Better 80's hair metal band (of these listed):
I think some of the bands listed would cringe if they knew they were being called 80s hair metal bands, just metal, but, not hair metal, i.e. GnR, Scorpions. So Poison wins this category.
Gotta say, I only liked VH up till '84.
What about Metallica?
The Arkansas School for the Deaf mascot? The Leopards!
How were Scorpions hair metal when three of their guys were practically bald on top?
These are all my favorite bands still today!
I have seen all multiple times in the 80's & the music today does not hold a match to their teased hair!
Loved GnR but what about Aerosmith? Also at the time everyone said Bon Jovi was metal.
Aerosmith was more 70's and more blues than metal
Van Halen sets the stage for all the rest to succeed. Def rocks. GNR is a favorite, yet due to constant BS in band, not enough material developed to say they were great. Welcome to the jungle baby....
This goes down to Eddie Van Halen vs Slash for me, and Slash wins.
Oh, how one ego maniac can destroy such a great band! I'm talking to you, Axl Rose!!!!
All those bands are not even in the same league as the Scorpions.
Van Halen isn't considered a hair metal band.
I chose Guns and Roses because I like the name but I have never heard of any of them.
I'm betting you've heard them without even knowing. They are mega famous. Movies play their songs. :)
Never heard of them? Seriously? What kind of music do you listen to?
Mostly Big Band - Miller, Dorsey, etc.
1911? Your year of birth?
Birth year 1940.
1911 - one of my favorites.
Interesting. Wasn't big band a little before your time? I had assumed rock and roll had taken over by the 1950's.
Big band started before I was born. I think it was on the down slope in the 50's when other groups began to become popular. I heard a lot of Big Band in my early years. I guess today it brings back a lot of memories. It is still around the fringes.
Ive only heard of two of them
GnR is a hair band?
Basically the voting goes to the most famous band and the most liked. I don't think hairstyle is really considered for most voters
One in a Million.
Welcome to the Jungle
Hair metal...Meh. I chose quiet riot just because they had Randy Rhodes at one point.
I would have picked "none of the above" had it been an option so I let my wife choose. MrsMoonshot chose Mötley Crüe without hesitation. When I met her in 1992 she still had the '80 hair band hairstyle.
Would have picked Queensryche. But that isn't a choice. Sigh
Nice. Operation Mindcrime rocks.
Queensryche is too deep for this pool.
No it never too deep!
Plus, their new singer rocked it! It was the 80's all over again- QUEENSRYCHE STYLE!
Sorry, there is no such thing as Better in music. Unless we are talking Zappa!
I can only choose one?! I like all of these...
"Love bites...love hurts..."
Def Leppard all the way!
Saw them in Santa Barbara this past spring. They sound exactly the same. It was like I was listening on my phone.
I had to choose between them van halen, def leppard, and gnr. Still pondering this question…
Tough choice between GnR and VH. I'll go for Van Halen for their longevity. But both bands had the best new guitars of the last 20-30 years : Slash and Eddie Van Halen
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What?!? No Megadeth?!?
Or Iron Maiden?!?
Neither of those bands are hair metal
Most are not officially hair metal in my book.
I'm not much of a "hair metal" fan, but Van Halen rocks.
You. Missed Bon jovi
Aw tough one! Had to go w Def Leppard as they had more staying power. Love several of these bands though.
What? Cinderella, but no Skid Row?
Tony, I'm totally kidding!.... :D
I never considered Van Halen a hair band. They actually had talent. Def Leppards first few albums were excellent. GnR could play. Appetite for Destruction was great.
I had picked GunsNRoses till I saw Van Halen. After all I saw them 3 times with DLR
I heard of guns and roses the most. Axel, right? I think they were all too loud and not enough melody, bad lyrics, awful outfits. Other than that....
I picked Poison, but I also love Def Leppard!!!
How I GnR in the lead? They are next to the bottom of my list!
Well that's your list... Some of us love GnR!
I understand that. I'm just surprised with bands like Van Halen & Def Leppard on the list. I didn't know they had such a following. My friends weren't & aren't that into GnR, so I am suprised.
Always a Def Leppard fan, but it's hard to overlook Van Halen. I'm one o' "those", though, that only liked Van Halen with DLR, particularly their first album.
Difficult question, but I always love listening to Def Leppard.
Guns n Roses. Though, I rather like "Rock You Like a Hurricane". (They even play it at all the Hurricanes games :) )
Wish I could vote for more than one, but I am forced to choose, so am going with anything pre-'84 by Van Halen.
BTW - I think a few of these would not be considered "hair bands."
I like your name :)
Not hair metal, actual metal.
What a hard question!
But Eddie VanHalens smile just makes me melt.
Sweet Child o Mine!
Tough! Top 3 are Def Leppard, GnR, and Van Halen.
88 votes and zero for quiet riot (is that even 80s?) or Cinderella.
Mötley!!! Beyond a doubt...Crüe!
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Got my pick