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  • Marky Mark, shirtless, pants-dropping, early 90's white rapper extraordinaire. He was the face (er, torso) of Calvin Klein for a while, eventually became an Oscar nominated actor — What?!?
  • Usher, notably in "Confessions Part 2", where he takes his shirt off towards the end of the video.
  • 50 Cent.
  • Akon
  • Early on, Rick Allen of Def Leppard would play his drums wearing only a pair of Union Jack shorts. After losing his left arm in a car accident and learning to play again with an electronic drum kit, he had to begin wearing a shirt to keep the sweat from damaging the electronics.
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  • LL Cool J.
  • Manowar [1]
  • Joe Loeffler from the band Chevelle has apparently never done a video with a shirt on.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers... constantly.
  • Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine in the video for "Moves Like Jagger".
  • Most, if not all Boy Bands, to some extent. One of the most famous examples is "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by Backstreet Boys, which is just basically them shirtless and singing in the rain.
  • David Gahan of Depeche Mode
  • Eminem
  • Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad regularly ripped his shirt off during concerts, or didn't even bother wearing one back in the 70's.
  • Brandon Boyd of Incubus. The video for "Drive" is especially notable for its many low-angle shots of his abs.
  • A good number of rock drummers, as flailing one's limbs is far easier without fabric. Those who do wear shirts generally don't wear anything longer than t-shirts. Averted with Jazz drummers more often than not due to the different technique.
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  • ZP Theart, formerly of DragonForce, often goes shirtless onstage.
  • Bobby Blitz of Overkill is frequently seen shirtless on stage, and for an old man, he's absolutely ripped.
    • Ditto for Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche, who likes to go onstage in a leather jacket with no shirt underneath.
  • Freddie Mercury in the 80s. In the "Radio Ga-Ga" music video, all he wears on his upper body are some red ribbons.
    • In '70s concerts, he rocked scoop-neck leotards: the scooped necklines went all the way down to his navel.
      • Paul Stanley of Kiss also wore outfits like that in the 70s.
  • Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello tends to go shirtless at all of their concerts.
  • Angus Young of AC/DC regularly strips down to just a pair of shorts during concerts.
  • Country singer Kenny Chesney appears without a shirt in his music videos and his bus and billboard advertisements.
  • Henry Rollins of Black Flag as a young man, and still today.
  • In video the for his one-hit wonder "Rico Suave", Gerardo didn't wear a shirt.
    • He din't wear one in the video for "Latin Till I Die (Oye Como Va)" either.
  • The video for "Connection" by Elastica shows the band being surrounded by naked male models.
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  • The video for her debut single "What Made You Say That?" has Shania Twain frolicking on the beach with a barechested, musclebound love interest.
  • Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame regularly appeared without a shirt.
  • Gorillaz' 2D went topless in the "Dirty Harry" music video, and Murdoc wanders around shirtless a lot of the time. It's debatable whether either or both of them are Fanservice or Fan Disservice, though ...
    • The was certainly Fan Disservice to be had for the old "Rock The House" music video, with Murdoc sporting some serious skin and not-so-serious physique.
      • The aforementioned video also featured him batting away projectiles via groin-thrust.
  • The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Sting spends some time bare-chested in the video for 'Don't Stand So Close To Me'. While there's two different 'sets' (classroom, random romping area), the shirtless scene is during a classroom segment.
  • Gackt's YFC tour has him pulling off his tie then ripping off the white sleeveless shirt. Then resumes to go shirtless for the rest of the concert. Why? Does it really matter?
  • The first guy's shirt is totally unbuttoned in the video for "As If" by Sara Evans
  • The video for "As Long As You Belong to Me" by Holly Dunn.
  • The men in the video for "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John
  • The video for "Hangin' In" by Tanya Tucker.
  • The video for "Indian Disco" by Jasmine.
  • From Australia's Got Talent: Dylan Yeandle while singing this cover version of "Sex Bomb" by Tom Jones.
  • Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses was known to do this quite often in earlier years.
  • Robert Plant. So much Robert Plant.
  • Sid Vicious rarely "performed" with a shirt on.
  • Ensiferum—or, to be more precise, Petri Lindroos, Markus Toivonen and Sami Hinkka. It's most common during live shows, but they get their tops off in the video for 'In My Sword I Trust'.
  • Everybody in Megadeth in the video "Holy Wars" an several times during live concerts back in the '90s.
  • S Club 7's video for "Natural" featured the group on an island with each of the three boys showering using a waterfall.
  • Trent Reznor in the videos for Nine Inch Nails' 'Sin' and 'Closer', both featuring some sort of bondage as well.


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