If I'm not mistaken, the origins of this tradition can be traced to QBLH from a few years back.
Is there an article that discusses how Hessian was used to refer to "metalheads," and who used it? It's not a common term at all...
Great Britain hired German hussars among their Hessian mercenaries for service in the American War of Independence.European (but not British) hussars traditionally wore long moustaches (but no beards) and long hair, with two plaits hanging in front of the ears as well as a larger queue at the back. They often retained the queue, which used to be common to all soldiers, after other regiments had dispensed with it and adopted short hair.http://en.allexperts.com/e/h/hu/hussar.htm
Fuck you pal, fucking African-American.