Rock-A-Likes: Grohl, Kiedis and More Strike Familiar Rock Poses

July 13, 2009 5:27 PM ET

When compared to the rest of society, rock stars are a pretty unusual bunch, with their leather pants and combustible undergarments. But though big names often think of themselves as unique as a snowflake, our photo editor has captured their essential similarity ... to other rock stars. Check out our new gallery Rock-A-Likes to see Dave Grohl inadvertently channeling John Bonham, Justin Timberlake finding his inner Layne Staley, Karen O striking a Steve Perry pose, Josh Homme getting his Elvis on, and many more. Leave suggestions for future Rock-A-Likes in the comments, too.

Rock-A-Likes: Dave Grohl, Anthony Kiedis and Other Rockers Strike Familiar Poses

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