ends up in conflict. Whether it be the lead singer or the lead guitarist, these guys always had some sort of fight going on, that's for sure. But they still put out some incredible iconic 80s tunes that still get plenty of play today. "Jump" and "Running With The Devil" are pretty much world-renowned. The guitarist of this band did a solo for "Beat It" by Michael Jackson...in one Take.

Question 18

Name this rockstar!

This guy is the very reason why The Rolling Stones has the incredible "Licks" logo that it does. When this guy hired an artist for almost no money to do up a logo for the band, the artist was instantly inspired by the size of this guy's mouth. It is rather enormous. Because of this, the band has been rocking that logo for decades. Either way, this guy has been the lead singer of The Rolling Stones for 57 years now and he still runs the stage and dances around in every performance. He is a machine, to be sure.

Question 19

Name this band!

Those who recognize this lead singer here will immediately know the band. It is hard not to know which rock band Dave Grohl happens to be the front man of. Those who were really into grunge when it was a thing, or found grunge later on in life, will know that Dave Grohl used to be nothing more than the drummer of the brief but superstar band, Nirvana. After Kurt Cobain did himself in and the band dispersed, Grohl took it upon himself to keep music alive and he came up with this band that took over in the 90s and early 00s, and they are still playing to this day.

Question 20

Name this band!

This band may not be considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time and they may not typically be one someone's list when thinking about rockstars but there is a good reason why this band counts. No matter what people think about the song, "Zombie" has been a rock hit for decades now and everyone knows at least the chorus and sings along when it comes on. There is something about this song from the early 90s that has really got people where they live. It is an iconic tune and while it is not even close to their best song, it made them stars.

Question 21

Name this band!

This band has been around for a surprising length of time. There is something about these guys and the sort of music that they are so well-known for playing that likely made many people think they would not survive the 90s let alone the 00s. That being said, their last album was put out in 2015 and they have been pretty consistently releasing music since they first made it big with hits like "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and "Winds Of Change". Somehow, this band still manages to harness that 80s feel in their music even while they do flow with the times.

Question 22

Name this band!

This band may not be one of the most popular of rock bands and they may be considered more of a metal band than a simple rock band but they are true rockers all the same. These guys were a much bigger deal in the late 90s and early 00s but that doesn't mean they didn't have a following before that or even now. They did lose a band member a couple of years back, and the lead singer did find Jesus at a certain point as well (so certain songs were taken off the setlist) but that doesn't mean they can't still rock.

Question 23

Name this rockstar!

Here is the thing about this guy...one might not think it to look at him these days but this guy was once a tiny, scrawny little guitar player who rocked out for Ozzy Osbourne and rocked wicked solos in his hit songs after Randy Rhodes passed on. This guy was featured in the "No More Tears" video as a stick-thin guitarist who could really rocked. However, now he has his own band, tours solo as well and is so jacked that he looks like the bikers he tries to be like. He has a whole gimmick where each venue he plays is another "chapter" of his motorbike club.

Question 24

Name this rockstar!

This guy is a legend. Sure, he was way bigger when he was rocking through the 80s but that does not really mean much considering "White Wedding" is still played on the radio every day of the year at least somewhere in the world, no matter what. And he even made a comeback in 2005 with "Scream" and appeared on Bam Margera's reality TV show Viva La Bam. In that particular episode, he and Bam Margera put a moon roof in Bam's Lambo Gullardo...which means that this rockstar took a saw and cut a hole in the roof of Bam's $200,00 car.

Question 25

Name this rockstar!

Sure, this guy is predominantly a country artist and he has even done a song with Justin Timberlake which came out this past year but that does not change the fact that this guy can rock harder than a lot of the rockstars already thrown out here in this quiz. This guy's voice is just dripping with hard rock. This is why his music is popular across the board. There are so many people who don't like country but do really like this guy's music. It is because he is a rocker who just grew up in a country tradition. Like Willie Nelson with many more pack of smokes.

Question 26

Name this rockstar!

This rockstar is no longer with us as of fairly recently and this was a great loss to a lot of people. This guy hailed from the great white north and was certainly a rather bizarre human being overall but was still quite talented and wrote a whole lot of hit songs with his famous band that was most popular throughout the 90s but remained a big deal until he passed and perhaps has got a bit of a comeback since he passed. When Hurricane Katrina happened, The Hip's song "New Orleans Is Sinking" was banned from the radio...Who is this guy?

Question 27

Name this rockstar!

This guy is one of the four members of one of the most popular rock bands in the entire world and of all time, The Beatles. This guy was pretty much the lead singer even though every one of the members of the band sang on albums and in performances. He was also the bass player of the band. Of course, The Beatles didn't last all that long in the grand scheme of things so he went on to solo work as well as starting up the band Wings. This guy has made great success with almost everything that he has touched.

Question 28

Name this rockstar!

We lost this guy only fairly recently which is quite sad considering his contribution to the rock world. Sure, he might not have been the biggest personality when it came to being controversial or being flashy but he has still come up with some of the most famous songs out there that people still sing and will continue to sing every time it comes out on the radio. "Free Falling" along qualifies this guy as a rockstar if only because of how big a splash it made in the music industry but he has a whole collection of music that is far greater than that one hit.

Question 29

Name this band!

This band has been a pretty incredible rock band since the 70s and even though they hail from Australia, most people seem to consider them a classic U.S. rock band, for sure. It is amazing just how well they have been accepted into the rock world and it is also amazing just how much success they have had in their time considering that they pretty well play the same few power chords over and over just in a couple of different ways. That being said "Back In Black", "Highway To Hell", and "Thunderstruck" alone will give this band rockstar status forever.

Question 30

Name this rockstar!

A lot of people might not consider this guy to be much of a rockstar simply because he mostly plays folk-styled music. While that is fairly true, everyone who knows anything about rock and roll should know that this guy was one of the first people to introduce electric guitar to the folk genre. While this ended up with him being booed a bunch while he was playing on stage, it ultimately led to all sorts of folk musicians going electric and adding a bit of a rocker edge to their otherwise soft music. This guy was a rocking pioneer of sorts.

Question 31

Name the lead singer from Iron Maiden!

Iron Maiden has been a pretty intense rock band for a long time now. Many would rather say that they are a metal band, and that is fair enough but that does not change the fact that they really know how to rock. It is a pretty sizeable band too so there are a number of names to choose from when each quiz-taker here must sort out just who it is that is the lead singer of the band. Though, that being said, anyone here who really knows their music will know the name right away because he is a pretty famous vocalist, to say the least.

Question 32

Name this rockstar!

This guy has been a big name in rock and roll for a fairly long time and he is also a big name in blues. He has a music festival every year that has had so many musicians meet at the Crossroads that it is a wonder that he is not a bigger name now than he was back in the 80s and 90s. That being said, he is not one of those musicians who has changed with the times to get today's audience in with him. He stays true to his sound and that makes him even more of a true rocker.

Question 33

Name this rockstar!

This guy is "The Boss", apparently. That is the nickname that he has been using for decades now. While he is certainly nowhere near as big as he once was back in the 70s and 80s, he is still around. His music is still out there. Especially the tune "Dancing In The Dark: which featured the beloved Courteney Cox from Friends fame in the music video. This guy also released new music in the past decade with "Radio Nowhere" and that was not a bad song. He stayed very true to his sound while still applying modern music standards to his work.

Question 34

Name this rockstar!

This guy is perhaps one of the best-known guitar players of all time. He is a great guitarist. We would not say that he is the very best, of course, but considering the band he was the lead guitarist of, there is every reason why he should be as popular a rockstar as he is. Leading guitar in Led Zeppelin is a pretty incredible feat, we have to admit and there is all sort of experimentation and hard rocking in that band to play around with. Still out there to this day, this guy even played at the Olympics a few years ago.

Question 35

Name this rockstar!

Well, look at this suave guy. This man has been on the border of being loved and being discarded for a long time but he has still produced some of the most popular rock hits of all time, no matter what people think of him. Sure, people aren't always wanting to listen to "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" but people are fine listening to "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" and "Bat Out Of Hell". This guy has been around for a long time and even has a megamusical featuring his tunes out there now. Not bad.

Question 36

Name this rockstar!

This guy is a very interesting character to say the very least. He started out in the 60s and has been breaking barriers and pushing limits and infuriating people with his voice for that whole time. Sure, he may not be putting out a ton of new music these days but he still plays all over the place. This rockstar hails from the great white north and has often gone to the States to record...and often illegally. This is the guy who wrote the famous song "Rockin' In The Free World" and that has been a rock and roll staple since 1989.

Question 37

Name this band!

No, that one guy on the left is not Will Ferrell, just so everyone knows. This band started out in the 80s, sure, but they were most certainly a much bigger deal throughout the 90s. Especially after they dropped the album Californication. There is something about that album that really hit home with a lot of people. That does not mean that they didn't have hits before that time which still stay with us to this day, but that particular album launched this band far beyond the stardom they had to that point. And now they will always have a place in the rockstar world.

Question 38

Name the lead singer of Led Zeppelin!

Led Zeppelin will forever be one of the greatest rock bands in the entire world. There is just something about their groundbreaking sound and the way in which they went about their rockin' lifestyle that has long been an inspiration for every new generation of rockers since they first hit the airwaves. Sure, they are not all still here with us anymore and that is sad but their music will be with us as long as we as a species remain on this planet, that is a sure thing. We are pretty sure there is nothing that could wipe the memory of Led Zeppelin from our identity.

Question 39

Name this rockstar!

This guy is one of the most famous guitar players in history. This likely has far more to do with his style and his tone than anything else. He has a very unique personality and he also has got a very...interesting guitar face, that is for sure. Do not think that means this guy is not an incredible guitar player as well. It's not just his style. He is also an amazing player who is very well educated and he also has got the ability to be able to say that he started playing with Frank Zappa when he was only 18.

Question 40

Name this band!

Here is a band that probably would fit more int he metal sort of genre than just plain rock but that does not mean that these guys do not know how to rock. This band is something pretty strange, to say the least. Each and every member has their own custom masks that somehow shows off their personality or at least the way in which they want to push their personality. Who would have ever thought that the lead singer of Stone Sour would have a band like this after the fact? They may not be a big thing now but they were huge in the early 00s.

Question 41

Name this band!

This band is one of the most interesting bands out there if for no other reason than the lead singer's voice is so incredibly unique. To be fair, his voice is not the only thing that is incredibly unique about this band. Even just the composition of this band's music is something pretty unique. Look at even just the tune "Knights of Cydonia". That is a song that pretty well made this band in the mid 00s. The song got some much radio play and was featured on so many shows and films that it is pretty unreal. They have had a number of hits since.

Question 42

Name this band!

This band has got to be a giveaway, ultimately, when it comes to just who they are. There is something so incredibly obvious and iconic about this band that we are pretty sure that anyone here who claims to be a rocker but gets this question wrong is really just trying to pose as a rocker but knows pretty well nothing about rock. Sure, these guys might be a little too glam for many rockers out there but they did pretty well make a massive success on nothing but some pretty simple rock songs and a whole lot of makeup and platform boots.

Question 43

Name this rockstar!

This guy is a pretty bizarre rocker, we have to admit. There is something a little too country about him and there is also something that is kind of rap about him. We are pretty sure that this is why he made it so big when he first appeared on the stage in 1990. He found his way into this strange genre that was like country-rap rock and it really made him big part way through the 90s. He is still talked about to this day and he still shows up to play every once in a while but that genre was mostly kept in the 90s.

Question 44

Name this band!

Here is one of the greatest of rock bands out there. They are even still a band, somehow. However, only just recently, the band kicked out their amazing lead guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham. That is not much of a surprise to anyone who knows this band well. In fact, Buckingham left the band years ago as well and both then and now, the band has had to replace him with two guitarists. That's how good and unique he is as a musician. People might know the name Stevie Nicks more than anyone else from that band though. Too bad for Mick Fleetwood.

Question 45

Name this rockstar!

This guy is one hard rocker...or at least he was. We lost this guy not very long ago at all and while this should not have been a surprise to anyone at all, his passing was still a huge hit to the rock and roll world, for sure. His lyrics were always pretty down and often talked about moving on from this world to the next. Some of his lyrics and song titles were pretty clear on that point but people seemed to just enjoy the music without focusing on what was lying underneath all of that. Either way, he made Sound Garden and Audioslave.

Question 46

Name this rockstar!

Here is a guy who made a huge following back in the 80s and he carried that through the 90s and into the 00s. He might not be as big a deal these days when it comes to releasing new music and going out to tour but he does still perform when he is not acting bit parts or taking a romantic lead in some rom-com. Everyone knows this guy's music even if they don't happen to like it. "Always", "Bed Of Roses", "You Give Love A Bad Name", "It's My Life", Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"...these are all songs that will play for decades to come.

Question 47

Name this band!

Here is one of the biggest rock bands that started out back in the 70s. They went for a few years with huge success before the rockstar life got the better of them. After getting sober, they went back out there to make back their money and they made an even greater showing. The lead singer of this band has been a TV judge on those reality TV talent shows for years now and that is not a cheap contract, we're pretty sure. In addition to that, their music has been featured in all manner of films. One of their most famous songs appeared in the film Armageddon.

Question 48

Name this rockstar!

Alright, we know that some people will get up in arms about this one because he does typically seem to shy away from rock and focus more on R&B, 90s-style pop and a whole lot of funk but that being said, there is so much that this guy does that is really rocking, there is just no way that we could honestly not put him up here as a rockstar. Especially with songs like "Uptown Funk" and "Finnesse". Even when he started out with "Just The Way You Are", it was pretty much like any rock ballad, just without the lead guitar.

Question 49

Name this rockstar!

This guy is probably best known for all of the work that he has done with famous director Tim Burton but that does not mean that he can't find time to go out of his way and rock the night away. After all, when he took on the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, he based his whole performance on the lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards. This guy has been playing in bands for longer than he has been acting. Before he took the role of Glen in the very first Elm. St. film, he was already rocking.

Question 50

Name this rockstar!

This guy has been a pretty big deal since the 80s, especially after his role as the vampire David in The Lost Boys. Since then, he has starred in the hit TV show 24, as well as Designated Survivor, among other films and shows. That being said, when he is not on set, he finds time to be on stage or in the studio recording his own solo music. He spans across country music, blues, and rock and while he might not push his music out there as much as his acting business, he still manages to make the list of rockstars.

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