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View Poll Results: Best Hair Metal Singer?
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
26
41.27%
Vince Neil (Crue)
6
9.52%
Brett Michaels (Poison)
5
7.94%
Jani Lane (Warrant)
1
1.59%
Axl Rose (GNR)
7
11.11%
Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi)
6
9.52%
Tom Kiefer (Cinderella)
1
1.59%
Lita Ford (Solo Artist)
0
0%
Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)
1
1.59%
Other (please state in post)
10
15.87%
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Best "Hair Metal" Singer

Old 10-19-06, 10:28 AM
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Best "Hair Metal" Singer

I am listening to some Skid Row this morning, and was reminded how good of a singer Sebastian Bach was in his day. So who else in your opinion were among the greatest of the hair metal singers?

Poll attached, and can be revised per suggestion.
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Blackie Lawless
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Band?
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The best singer up there is Axl Rose..I wouldn't call him "hair metal"...i voted for Bret Michaels
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Bach easily.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Band?
Sorry. W.A.S.P.
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Would Queensryche be considered "Hair Metal"? If so, Geoff gets my vote.

And deserves a place on the poll in place of Slaughter
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easy - vince neil...half these guys ripped him off completely..
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
Would Queensryche be considered "Hair Metal"? If so, Geoff gets my vote.

And deserves a place on the poll in place of Slaughter
He's an incredible singer. But I think Queensryche is just outside of the hair metal years. And good for them.
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
Would Queensryche be considered "Hair Metal"? If so, Geoff gets my vote.

And deserves a place on the poll in place of Slaughter
Yeah, I thought Dream Theater and Queensryche, so it would be James Labrie and Geoff Tate respectively.

If they don't count, since they don't embody that "Hair Metal" stigma, I'd have to go with Bach. Leagues above everyone else talent-wise. Don't think so? Pick up Frameshift: Absence of Empathy. He is at the top of his game there. Too bad he got in a pissing match with the creator/musician because it is one of the best albums of the last decade. I would have loved to have seen future collaborations between the two.
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Wikipedia told me that they would qualify.

"Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s in the United States. It was a dominant genre in popular rock music throughout the 1980s and early 1990s."
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Bach has done some work on Broadway as well.. He does have a pretty incredible voice.
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Of that list, Bach gets my vote, too.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
Wikipedia told me that they would qualify.

"Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s in the United States. It was a dominant genre in popular rock music throughout the 1980s and early 1990s."
I asked the mods to change Lita to Geoff Tate. Feel free to vote him.
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I really don't see how Queensryche can be considered glam in any way.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Band?
If you don't know what band Blackie Lawlwss is from, then you should not be allowed to start such a thread.


For me, I say Don Dokken.
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
I really don't see how Queensryche can be considered glam in any way.

Rage For Order, released in 1986, introduced a much more polished look and sound for Queensr˙che. The album featured keyboards as prominently as guitars, and the group adopted an image more closely associated with glam rock or glam metal than with heavy metal.

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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
Rage For Order, released in 1986, introduced a much more polished look and sound for Queensr˙che. The album featured keyboards as prominently as guitars, and the group adopted an image more closely associated with glam rock or glam metal than with heavy metal.

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But there is nothing glam-sounding about that album. It's just pure metal.
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were they glam posers?
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were they glam posers?
I think just a bad choice for an album picture. The whole album art had kind of a gothic feel and I think the pic was trying to reflect that.
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Does my man Ronnie James count?
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Does my man Ronnie James count?
You decide. Does his music fit the description of

G(ay) L.A. M(etal)
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You decide. Does his music fit the description of

G(ay) L.A. M(etal)
Nope, he's more of a B(aldin') A(nd) R(ockin') D(warf).





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Originally Posted by freshticles
easy - vince neil...half these guys ripped him off completely..
For me Vince Neil was a David Lee Roth rip-off.
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Wait...when did it become glam metal? I thought it was hair metal?

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