Scientists love metal, it's a fact. With the metal gods guiding his way, Brent E. Hendrixson, Ph.D. discovered a new species of tarantula in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. After Hendrixson uncovered the spider, he put down his guitar and wiped off his corpse paint, held the tarantula to the sky and let out a mighty roar. From that moment on, the species would be forever known as Aphonopelma Davemustainei, after Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.
If the famed zombie apocalypse were to happen, it's obvious that rock and metal's finest musicians would be among the most dangerous. Being starstruck certainly wouldn't help as you attempt to run for your life, and those brave enough to ask for an autograph would most likely end up as brunch for the undead.
For a long time, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has sported one of metal's most celebrated beards. Once predominantly black, these days Ian has taken a more natural approach to the beard, allowing some gray into the mix. Ian's beard deserves a prominent spot in some sort of Rock and Roll Facial Hair Hall of Fame next to James Hetfield's goat-like chin-plant and Kerry King's whimsical bristles.