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10 Photos of Rock Gods With… Other People

Freddie Mercury and Darth Vader
Freddie Mercury and Darth Vader
Houston, TX, 1981: Freddie Mercury on Darth Vader’s shoulders — no helmet jokes please. Photo by Tom Callins, modernrocksgallery.com

You may have seen the picture of Freddie Mercury perched on Darth Vader’s shoulders before — it’s a popular one here on the internets. It was snapped by rock photographer Tom Callins at a concert in Houston in 1980, and you can learn more about it at the Onion AV Club. (You can also buy a print of it from Austin’s Modern Rocks Gallery).

So that was the time Freddie met Darth. But what about the time Axl met Bowie? Or the time KISS met Tupac? Or the time Colonel Sanders met Alice Cooper? Have you seen those Kodak moments of epic celebrity meetings as well? If not, feast your eyes:

Axl Rose and David Bowie
Axl Rose and David Bowie

Pictures from the cool RidingEasy Records Instagram account were the original inspiration for this post; then we happened upon Awesome People Hanging Out Together and that was all she wrote.

Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol
Drew Barrymore and Billy Idol
Drew Barrymore and Billy Idol
Freddie Mercury and Darth Vader
Freddie Mercury and Darth Vader
Jimmy Page and William S. Burroughs
Jimmy Page and William S. Burroughs
Kiss and Tupac Shakur
Kiss and Tupac Shakur
Lemmy and Steven Tyler
Lemmy and Steven Tyler
Colonel Sanders and Alice Cooper
Colonel Sanders (the real one) and Alice Cooper
Run-DMC and Weird Al Yankovic
Run-DMC and Weird Al Yankovic
Tony Iommi and Eddie Van Halen
Tony Iommi and Eddie Van Halen

BONUS: Maybe there’s not a certified “rock god” in this picture, but it’s a damn good picture nonetheless:

Pee Wee Herman with Mr. T and Darren Robinson of the Fat Boys
Pee Wee Herman with Mr. T and Darren Robinson of the Fat Boys

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