When it comes to rock and roll, nobody really cares how tall you are, because the music is all that really matters. But some of these rockers are so tall, some of them probably could’ve played professional basketball. Let’s just be thankful that they aren’t ballin’ and instead are rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’.
1. Zakk Wylde
Guitarist Zakk Wylde is a rockin’ 6’2. For many years, he was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne before starting his own trio, Pride & Glory, in 1994 . Unfortunately, his time with the band was short, unlike Wylde himself. Wylde went on form Black Label Society, releasing nine LPs to date, as well as hits like “Concrete Jungle” and “Parade of the Dead.” All we want to know is what Sonic Brew he drank to make him go to six foot two!
2. Tommy Lee
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee comes in at 6’ 2½” tall. At his height, we’re not sure why he needed the half inch. His height not only makes him the tallest member of the band, but along with his gangly physique, it also earned him the nickname T-Bone. Even though you don’t need to be tall to rock, his long arms probably make drumming easier, especially during his famous 360 degree drum solo.
3. Billy Corgan
Just a little taller than our previous rocker, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan rolls in at 6’3. The singer, guitarist and songwriter can’t be missed, not just because of his height but because of his rockin’ alternative style. Though we think it’s cool that the Smashing Pumpkins frontman is measures up at 75 inches tall, we do wonder if Corgan’s height ever made him feel like a “Freak.”
4. Sebastian Bach
At 6’4”, Sebastian Bach is the second tallest rocker on the list. The former Skid Row frontman is a pretty tall guy and has probably never had a problem reaching the top shelf, although his neck might hurt a bit from looking down at his fans cheering from the pit at his concerts. No matter what, we’re just happy to hear that this towering rocker has started work on a brand new solo LP.
5. Krist Novoselic
Krist Novoselic is one rocker who probably never missed the height requirement for a roller coaster ride. The Nirvana bassist and co-founder is our tallest rocker, measuring in at a grand 6’7”. Talk about tall! But “Nevermind” all that, Krist, because Nirvana fans just want you to “Come as You Are.”
*All references are taken from IMDB or YouTube clips.