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Glam metal, also known as hair metal, is a metal sub-genre that gained popularity in the late 70's and early 80's. Influenced by 70's glam rock, shock rock, and hard rock bands like sweet, KISS, ac/dc, aerosmith, slade, david bowie, alice cooper, etc... Glam metal style included teased-up hair, leather, accessories, etc... The music included distorted guitar riffs, sing-a-long anthems, hard-hitting drums, and guitar solos, etc... The glam metal style was more about the lifestyle than the music even though the music played a HUGE part of it. It all started on the LA sunset strip.. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and formerly of Metallica used to say glam stood for "Gay LA Metal". It was very popular throughout the late 70's, the 80's, and very briefly in the early 90's.. The 90's hit glam metal like a freight train.. Nirvana's "Nevermind" album hit big along with other grunge bands Pearl jam, alice in chains, etc.. The glam metal genre was unpopular in the early 90's through the mid 90's until around 1997 some hair bands got back together and the genre was popular again.. Since '97 glam metal has remained underground, but still has a lot of great glam metal bands today.
Some popular 80's Hair bands include: Motley Crue, KISS, Poison, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Scorpions, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Skid Row, Van Halen, Tesla, Stryper, Warrant, LA Guns, Night Ranger, Nitro, Great White, etc...

Some new glam metal bands include: Crashdiet, Dirty Penny, Steel Panther, Hardcore Superstar, etc.....
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The Nussy, or the โ€œnose pussyโ€, if you will, was discovered during the corona virus pandemic of 2020. People that had to be tested for Covid-19 had to have their nose swabbed right where the brain connects, which often led to people rolling back their eyes and gagging.

A nose-swab-fetish developed from this, because we, as humans, ruin everything.
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Glam Metal aka Hair Metal is an 80's style of Rock music consisting of charismic bands with Big hair and large ego's.
Though the 80's have past, there are still big Glam bands such as

Poison, KISS, Tigertailz, Van Halen.

These bands make us Hair metal fans proud.
"Alright, the next one i wanna dedicate to every here tonight. The next time youre walking down the road and someone gives you shit, You all got two middle fingers. You just turn 'round and tell them "Fuck You. I can fight dirty too" - Tigertailz (Welsh Glam Metal band)
by Sting Madison November 23, 2007
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Hard rock originating from LA. Defined by bands wearing excessive ammounts of clothing with teased hair. Associated with the phrase 'sex, drugs and rock n roll'.

Got more action then every hater of the genre will ever get.
by Time Consumer June 10, 2008
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The greatest genre of music ever! A lot of people have been giving this genre shit saying it's "not metal." Those losers are only judging a book by its cover and not listening to the music itself. Some kick ass guitarists who are heavily underrated for being part of the scene are: C.C DeVille, Vito Bratta, Richie Sambora, Tracii Guns, Joey Allen, Reb Beach, George Lynch, Nuno Bettencourt, Mick Mars, Oz Fox, Ronni Le Tekro, Vinnie Vincent, even Slash! I could go on forever. And there are some awesome vocalists like Sebastian Bach, Michael Matijevic, David Coverdale, Bret Michaels, etc.

On a side note: what the hell does everyone have against Poison? Just because they wore makeup, they are gay? Just because Bret Michaels is an amazing singer, he is effeminate? Just because they were mainstream with hits like "Nothin But a Good Time" (my favorite song), "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", "Talk Dirty to Me", "Unskinny Bop", etc, they are crap sellouts? People should just appreciate the music for the music itself. Value what a guitar legend C.C. DeVille was and still is. Maybe people are just jealous because they have never gotten laid before.

Furthermore, I think people are coming of as huge hypocrites when they say they hate glam metal but think Van Halen Guns N Roses and Def Leppard are metal gods.
Some great Glam Metal Bands: Poison, White Lion, Motley Crue, Skid Row, Winger, Warrant, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Ratt, Dokken, Extreme Firehouse, Steelheart, Faster Pussycat, W.A.S.P., Van Halen, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Quiet Riot, LA Guns, Twisted Sister, Bulletboys, Britny Fox, Europe, Whitesnake, TNT, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Danger Danger, Enuff Z'Nuff, Great White, Trixter, Roxx Gang, Slaughter, Pretty Boy Floyd, Kix, Tesla, Stryper, Vixen, and Autograph. Kiss, Aerosmith, and Alice Cooper are NOT glam metal.
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The best music of all fucking time. Beats the shit out of Nu metal, emo, pop, and other crap out there.
Tesla, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, Vixen, Tigertailz, Motley crue, and Poison are great glam metal bands
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Classified by its catchy, uplifting, headbanging, sing-along choruses and melodic hypersonic guitar solos, Glam Metal had the most talented musicians in metal. Glam metal songs have stood the test of time and age like fine wine. Contrary to thrashers and grungers, glam metal is not gay. Glam musicians sex with more women than both thrash metal and grunge combined!! Those genres were just jealous because they couldn't get any. Glam metal musicians have pushed guitar solos beyond what was humanly possible even for today's standards. Go listen to George Lynch, Reb Beach, Michael Angelo Batio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kee Marcello, Warren DeMartini, Chris Holmes, Mick Mars, Steve Vai, Adrian Vandenberg and that's not even half of the virtuosos, I could keep going on forever! No one can deny the talent of these musicians. David Coverdale, the lead singer of Whitesnake, is said to have the greatest voice in the history of rock n' roll (Still listen to "Still of the Night" by Whitensake and you'll what I mean). In short, as Joe Perry put it: "Glam/hair metal is American Rock N' Roll taken to the extreme." So show some respect...
Dokken, Ratt, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Europe, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Poison, Bon Jovi, L.A. Guns, Cinderella, Winger

Grunge person (All alone, depressed, smells like grease and crap): We don't play guitar solos, those are stupid

Glam Metal Musician (Surrounded by hot blonde groupies with huge tits): No, its not that you don't play them, its cause you can't play them!! hahahahahah!! Loser!!! Hahahahah!!!
by Gunsnroses118 February 01, 2009
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