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History Of Hair Band Rock (Glam Metal)


Glam metal (also known as hair metal) is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States. It was a dominant genre in popular rock music throughout the 1980s and briefly in the early 1990s, combining the flamboyance of glam rock (mostly those related to band image) with the power-chord musical stylings of heavy metal.

The genre is also...

Greatest 80's Rock Hair Bands Of All Time


The 1980's were a decade of unprecedented decadence. Wall Street was booming, cocaine was the chic drug of choice, and L.A.'s notorious Glam Metal scene was in full swing on the Sunset Strip. Ruling that scene were the heavy hitting hair bands.

There is always a debate on which 80's hair band was the greatest of all time and much of that is dependent on what factors and criteria each...

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