7 Badass Ginger Rock Stars (With Souls)

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Thanks to “South Park” and this YouTube video, gingers have taken a real social beating in the last few years. There’s no real justification for it, let’s be honest, but that’s not going to stop kids from being kids. The gene that causes red hair and fair skin is actually a genetic mutation, but just because your genes are mildly mutated doesn’t mean that you lack a soul. If you happen to be a young ginger and you’re taking a lot of flack from the kids at school, just remember this: It gets better. A lifetime of sunburns and ridicule can make you an amazing musician. We’ve got seven examples to prove it right here. This is just a short list of young gingers who grew up to be rock stars…

Dave Mustaine

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has a soul. It’s dark, and from it has come some seriously face-melting metal. Staying inside to avoid the harsh sunlight of California gave Dave plenty of time to learn how to shred.

Simply Red (Mick Hucknall)

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Talk about owning your redheadedness. Mick Hucknall of the popular group Simply Red is a ginger WHO NAMED HIS BAND SIMPLY RED. Throwing up a lightly freckled middle finger at the haters.

Tori Amos

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Tori Amos is a sexy, brooding, proud piano-playing redheaded woman. Her talent is undeniable and weird chicks love singing her songs at karaoke. If we had to pick between the two overly emotional piano-savvy musicians from the early 2000s (Tori Amos and Fiona Apple), we’d go with Tori, mostly because of the red hair, but also because Fiona looks like she could be a downer.

Neko Case

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Neko Case has had a successful music career on her own and with The New Pornographers. She’s got plenty of indy cred, as should any ginger rock musician. Brace yourselves for it, within the next 10 years a wave of ginger indie rock is coming your way. Gingers are the new punks.

Josh Homme

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Best known as frontman for Queens of the Stone AgeJosh Homme is also a founding member of Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures. He’s the angriest-looking ginger we’ve seen since the kid in that viral video. We’d love to crack more jokes about him, but he’s not afraid to fight.

Axl Rose

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Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is of the ginger persuasion. We dare you to make fun of him for it.

Shirley Manson

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Shirley Manson is the lead singer of the mid ’90s rock group Garbage. Proof yet again that staying inside to avoid the sun can help you develop talent and personality.

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