Singer Miley Cyrus' managers tried to stop her heavily tattooed brother Trace from signing on as her musical guest during a 2009 concert tour - because they didn't like the way he looked.
The rocker's former band Metro Station opened for the Hannah Montana star on her North American tour three years ago, but Trace confesses the trek didn't go as smoothly as he planned.
He tells OrangeCounty.com, "People don't expect me to make pop music. Even on the tour with Miley, her managers and people on her label didn't even want us (there). Not because of our music but because of the way I looked. That bothers me more than anything.
"Some of the most successful artists are the weirdest ones - look at Lady Gaga. I've done shows with her and she's amazing. When people first meet me, they think I'm going to be a mean guy or something. I guess I just need to prove that you can't judge a book by its cover."