As it turns out, even the most effortlessly cool musicians - the ones you had up on your bedroom wall, and whose hair and clothes you tried and failed to pull off - had something of a rough puberty.
Once you become a household name, you can head into the attic and destroy all photographic evidence that you were ever a teenager - but there's one photo you can't get rid of. Because it was sent out to everyone you went to school with. Here's 16 musician's brilliant yearbook photos.
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain Year Book Photo pic.twitter.com/7SaAUuygl7— IG: PromoMusikIndie (@Promosi_Indie) May 14, 2015
Iggy Azalea (FKA Amethyst Kelly)
GWEN STEFANI'S HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR YEARBOOK PHOTO pic.twitter.com/QeXBolH2— Alex Youngblood (@KATYCATSAREUS) October 20, 2012
Marilyn Manson (FKA Brian Warner)
This was Marilyn Manson in his yearbook picture. pic.twitter.com/Xsa6hyhNb7— Joy Of Satan (@JoyOfSatan_666) June 4, 2013
kanye west yearbook picture got him looking like the deez nuts dude pic.twitter.com/bncUldkXmC— #TG Teridax OTF (@Teridax) April 21, 2016
She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel yearbook photo :3 pic.twitter.com/YITaTUPG86— Supertramp (@frankenburton) September 12, 2013
John Mayer got his yearbook photo taken. Will you? Portraits start next week! 10am-2pm by the Bookstore. pic.twitter.com/IRFEfPOPat— Tower Yearbook (@NorthwestTower) September 21, 2015
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler Aerosmith year book photo pic.twitter.com/YCtqVffZSn— IG: PromoMusikIndie (@Promosi_Indie) May 14, 2015
Eminem's yearbook picture. pic.twitter.com/NdPMlCiz4Q— No F#@king Way! (@FactsStatsPlus) November 25, 2015