Take a close look at this fuzzy yearbook pic. Recognize that face?

Born in London in 1965, this future guitar god moved to Los Angeles at the age of five, where he would pick up the one-word nickname he is still known by to this day. In 1985 he would join the band that would make him a household name, a group that would release the best-selling U.S. debut album of all time in 1987 and quickly earn the moniker "Most Dangerous Band in the World."

Their second proper studio full-length, split into two albums, dropped in Sept. 1991, and debuted at No. 1 and 2 on the charts. A lengthy tour followed, but by 1993 he had played his last show with the band, and three years later announced he had officially left. Since then, he's played in various side projects, performed solo and even formed a short-lived supergroup, all the while constantly being asked if his original band will ever reunite. Many are wondering if that might happen when that group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring.


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