18 Things You Didn’t Know About Hair Metal

The amazing sound of hair metal has never been bigger! Or at least that’s what the producers of Rock of Ages are hoping as the Tom Cruise movie gears up to open this Friday. The stage play has been a hit on Broadway, but it hasn’t exactly been playing to the intellectual elite. Rock of Ages will have to appeal to the ordinary folks who hopefully still want to hear film stars playing hits made famous by Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, and more. The genre’s a joke to a lot of people, but still a guilty pleasure to others. Now here’s a quick primer on the historically important hair metal figures, along with some of the lesser lights whose hair deserved more time in the spotlight. Read, learn, and–most importantly–rock!



  1. Nope says:

    Half of this stuff is just wrong. Firstly I reprimand your use of the iron lord font for the cover, as Iron maiden are not "hair metal". And hair metal isn't even recognized as real metal to us metalheads. It's ok, but it's more pop than metal. Secondly, Ronnie James Dio isn't metal either, far from it. Neither is rob halford. Its kinda offensive to lump real metal with "hair metal".

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