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Is a bunch of bullshit. Repetitive and watered down rock n' roll from the mid to late 80's.

Hair "metal" "musicians" consisted of young bratty slackers that dressed in drag and pitifully lacked in musical talent and creativity; these so called "musicians" really weren't musicians at all, rather they were not in it for the music; but for the money, women, drugs, rockstar image and fame that came along with it. In truth these slackers couldn't give two turds for the music they created, the only reason being these slackers joined rock bands was to follow the popular trend and become famous, sleeping there way to the top without any real effort.

see also: glam metal, arena rock
Wouldn't it be funny? Like, wouldn't it be absolutely fucking hilarious, if like, some former famous Hair metalhead happend to stumble upon this website, look up "hair metal" and blush in embarrassment at all the definitions bashing hair metal, knowing that they were once a part of all that shit?
by not found [Error 404] August 10, 2007
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Quite possibly the most terrible genre of music on Earth, excluding gospel. Hair metal usually features band members dressed as homosexuals, annoying shrill vocals, and downright stupid lyrics.
Hey, do you listen to hair metal?

No dude, I'm not a shithead.
by LiamShart December 20, 2006
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a music genre that ruined the name of good old classic rock leading to other genres such as metal,pop rockalso stealing and ruining the name of good old classic rock. go watch the movie almost famous.
-dude i saw these two guys with long hair in tight pants yelling.
- those are hair metal fans lets go kick their asses
by jim morrison rules October 09, 2006
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A type of anti-music that became popular in the 1980's and officially died in 1991.

Typical characteristics:

*Women's makeup worn on faces

*Tight, colorful clothing

*Loud, repetive drumbeats

*Guitar has a whiny sound

*High-pitched vocals

*Extreme emphasis on appearance

*Meaningless lyrics about alcoholism, promiscuity, and occasionally substance abuse.

Hair metal is essentially reinvented pop. Whereas metal in the 1960's and 1970's was about various subjects such as politics or personal experiences, hair metal was about hedonism. Hair Metal was the spearhead of teenybopper movement, which was at it's strongest during the 1980's. Were it not for MTV and a legion of gullable fans, hair metal would have never grown into the music-destroying fungus that gave metal a bad name. As it became more synonymous with metal, true metal musicians founded what became known as the trash metal movement, which was shot down in it's initial stages and would re-merge after the death of grunge, which in of itself was a stab at hair metal.
Hair metal is an easy target for anyone with homophobia. Ironically, fans of hair metal are unable to criticize grunge without calling it homosexual.
by SonicSucks October 17, 2009
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All you hair-metal haters can suck ass, because people actually had talent in hair metal bands!

For instance, Motley Crue KICKED ASS. Motley Crue sounded the EXACT SAME on stage as they did on their cds-THATS MOTHERFUCKIN TALENT

They sang about all emotions, mostley happiness, while grunge didn`t have half as creative tunes as they did.

Good thing Vh1 is bringing the 80`s back, if not, I`d go insane
Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Poison, Warrant, should I go on?
by Adrienne the Axl Fan January 17, 2005
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A great genre. Defined by high pitched yet melodious screams, happy go lucky lifestyle and lyrics, etc. And of course the hair....and spray and lipstick etc.
Few things to get straight however
1. Guns N' Roses are not hair metal....even thought htey are a great band. Just because they have long hair does not make them hair metal. If thats how you define it we start to get bands like the Allman Brothers Band being hair metal.Neither are they heavy metal. Thats much harder and mostly crappy music exept for a few great bands (Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, and best of all: etc.) Theyre straight up hard rock.
2. GRUNGE DID NOT FUCKING KILL HAIR METAL!! Holy fucking shit....no one of any influence likes grunge anyway so how the hell could they kill hair metal????? MT fucking V and the rest of the mainstream media stopped playing them......most generally considered guns n' roses to be hair metal so they got all offended at songs like "one in a million".....WHICH DOESNT HAVE THAT BAD LYRICS OMFG!!!!! oh maybe he says the n-word once...try listening to some of the fucking rap that the mainstream media is playing now eh??? He brings up some good arguments but he does step over the line once or twice or five times....but NOT THAT FAR OVER!!!
Grunge kids call Hair Metal fans arrogant and self - centered and theyre the ones whining about their problems all the time to us...would you rather go through life happy or sad??take the right turn and get yasself some fuckin motley crue, skid row, ratt, whitesnake, scorpions, etc.
by METAL HEALTH! September 06, 2005
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Dictionhousen,slamma,Seattle Man can all eat fn sh*t.. hair metal is the best type of music, and always will be. they sang about being happy, instead of grunge, who sang about how much they wanted to die and how depressed they were. its fn lame. and their look was entertaining if you didnt get it. just wanted to say how dumb you were, later->
top 5 fav bands. 1. def leppard 2. styx 3. firehouse 4. bon jovi 5. white lion
by Con December 31, 2003
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