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Glam metal

genre of heavy metal music

Glam metal (also known as hair metal, sleaze metal[1] and pop metal) is a hard rock/heavy metal subgenre. It combines punk rock with pop music. It became popular in the 1970s and 1980s.[2] But it became less popular in the 1990s. This was because grunge music was getting more popular.[3]


Some bands of this genre include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Steven Blush, American hair metal (Los Angeles: Feral House, 2006), p. 8
  2. Philip Auslander, Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006), p. 232
  3. Olivia Forman (30 July 2014). "Watch Beastie Boys' Mike D Praise the Influence of Grunge". Spin. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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