Sprang up in LA (and at the same time
Finland) in the early eighties as a backlash against punk, which
many people believed
was quickly selling out. The most famous hair metal
band was (and still is) Motley Crue, who really kicked it all off. Influences of hair metal
include Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and many other hard
rock acts of the 70's. Is actually completely different to 'poodle rock'