Readers' Poll: Best Beards in Rock

Jerry Garcia, Rick Rubin and more vie for the top honor

Scott Ian, Jerry Garcia, and Rick Rubin
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Scott Ian, Jerry Garcia, and Rick Rubin

This week's Readers' Poll examines a curious little subculture in the music world: beards. They've have given some artists an identity (Jerry Garcia's ever-present face mane, for example) and allowed others to update their look (like George Harrison's mercurial image throughout the '70s and '80s).

From the meticulous to the wildly unkempt, take a look below at what readers chose as the best beards in music history...

Readers' Poll: Best Beards in Rock