Happy Fourth of July!

Whether you're spending the day at a barbecue, working or just kicking back and relaxing, it's always fun to show a little American spirit on this day. We've compiled a gallery of some of the biggest names in rock and metal showing American pride onstage or through fashion.

Axl Rose probably comes to mind thanks to his American flag spandex he frequently wore onstage. Other artists who often exude American pride are Five Finger Death Punch, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ted Nugent.

These artists may or may not be outward about their political views, and they may not actually consider themselves patriotic. But for the sake of celebrating America, here are 18 patriotic pictures of rock and metal artists.

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