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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

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5. Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum

Technically, Soul Asylum wasn't a grunge band. But the guys in this band sure bunny-hopped onto the back of the genre to achieve their most successful sales period -- and who could blame them? We loved scruffy Dave because even though he always looked like he smelled like a thrift store, he was all wide-eyed and pouty-mouthed and slightly dopey angst. Plus he dated Winona Ryder, which is a sure-fire way of proving that you're cool. His scene in Reality Bites still pleases us greatly to this day.

4. James Iha, Smashing Pumpkins


In the midst of The Billy Corgan show, it always seemed easier for the other three quarters of Smashing Pumpkins to try and blend into the background and stay eternally mute -- so part of Iha's appeal is his mystery, his silence, his ... holy crap, would you look at those lips? Iha's pretty, okay? Pretty, pretty, pretty -- you just might not have noticed because of the bald primadonna at the front.

3. Chris Cornell, Soundgarden


With flowing locks blowing in the wind and hairless chest muscles on display for all to see, Chris Cornell, in his younger days, proved that sometimes, Three Musketeers facial hair can work -- and on occasion, pairing shorts with massive boots isn't all bad. The video for "Jesus Christ Pose" was, and remains, mesmerizing. And it's all thanks to Cornell screaming in the desert. Yum.

2. Kurt Cobain


It's easy to remember Kurt as looking like a wounded man-child, so frequently was he photographed with his boyish features curled up into a frown. The fact of the matter is, however, Cobain was a classically handsome cutie with a strong jawline, beautiful blue eyes, and perfectly proportioned features. We bet he would've aged really nicely as well. We still miss you, Kurt -- you and your luscious little face.
1. Eddie Vedder


Oh, go on with those cheekbones, would you? Mr. Vedder is an enigmatic package, but he's a perfectly chiseled one, which means that we can sit and marvel at his strong views and ethics while also salivating over his unique, but eternally handsome visage. And, while men don't get more perfect than Ten-era Eddie, by God, the man has aged fabulously, unlike some members of Pearl Jam (*cough -- Stone Gossard -- *cough*). It's worth going to watch Pearl Jam Twenty this weekend just for extra footage of his face.

See also: The Top 10 Hottest Women in Grunge

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