Hat Style: Outlaw serial killer

It's not too hard to find someone in the music biz who'll wear a cowboy hat ... but try and find someone who'll wear one that looks like it's been backed over by forklift a few times. Props to Al for alternating between the "riff-tastic black leather" and "Toby Keith stole my image" (see above) looks.


Hat Style: Hip-hop Scandinavian

Flav's only been rocking the viking helmet in recent years, but it's a vast improvement over the sideways caps and Burger King crowns. A testament to Flav's enduring staying power, Chuck D wishes he'd thought of this first.


Hat Style: Bob Marley dreadlock-tucker

Pearl Jam's long-time bass player (seen here with Eddie "Where am shirt go?" Vedder) has shorn his locks and gone respectable, but we miss the early '90s when he proudly rocked this poofy number. Those bracelets had to go, though.


Hat Style: Abe Lincoln with goofy goggles

The Blondes' lone hit "What's Up?" may be an easy punchline 15 years after it hit the airwaves, but frontwoman Perry's Bohemian Steampunk chapeau was original enough to land the band a cameo at the end of "Wayne's World 2." And that is how we measure success.


Hat Style: Mint julep politician

Lucky Wilbury himself rocked this hat of near-sombrero proportions at the AFI's recent Michael Douglas televised tribute, where he warbled his way through the Oscar-winning "Things Have Change" from "Wonder Boys." Rumor has it Kirk Douglas had flashbacks to his "Spartacus" days and tried to ride a chariot around the brim.


Hat Style: Mad Hatter with a mullet

Speaking of Wilburys, Dylan's former comrade-in-rock went the Lewis Carroll route for 1985's "Don't Come Around Here No More" video. The burgundy top hat was badass, but Petty earned some harsh criticism for cutting up a screaming "Alice cake" in the clip. Chalk that up to a fine hookah that made its way to the set.


Hat Style: The Slash

The man of many bands has refused to change his appearance (or age, for that matter) in the last 20-plus years, and we admire a dude who can stick to his guns (so to speak). We're even willing to forgive those Slash's Snakepit albums.