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6 Rockstars over 6 Feet

25 Apr, 2010 Entertainment
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Height isn’t usually a major factor in the rock star equation, however, these rockers break the 6 foot mark and then some. Step aside you lil’ midget wannabees and watch out for nuts hitting your face when you get dunked on.

Let’s start this shit off.

#1

Peter Steele - 6 feet 6 inches. Petrus T. Ratajczyk (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010), better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Before joining Type O Negative, he played for the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore.

As the frontman for Type O Negative, Steele was known for his vampiric looks, rich bass-baritone vocals, and a dark, often self-deprecating sense of humor.[4][5] His lyrics were often intensely personal, dealing with subjects including love, loss and addiction.

#2

Sebastion Bah - 6 Feet 5 Inches. Born Sebastian Philip Bierk, on April 3, 1968 is a Canadian heavy metal singer, best known as ex-frontman of Skid Row. Bach was invited to join Skid Row in 1987 at the age of 18 when guitarist Dave Sabo heard him sing at famed rock photographer Mark Weiss’ wedding. Sabo sent him a videotape of the band playing, and Bach subsequently joined the band. After enjoying commercial success as lead singer of Skid Row, Bach was eventually fired in 1996.

#3


Ric Ocasek - 6 feet 4 inches- Born Richard T Otcasekon March 23, 1949 is an American of Czech heritage, musician, and music producer. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Bowling Green State University. He is the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Cars. He has been a producer for several other groups including Weezer, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Nada Surf, No Doubt, Guided by Voices, Bran Van 3000, and Suicide.

The Cars split in 1988, and he disappeared from the public eye for a couple of years, resurfacing in 1990 with Fireball Zone. One track, “Rockaway”, enjoyed a brief stay on the charts.

#4

George Roger Waters - Six feet 3 inches - Born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey is an English rock musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He is best known as one of the founding members, bass player, co-lead vocalist, lyricist and the primary songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd.

Following his departure from Pink Floyd in 1984 Waters began a solo career, releasing three studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (1984), Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), and 1992′s Amused to Death. In 1990 Waters staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall - Live in Berlin on the vacant terrain between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.

#5

Billy Corgan - 6 feet 3 inches. Born William Patrick “Billy” Corgan, Jr. on March 17, 1967 is the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan started playing shows around Chicago, Illinois with guitarist James Iha, and a drum machine. The project quickly gained steam with the recruiting of Jimmy Chamberlin, a successful local jazz / polka drummer. In 3 years, The Smashing Pumpkins had completely transformed themselves into a major label success. Strong album sales and arena rock tours pushed the band to a point, where, in 1997 Jimmy Chamberlin was fired for his involvement in touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin’s fatal drug overdose.

Along with keeping The Smashing Pumpkins alive, Corgan has released a solo album, a collection of poetry, written and produced for bands such as Hole, and also been credited for his work on several movie soundtracks. After touring with several replacement drummers and recording an album with electronic drums and guest drummers, Corgan reformed The Smashing Pumpkins with Chamberlin in 2006. They released an album followed by a mostly sold-out tour and DVD, but Chamberlin departed the band in March 2009, leaving Corgan as the only original member. The Smashing Pumpkins held open auditions for a new drummer in 2009 and after over 1,000 applicants, Mike Byrne was chosen to work on the next installment of Smashing Pumpkins songs, which have already begun being released on the band’s official website free of charge. He maintains a strong grass-roots following and is known to have direct communication with his fans.

#6

Joey Ramone 6 feet 3 inches (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001), born as Jeffry Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and songwriter best known for his work in the punk rock group The Ramones. Joey Ramone’s image, voice and tenure as frontman of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon.

The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group. Formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, in 1974, all of the band members adopted stage names ending with “Ramone”, though none of them were actually related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played their final show and then disbanded. A little more than eight years after the breakup, the band’s three founding members - Joey, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone died.

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  1. You forgot Josh Homme…He's 6'-4", and Queens of the Stone Age are awesome.

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