Rock Stars Wearing Baseball Caps
The baseball cap has been a fashion accessory for celebrities and average Joes alike for the past several decades. It’s an easy way to dress down a look or to hide out from paparazzi thanks to the cap’s long brim. It’s also a fun way to show your allegiance to a particular city or team, especially if you don’t feel like doing your hair. Here’s a look at some rock stars sporting baseball caps, some more fashionably than others.
Travis Barker from Blink-182 can be seen frequently wearing a cap, most often modified, with the bill bent upwards.
Trying to find a photo of Tom Morello without his ball cap on might make you want to Rage Against the Machine.
Fred Durst’s career with Limp Bizkit faded away as quickly as his hairline, but he’ll forever be associated with the red cap he sported during their heyday.
Somewhere up in rocker heaven, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell has a serious collection of baseball caps.
Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is another guy that you almost never see without a baseball cap on his head. Or maybe that’s just how Will Ferrell disguises himself when he feels like playing drums.
Nothing goes with a one-piece bedazzled jumper like an orange trucker-style baseball cap. Just ask the King of Rock & Roll.
If the Hollywood Stars were a real baseball team, Little Richard would be their catcher.
Finally, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones found an accessory for his head that de-emphasizes his lips.
Little Steven is usually the one member of Springsteen’s E Street band that gets to wear something on his head in public. Unless the boss feels like doing it too.
Neil Young likes his baseball caps like he likes his guitar solos: Classic and just a little fucked up.
John Fogerty may be one of rock & roll’s greatest songwriters, but there’s some bad fashion on the rise in this shot for sure.
What, you didn’t expect Elton John to just wear a normal ball cap did you?
Here’s Billy Joel in a New York Mets state of mind.
Hey look, it’s Neil Diamond on a baseball diamond.
Paul Simon may know of 50 ways to leave a lover, but there’s only way for him to sport a Yankees cap.
Let’s not forget Paul Simon’s one-time partner Art Garfunkel. OK fine, let’s.
You may be aware of David Crosby’s 1995 liver transplant, but you probably didn’t know the hospital threw in a free ball cap that day too. Let’s hope the new liver is fairing better than this hat.
After all those years in the sun, you can’t blame three-fifths of The Beach Boys for trading in their surfboards for ball caps.
A lot of people remember when Dylan went electric. Fewer remember when he went capped, which coincided with his stint in The Traveling Wilburys.
Speaking of the Wilburys, Tom Petty may have sung “you don’t have to live like a refugee,” but he proved he can dress like one from time to time.
Ron Asheton of The Stooges, seen here with Dave Grohl, was voted one of Rolling Stone’s greatest guitarists of all-time. He did not fair as well in a similar poll about fashion.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top tops his head with an Astros cap.
David Lee Roth may be reuniting with Van Halen, but he won’t be reuniting with his hair anytime soon, which likely explains this fashion faux pas.
James Hetfield of Metallica re-wrote the lyrics to the band’s first ballad after his bandmates rejected his original title: “Fade to Black Hat.”
The yellow stuff on the bill of Gene Simmons’ hat isn’t part of the design, its his dried boogers.
It’s hard to know if Axl Rose sported this hat ironically after his feud with the famous grunge band or if he actually liked their songs at one point.
He later sported a baseball cap over his bandana in Guns N’ Roses’ video for “Patience,” a concept fans got used to while waiting for “Chinese Democracy” to be released.
Though Slash usually sports a black top hat, when he sends it out for dry cleaning he has to occasionally gig with a black ball cap instead.
Joey Belladonna from Anthrax made his INJUN hat famous in the ’80s.
Kid Rock’s tank top choice says Rasta surfer while his hat choice says white trash.
This is Meatloaf. One of out of three ain’t bad.
Tommy used to work on the docks. He also used to wear a baseball cap like the one that Jon Bon Jovi is sporting below.
Little known fact: Bret Michaels is bald and the long blonde hair you see is actually sewn into the back of the bandanas and baseball hats he wears.
Tommy Lee’s wiener is so big he can actually wear that hat on it when its not on top of his head.
Geddy Lee of Rush plays “YYZ” in his C-A-P.
George Michael likes giving New Yorkers “yankees” as much as he likes the New York Yankees.
Here we see Madonna at Free Baby Day, which happens annually at Yankee Stadium.
Awe, it’s Morrissey in a baseball cap. Adorbs.
U2’s Bono still hasn’t found what he’s looking for. At least we hope he hasn’t.
When he wants to appear even more casual than in the black beanie he’s usually seen wearing, The Edge puts on a patterned ball cap.
After the births of Apple and Moses, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin of Coldplay decided they would name their next child Ball Cap Martin.
“It’s the end of the world as we know it,” sings Michael Stipe on one of the band’s biggest hits. “And I feel like wearing a baseball cap.”
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins covers his pumpkin will an ill-fitting cap.
Trying not to draw attention to herself, Avril Lavigne wears the biggest, loudest baseball cap she can find.
Before he was in Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz was the Dodgers’ bat boy.
Even a stylish baseball cap from punk rock supergroup OFF! can’t make Anthony Kiedis’ of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ mustache more palatable.
Guess what number Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam wears on his baseball uniform: 10!