Classic Rock Face Masks: Buying Guide
Rock band face masks are the latest craze in facial coverings.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Music fans are notoriously a resourceful and creative bunch; just think of all the homemade apparel you’ve seen at concerts over the years.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, states are either requiring or strongly suggesting that people wear masks when they're out in public. And while there are plenty of tutorials on how to make your own at home, purchasing masks is also a viable option.
Masks are also becoming a fashion statement. The New York Times noted that the while COVID-19 has brought the safety accessory mainstream, designers in China and Paris already had runway models in masks dating back to 2014.
Most masks aren’t the high-end fashion variety, but rather handmade goods. In many ways, the rock-band mask has become the new tour T-shirt, allowing people to display their fandom in style. Etsy is overrun with various types of band-related face masks, though the site cautions that "Items sold on Etsy, such as masks and hand sanitizers, aren't medical-grade. Etsy sellers cannot make medical or health claims."
Those concerned about purchasing a homemade product may feel better with one of the many face masks on sale directly via artists' websites. Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Billy Idol and Queen are just some of the many acts to release their own official face masks.
It should also be noted that masks are designed as part of an overall safety plan during the pandemic. While their use helps curtail the spread of COVID-19, masks are not a replacement for other safety measures, such as proper hygiene and social distancing.
Below we've collected some of the rock 'n' roll face masks we’ve seen online.
Where to purchase:
AC/DC Face Mask: Etsy
Alice Cooper Masks: Alicecooper.com
Beatles Face Mask: Etsy
Beatles "Hey Jude" Face Mask: Etsy
Black Sabbath Face Mask: Etsy
Bon Jovi Face Mask: Etsy
Boston Face Mask: Merchbar.com
David Bowie Neck Gaiter: Etsy
Def Leppard Face Masks: Defleppardshop.com
Def Leppard Neck Gaiter: Etsy
Fleetwood Mac Face Mask: Etsy
Foreigner Face Mask: Foreigneronline.com
Peter Frampton Face Masks: Frampton.com
Genesis Face Masks: Genesis.shop.musictoday.com
Grateful Dead Face Mask: Etsy
Guns N' Roses Face Masks: Gnrmerch.com
Guns N' Roses Logo Face Mask: Etsy
Jimi Hendrix Neck Gaiter: Etsy
Billy Idol Face Masks: Billyidolstore.com
Janis Joplin Face Masks: Janisjoplin.com
Judas Priest Face Masks: Shopjudaspriest.com
Iron Maiden Masks: Ironmaiden.com (requires fanclub membership)
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind Face Mask: Etsy
Kiss Face Mask: Etsy
Led Zeppelin "Swan Song" Face Mask: Etsy
John Lennon "Gimme Some Truth" Face Mask: Johnlennon.com
John Lennon "Imagine" Face Mask: Etsy
Metallica Face Masks: Etsy
Moody Blues Face Masks: Moodybluestoday.com
Motorhead Face Mask: Etsy
Nirvana Face Masks: Nirvana.com
Ozzy Osbourne Face Masks: Ozzy.com
Pantera Face Masks: Panterastore.com
Pink Floyd Face Masks: Pinkfloyd.com
Tom Petty "Wildflowers" Lyric Face Mask: Etsy
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Face Mask: Etsy
Queen Face Masks: Queenonlinestore.com
Queen "Who Wants to Live Forever" Face Mask: Etsy
REO Speedwagon Face Mask: Reospeedwagon.com
Rolling Stones Black Face Mask: Therollingstonesshop.com
Rolling Stones Face Mask: Etsy
Rush Face Mask: Rushbackstage.com
Santana Face Mask: Santana.com
Stone Temple Pilots Face Masks: Stonetemplepilots.com
Van Halen Face Masks: Vanhalenstore.com
The Who Target Face Mask: TheWho.com
The Who Face Mask: Etsy
Woodstock Face Mask: Etsy
ZZ Top Face Mask: ZZtop.com