Quiz: How Well Do You Remember These Hair Bands?
How Well Do You Remember These Hair Bands?
By: Ian Fortey
Image: Capitol Records

About This Quiz

Picture it.  A screaming crowd.  A smoke machine. A veritable cornucopia of leather pants, candy-colored guitars and enough hairspray to bug-bomb a hotel.  That's hair metal, man!  These are the bands that stormed to the front of rock and roll at the end of the 1970s and all through the 1980s.  They helped truly define the rock star image of a hard-partying bad boy with suspect fashion sense and no regard for rules of polite behavior.  

Now the real question is do you know hair bands like you think you know hair bands?  Can you listen to the opening chords of a rock ballad and know right away if it's Whitesnake or White Lion?   If you take this quiz, are you going to rock it like a hurricane or will you be livin' on a prayer by the time it's all over?  Can you channel your inner Poison and root out every single Def Leppard hit?  it's going to take a true hair rock aficionado to pull this one off.  But if you think you're up to the task, then you better best out your eyeshadow and teased bangs and prove.  Take the quiz and go down in hair metal history!

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