Happy Daze 24-7 Top 25 Rock Band Tees 2018
Happy Daze 24-7 is pleased to be sharing our first annual Music and rock band Tees top 25 rankings. Music t-shirts have become fashionable and a way to display a person’s taste in music. Music t-shirts are not for everyone, but we at Happy Daze 24-7 think they are! We have picked the 25 most iconic music and rock band t-shirts ever. Wear one of these for instant style.
Top 25 Music Band Tees
1. Metallica Ride The Lightning Rock Band T-Shirt
Metallica one of the greatest heavy metal band of all time was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. Metallica’s unique heavy metal style was eventually branded thrash metal. Metallica’s distinctive version of this thrash metal included fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive showmanship. Ride the Lightning is the second studio album Metallica being released on July 27, 1984. This Metallica Rock Band T-shirt features artwork portraying an electric chair being struck by lightning discharging out from the Metallica logo. In addition, the t-shirt features the album title Ride the Lightning which came from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand.
2. Led Zeppelin Song Remains the Same Rock Band T-Shirt
Led Zeppelin were a rock band formed in London in 1968. The band was made up of Robert Plant lead vocals, Jimmy Page lead guitar, John Paul Jones bassist and keyboards, and John Bonham drums. Most people believe Led Zeppelin’s thick guitar focused sound was the beginning of heavy metal music. The Song Remains the Same movie featured Led Zeppelin in a live performances documentary style. The movie premiered on October 20, 1976 at Cinema I in New York and. This Led Zeppelin rock band t-Shirt is a recreation of the original movie premier t-shirt. It displays the movie tittle, with the times and day of the movie. The best part about the art featuring the iconic Icarus logo.
3. Def Leppard Hysteria 1987 Tour T-Shirt
The Def Leppard 1987 Hysteria World Tour was for their fourth album "Hysteria". This album is Def Leppard’s bestselling album charting 7 songs. This Def Leppard rock band t-shirt displays the iconic Def Leppard text and triangle featuring the word Hysteria at the bottom and a distorted face within the triangle blending into a complex background.
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers Asterisk T-Shirt
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis vocals, Flea, bass guitar, and drummer Chad Smith. The Red Hot Chili Peppers rock band shirt features the Asterisk logo created by Anthony Kiedis in 1984. It is often referred to as the Star of Affinity which stands for chaos. It has also been referred to by fans as the Angels Asshole. This is a must have rock band shirt for any rock fan.
5. David Bowie Aladdin Sane T-Shirt
David Bowie was a singer, song writer and actor whose career stretched over 5 decades. This David Bowie rock music shirt displays the cover art from his sixth studio album Aladdin Sane. The album name is a play on words meaning "A Lad Insane". The cover features David Bowie as his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
6. Guns n Roses Appetite Tour 1988 T-Shirt
Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction Tour was a concert tour to promote their debut album Appetite for Destruction. This album is the all-time 11th bestselling album of all time in the United States. This Guns N Roses rock band shirt displays the skull of Duff McKaganone one of the 5 iconic band member skulls from the album cover art. The back of the shirt displays the famous “You know where you are? You're in the jungle baby; you're gonna die!” lyric from the song Welcome to the Jungle the first song on the album.
7. Grateful Dead Space Your Face Tie-Dye T-Shirt
The Grateful Dead was a rock band whose music style ranged from rock, psychedelia, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, and space rock. They are known for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams and huge following of fans called “Deadheads”. This Grateful shirt is a two sided traditional rainbow tie dye. The front of this Grateful Dead band shirt displays the classic Steal Your Face logo with an image of space instead of the traditional lightning bolt and the words “Space Your Face below it. The back brilliantly displays the worlds Grateful Dead in psychedelic letting with a triangle of bones and an image of space in the middle. We think this shirt is magnificent and a must have.
8. Pearl Jam Alive Stickman T-Shirt
Pearl Jam is an alternative rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Pearl Jam was one of the main bands during the early 1990s grunge movement. The original band members included Eddie Vedder singing lead vocals, Mike McCready playing lead guitar, Stone Gossard guitar, and Jeff Ament bass guitar. This Pearl Jam rock band t-shirt features the classic Pearl Jam stick man from the Alive single. The back of this t-shirt displays the names of the songs on the album Ten.
9. Black Sabbath Henry T-Shirt
Black Sabbath was a rock band who is often mentioned as the creators of heavy metal music. This Black Sabbath rock band shirt features the band’s name Black Sabbath and Henry the flying. Henry the flying demon has been the bands long standing mascot and some think it might be an angel. Henry has become one of the most popular band mascots in the world.
10. Elvis Presley Mug Shot T-Shirt
Elvis Presley was an American singer and actor. He is considered a Rock and Roll cultural icon and known to many as the “King of Rock and Roll” or just “The King”. Elvis Presley was involved in a Memphis gas station fight on October 18, 1956. He was arrested on an assault and disorderly conduct. This Elvis Presley music shirt displays Elvis Presley’s one and only mug shot from the now famous 1956 gas station brawl.
11. AC/DC Hells Bells
AC/DC Hells Bells "Hells Bells" is the first song on AC/DC’s 7th studio album Back in Black. This is the first album without Bon Scott the original lead singer of AC/DC who died earlier in the year. His replacement was Brian Johnson. "Hells Bells" also appears on Who Made Who, AC/DC's 1986 soundtrack to the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive. We like this AC/DC rock band t-shirt because it includes the classic AC/DC lettering and the words Hells Bells layered over a giant bell ringing out.
12. Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Prism T-Shirt
Pink Floyd is an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They are most known for the psychedelic style music and extravagant live shows. Pink Floyd is one of the most popular bands of all time. This Pink Floyd rock music shirt displays Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon Album cover. The image of a prism emerging from a triangle symbolizes "thought and ambition” and is partially a homage to Pink Floyds light shows.
13. Bob Marley Singing T-Shirt
Bob Marley the legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and pop culture icon is best known for blending reggae, ska and rocksteady in his music. This Bob Marley music t-shirt blends bright colors highlighting his iconic Rastafarian style and his famous singing pose.
14. Iron Maiden Book Of Souls Close Up T-Shirt
Iron Maiden is known as the one of the most popular heavy metal bands of all time. They have played over 2000 live shows throughout their history. This Iron Maiden rock band shirt features the cover art from Book of Souls Iron Maiden’s sixteenth album. Eddie, also known as Eddie the head is featured with the text Book of Souls beneath him.
15. Pantera Kicks Everyone's Ass T-Shirt
Pantera was a heavy metal band formed in Arlington, Texas, in 1981. The original group members included Terry Glaze singing lead vocals, Vinnie Paul playing drums, and Dimebag Darrell playing guitar. Pantera started out as a glam rock band, but later changing to a heavier sound and replaced Terry Glaze with Phil Anselmo in 1986. This move catapulted them into the main stream music world. This Pantera rock band t-shirt is a simple text shirt that communicates the attitude in Pantera’s music.
16. Aerosmith North American Pump Tour 1990 T-Shirt
Aerosmith North American Pump Tour 1990 was one of their most successful tours and albums. The Pump Album is certified 7x Platinum charting 4 top 40 songs. This Aerosmith rock band two sided replica tour concert t-shirt is a must have. The front includes Aerosmith’s Pump album cover image with the winged logo in purple and a black and white photo of a smaller International K Series truck on top of a larger International KB Series truck. The back includes the cities and dates for the tour.
17. Rolling Stones Tongue Logo T-Shirt
The Rolling Stones are a rock band formed in 1962 in London, England. The Rolling Stones have had a few member changes over the years. Most notably is the founder Brian jones who was asked to leave the band in 1969 and died a month later having drowned in his pool while on drugs. The current band members include Mick Jagger lead vocals, Keith Richards guitar & backing vocals, Bill Wyman bass guitar, Ian Stewart piano, and Charlie Watts drums. This Rolling Stones rock band t-shirt features the bands long running Tongue and Lip logo. The Tongue and Lip logo was designed by John Pasche in 1969. This logo is so iconic there is no need to print the band’s name on the shirt. Fans and non-fans know what it means.
18. Journey Evolution 79 Tour T-Shirt
The band Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973. Journey was formed by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The Evolution album is the fifth studio album by Journey originally released in April 1979. The album at the time was the band's most successful album charting at #20 on the Billboard 200 and selling three million copies in the US. This Journey rock band t-shirt is a non-authentic replica of the 1979 Evolution tour tee. It displays the cover art from the Evolution album created by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse. Alton Kelly is famous for designing the wings on all the Journey cover albums. On the back there is a list of the tour destinations and dates. The evolution album might not be the best Journey album but it is certainly one of the most recognizable.
19. KISS Face of the Demon T-Shirt by Stephen Fishwick
KISS is an American rock band who originated in New York City in 1973. The band was formed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Gene Simmons who played bass and lead vocals is the most recognizable member. KISS is known for painting their faces during performances. KISS’s live shows featured elaborate pyrotechnics, fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, and levitating drum kits. This KISS rock band t-shirt features the original and most well-known KISS logo. The logo was designed by lead guitar player Ace Frehley who came up with the iconic logo making the “SS” look like lightning bolts. The KISS logo is one of the most popular logos of all time. This shirt features both the iconic logo and Gene Simmons famous tongue. Designed by famous artist Stephen Fishwick.
20. Five Finger Death Punch Game Over T-Shirt
Five Finger Death Punch also known as FFDP or 5FDP is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. This Five Finger Death Punch rock band t-shirt displays the bands iconic Skull Pilot along the bands brass knuckle 5FDP logo on both sides. This is a must have for any Five Finger Death Punch fan.
21. Misfits Red Skull Logo T-Shirt
Misfits are an American punk rock band frequently accepted as the originators of the horror punk subgenre. This style of punk rock blends punk and other musical influences with horror movie themes and images. This Misfits music shirt features the Misfits famous logo the Fiend Skull. The Fiend skull has become a pop culture essential.
22. Sublime 40 oz to Freedom T-Shirt
Sublime was an American ska punk band formed in 1988 in Long Beach, California. The band was made up of Bradley Nowell lead vocals and guitar, Eric Wilson basss guitar, and Bud Gaugh on drums. Sublime released 3 albums. This Sublime music t-shirt features the cover art for Sublime’s second album 40oz to Freedom. The drawing of a depressed sun tripping out on itself was created by Opie Ortiz a tattoo artist and close friend of Sublime. The Sublime sun has become a symbol of a troublemaking, drug using, and anti-authoritarian attitude.
23. STYX Grand Illusion T-Shirt
Styx is a rock band formed in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. This Styx rock band t-shirt contains the Grand Illusion cover art from he bands 7th album. The art was created by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. The cover art is a tribute to the Le Blanc-Seing painting by René Magritte. In addition, to the cover art the bands iconic logo is displayed at the top. This is a must have for any 80’s rock fan.
24. John Lennon New York Black T-Shirt
John Lennon was one of the founding members of The Beatles one of the most successful music bands of all time. This John Lennon music t-shirt displays John Lennon wearing the iconic New York City shirt from Bob Gruen's famous 1974 shoot. Bob purchased the shirt from a street vendor before the shoot. No collection is complete with out this John Lennon New York t-shirt.
25. Jimi Hendrix T-Shirt By Stephen Fishwick