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21 Emo Dudes From The 2000s That Look So Different Now





The emo music genre has its roots in the ’80s, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that emo broke into mainstream culture. Numerous emo bands, who brought us their own brand of brooding, confessional music, were signed to major record labels. They not only promoted the music but they also embodied emo fashion and lifestyle.

Unfortunately, the hype didn’t last very long. Soon enough, well-loved emo bands either broke up or changed direction. The emo dudes below ditched the eyeliner for a different look. What do you think? Yay or nay?

1. Davey Havok from AFI

We’re loving the current hair.

2. Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy

Those highlights weren’t very flattering anyway.

3. Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco

Who else is digging his dapper style?

4. Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional

Aw, we miss those long sideburns!

5. William Beckett from The Academy Is

The dude still loves scarves.

6. Andrew McMahon from Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate

The preppy look suits him.

7. Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy

The fedora hat works better, don’t you think?

8. Ryan Cabrera

Yep, that porcupine hair had to go.

9. Tyson Ritter from All American Rejects

He still looks hot AF.

10. Bert McCracken from The Used

We’re not so sure about the yellow nail polish.

11. Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria

Big hair then. Bigger hair now.

12. Forrest Kline from Hellogoodbye

The facial hair is a nice touch.

13. Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie

Why, hello there, Current Ben!

14. Sonny Moore (AKA Skrillex) from From First To Last

Yeah, the side part is better.

15. Pierre Bouvier from Simple Plan

Are we seeing a Mark Wahlberg lookalike?

16. Benji And Joel Madden from Good Charlotte

Loved them then. Love them now.

17. Quinn Allman from The Used

Where did the long locks go?

18. Kenny Vasoli from The Starting Line

His more defined curls deserve a thumbs up.

19. Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday

We can barely recognize him now!

20. Jordan Pundik from New Found Glory

We wonder what happened to the ear piercing.

21. Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance

So glad he’s looking healthier these days.

Which of these emo guys do you think are looking great right now? Tell us in the comments!

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