High school is awkward. It doesn’t matter if you’re the most popular kid in school or the class nerd, no one is really safe from the embarrassment that seems to naturally coincide with your teenage years. Hell, even some of the most famous rock stars had their questionable moments. Luckily, the people over at Metal Sucks have found photographic evidence of this and gifted us all by compiling the hilarious (and often cringe-worthy) yearbook photos of some of heavy metal’s biggest rock gods. So next time you strike out with a lady, just find solace in the fact that even Gene Simmons—who claims to have slept with over 1,000 women—probably wasn’t getting laid in high school either.