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Hair Bands Not Having a Bad Day

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...5332839&page=1
    By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY
    July 8, 2008

    Much of the hair is gone, but the songs live on.
    Though often maligned in its heyday, the music of '80s and early-'90s hair bands and glam-metal groups has shown surprising resilience.

    Rocklahoma, a five-day festival devoted to the hard rock and heavy metal of that era, begins Wednesday in Pryor, Okla. Bands such as "Warrant", "Ratt", "Triumph" and "Queensryche" are expected to draw about 30,000 people a night.

    Now, thanks to the "Guitar Hero" gaming franchise, a new generation is discovering the virtues of teased hair and flashy guitar solos.

    "About a year ago or so, kids started bringing their "Guitar Hero" controllers for us to sign," says guitarist Erik Turner of "Warrant", whose "Cherry Pie" is part of "Guitar Hero II".

    Though radio pays scant attention to these bands' new music, their early hits are still finding a second act in movies, TV and commercials. Says Turner: "It's nice not only for the pocketbook, but for the perception of the band."

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    Cool.. Some of the new music is very good.. I'm surprised it doesn't get more radio play...

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    Re: Hair Bands Not Having a Bad Day

    2008 has seen releases by Whitesnake, Dokken, and Motley Crue, not to mention Judas Priest. Real rock is not dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a PC thug View Post
    2008 has seen releases by Whitesnake, Dokken, and Motley Crue, not to mention Judas Priest. Real rock is not dead.
    Very true! No matter how much the “critics” and the media want you to believe it is dead!

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    Re: Hair Bands Not Having a Bad Day

    I am happy to see that a lot of the "hair bands" are going on to have successful tours! And I have enjoyed playing songs by Poison, GNR, and Warrant on Guitar Hero - I definitely think that is helping some of the surge in popularity.

    I'm going to see Poison, Sebastian Bach, and Dokken in a few weeks and I am SOOOO excited!
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    Re: Hair Bands Not Having a Bad Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post

    I'm going to see Poison, Sebastian Bach, and Dokken in a few weeks and I am SOOOO excited!
    So am I. Can't wait.

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    Re: Hair Bands Not Having a Bad Day

    Recently seen Def Leppard with support from Whitesnake and they were absolutely amazing,both groups have definitely still got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80smetalfan View Post
    Recently seen Def Leppard with support from Whitesnake and they were absolutely amazing,both groups have definitely still got it
    Long live Def Leppard!

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