POLL CLOSED! WINNER – ZAKK WYLDE
Just like professional wrestlers, Rock Stars have had their own special “moves” throughout history. It identifies them. It’s their brand, their style, and image. Some might be cheesy or funny, but you can pick out who the rockstar is just by seeing what special stage move they are doing, and that right there is the goddamn point. Nobody remembers the Bass Player that stands in one spot all night, but they sure as hell remember the one that comes out wearing nothing but a tube sock and jumps from side to side like a drunk leprechaun.
Thats why I wanted to see who had the most recognizable, most badass, most original stage move when it came time to Rock! Vote on your favorite stage move and the Rockstar that performs them below in round one.
1. ZAKK WYLDE: THE BADASS STEP TO THE LEFT
You know that stance anywhere. The left foot posted out on top of the stage monitor with the Gibson signature series tucked nicely into the crotch area and held up at damn near 90 degrees. Meanwhile Zakk’s 40 feet of lion mane is swaying back and forth while he performs the hardest part of the move, playing the holy hell out of some solo that only gods/autistic savants/asians should be able to play.
2. ZZ TOP: SYNCHRONIZED AXE TWIRL
These Texas boys patented this move. While many have tried to copy it, there are only 2 dudes in the world that can pull it off with the style of Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill. Look up “cool” in the dictionary and there is a picture of these two nailing your mother.
3. GLEN DANZIG: UNNECESSARY ARM FLEX WHILE SINGING
Probably one of the most recognizable images in Rock. Since the days of Samhain, Glen Danzig has been holding his microphone to the side to show off the guns. He has many variations of it, but all of them scream “Look at these arms! Im Glen fuckin Danzig!”. You can’t blame him. Glen is a manly dude. Don’t believe me? See what happens when you complain about the pile of bricks in his yard.
4. DAVID LEE ROTH: KARATE KICK
He isn’t doing it much now, but back in the Van Halen prime, DLR was Karate kicking like he was high on Cocaine… wait. Ya, no that’s right. He was really high on Cocaine. Anyway this move became a brand of 80s metal music. Everybody starting doing their own variations. The cool thing was, DLR didn’t just hit the stage one day and say “I’m gonna act like I know Martial Arts”, Diamond Dave actually knows a shit-ton of Martial Arts! Now I know what you’re thinking, “Well if you put DLR in the list for high kicking and he knows Martial Arts, then why not put in Kip Winger for doing his twirling thing because he knows Balet?” Fuck no! I’m not doing that. Why would you ask that?!
5. ELVIS AARON PRESLEY: HIP SHAKE
Nobody made as much panty soup as Elvis. At the time, this signature move was thought to be brought on by the devil, and that only made the chicks hornier. When Elvis hit that stage and started gyrating his hips, the screams from girls in the crowd became so loud that you couldn’t hear the band. This might be the oldest rock move on the list, but it was one of the most effective without a doubt.