His bass playing and songwriting helped give birth to one of the biggest bands in the history of heavy metal. Can you recognize him from this yearbook photo?

We'll give you a couple of brief clues. In addition to his innovative playing style and impressive practice schedule, this future music legend was known for his, shall we say, unique fashion sense. His life was tragically cut short over two decades ago, but the impact of the music he helped create only continues to grow with each passing day.

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