Contact Us
Make My Homepage

80s ‘Hair Metal Bands’ That Are Still Doin’ It [VIDEOS]

Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In album cover

Who are these chicks you ask? Well they are actually the dudes from Poison. Honestly, I’m not really a fan of the term hair metal or glam rock.

I understand those are generally the two terms used to describe these metal bands that have a pop-leaning sound to their music and a sometimes a different look (as you can clearly see in the photo.) How about…….”arena rock with make-up”? Either way, the music is disposable to some but enjoyable to others.

Music styles come and go with trends and fads. The decline of “hair metal” began in the late 80’s. By the early 90’s, a new genre arrived that was dubbed as grunge. Maybe you’ve heard someone say ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ killed hair metal. There’s is some truth to that. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains, who actually got booed while on stage at The Civic Center in ’91, opening for Van Halen.

After some of these bands broke up and walked away with their make-up running down their faces, there were a few that stayed somewhat prevalent. Not sure if you recall, but Bon Jovi went from one of the biggest rock bands in the world in the late 80’s to having virtually no success at all in the 90’s.

Def Leppard ended up being a different story. What was it about Def Leppard that kept them alive during the 90’s? Granted they weren’t selling records in the volume of Hysteria but still managed to have hugely successful tours and hit singles. The wave has since been somewhat revived and here are some fairly recent videos of bands that are still doin’ it.

Motley Crue performing “Kickstart My Heart.” Portland, Maine. 2009

Subscribe to 94.3 WCYY on

Cinderella performing “Nobody’s Fool.” Columbus, Ohio. 2012

Subscribe to 94.3 WCYY on

Def Leppard performing “Photograph.” Las Vegas. 2013

Subscribe to 94.3 WCYY on


Best of WCYY

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 94.3 WCYY quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 94.3 WCYY contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.