Top 10 Reasons to Hate Hair/Glam Metal


The Top Ten

1 It Isn't Metal

Worst metal subgenre
Along with nu metal deathcore and metalcore

"Everything that isn't metal is automatically bad". Not that I'm defending glam, I hate what it was, but it's done. Grunge killed it. I don't see why people still complain. There were a few good glam bands in the beginning of the genre (Dokken, W.A.S.P., The first few Ratt albums, Motley Crue, definitely Leppard, Europe, Krokus, etc.). But afterwards, it became mainstream crap (Poison, Warrant, Winger, Whitesnake, Pretty Boy Floyd). The only good one out of those later bands was Skid Row. But it is over now. Calm down. - Caleb9000

I love 80s glam/hair metal but it annoys me when people call it metal. It’s hard rock dudes

Glam is really just hard rock, they should just call it Glam Rock. People who listen to Motley Crue and Poison that call themselves metalheads are not real metalheads, if they heard Slayer, they would be scared. - ryanrimmel

2 Every Song is the Same


^Every Glam song ever - ryanrimmel

3 The Outfits

This is the only thing everybody can agree on, the stereotypical costumes glam artists wore were simply ridiculous. However, back then many artists wore feminine clothes, tights, makeup, and of course had long hair. That went for all pop artists in the 80s, really. It was the stage fashion, as simple as that.

I'm not one who cares about someone's clothes, but what is this? They have skin tight pants and suits, makeup, weird colors, and they expose their stomach more than a freshman in high school. And to top it off, that hair that looks like a hairball. - ryanrimmel

Please, please YouTube 'Bruce Dickinson Hosting Headbangers Ball' - May 1988 (make sure the video is uploaded by 667Heavy).
You won't be sorry!
Haha - enjoy Bruce Dickinson's outfit. LOL - such a parody! - Metal_Treasure

Please, please YouTube 'Bruce Dickinson Hosting Headbangers Ball' - May 1988 (make sure the video is uploaded by 667Heavy).

You won't be sorry!

Haha - enjoy Bruce Dickinson's outfit. LOL - such a parody! - Metal_Treasure

4 It's Feminine

Blatant Sexism. - Caleb9000

Every Glam musician looks like a chick, and they all have chick names like Nikki and Razzle. - ryanrimmel

5 The Hair

Why does every Glam musician have long hair that looks like a girls hair? - ryanrimmel

6 It Gives Real Metal a Bad Name

People don't give Thrash or any other subgenre a chance because they assume it's the same thing as Glam - ryanrimmel

"Glam reduced Metal to caricature, drawing on a shallow combination of pop cliché and sophomoric sexual pandering for its inspiration." (Sam Dunn, in Metal Evolution, documentary) - Metal_Treasure

7 The Music Isn't Good

Why? I love Glam Metal/ Rock and I like a lot of stuff? In my humble opinion, I think Glam is great! - MusicalPony

I love Motley Crue and Skid Row, and I'll listen to definitely Leppard on occasion, but other than that, it's one big trainwreck. - ryanrimmel

Not every glam band sucked, there were some goods about glam (Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Skid Row, Quiet Riot, Ratt) and some bads about it (Stryper, Poison, Warrant, Extreme, Mr. Big, Bon Jovi)

8 It's Mainstream Garbage

This is the main thing I have against glam metal. The point of rock is to rebel and stick it to the man, if you commercialize your music, doesn’t that take away some part of the rock.

Basically take hard rock and pop and mix them together.

HARD ROCK + POP = GLAM - ryanrimmel

This is very insightful, Ryan. Yes, this is the formula! - Metal_Treasure

9 It's Chick Music

Back when Glam was popular, only girls were attracted to bands like Poison, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, etc. Motley Crue, definitely Leppard, and Skid Row were the only ones that were popular to men. - ryanrimmel

Blatant sexism. - Caleb9000

It's called chick music because if you went to one of their concerts chicks would be everywhere. If you looked like a rocker then all those girls would love ya!
When did having sex with hot chicks become uncool?
I'm starting to think its not the glam rockers that are uncool. It's all the haters that are uncool!
The 1980's was a wild and fun decade.
A big party!
The 1990's was like the parents coming home early and ruining the party.

10 They pay more attention to outfits, hair and makeup than to music

True metal is exactly the opposite case. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Girl Names

-Nikki Sixx
-Lexxi Foxx
-Stacey Blades
-Lizzy Borden

These are all names of MEN in glam bands. They want to be women I guess - ryanrimmel

12 Jealousy

Elitist thrashers and whiny grunge fans just mad that glam metal guys take all the hot chicks from them...while looking like hot chicks themselves!

13 The Vocals
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List StatsCreated 4 Mar 2015
Updated 2 Oct 2016

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Top Remixes

1. It Isn't Metal
2. It Gives Real Metal a Bad Name
3. It's Mainstream Garbage
1. It Isn't Metal
2. The Outfits
3. It's Feminine


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