Hair Metal

Interviews

Ex Hex's New Album 'It's Real' Is a Nostalgia Trip Towards the Future

We speak to frontperson Mary Timony about the Washington D.C. band's ambitious second project.
Lauren O'Neill
3.25.19
Music

The Notorious Documentary That Accidentally Killed Hair Metal

Remembering Penelope Spheeris' 'Decline of Western Civilization Part II' 30 years after its release.
Karen Corday
6.19.18
Interviews

This Heavy Metal Singer Became a Lawyer Fighting Sexism in Music

Hellion's Ann Boleyn has had a career in metal that's taken her from working with Dio to getting a law degree. Now she wants to help shape the next generation.
Micco Caporale
4.9.18
Interview

At the End of the World with Nikki Sixx

A day with one of the founding members of the legendary hair metal band, Mötley Crüe.
Annalise Domenighini
1.24.17
Gaming

How Sonic the Hedgehog Kept Glam Rock Alive After Its Grungy Demise

SEGA's series turned to some of the Sunset Strip's finest to bring rock 'n' roll theatricality to its Dreamcast soundtracks.
Andy McDonald
6.23.16
Music

Why Twisted Sister Actually Matters

Known today mostly as a one-hit wonder and a rock history footnote from the hair metal era, Twisted Sister's story of slow rise and rapid fall shows how fleeting fame can be.
Tony Rettman
6.20.16
Op-Eds

What I Learned Growing Up as a Very Serious Fan of The Darkness

“The song, ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’ has changed my life. I am now a full on rocker!” read my diary on 20th September, 2003.
Angus Harrison
2.20.16
Music

Sebastian Bach Charged People $175 to Attend His Wedding Reception, and It Was Worth Every Penny

Does $175 add up to the going rate for an adequate Kiss cover band, a Sebastian Bach meet-and-greet, and admission to a San Jose rock club on an off Saturday night? I'm not sure, but I'll tell you what it does get you: a front row ticket to history.
David Thorpe
8.26.15
Stuff

Phil Varone Had Three Mother-Daughter Threesomes on One Poison Tour

We spoke to the former Skid Row drummer about groupies and his new swinger porn career.
Ezra Marcus
7.12.14
Stuff

Mandana Towhidy Tells Us About the Hair Metal Days of 'Arcadia'

"Los Angeles was totally different back then. You could literally get into a bar if you were 12 years old as long as your skirt was short enough and you had some janky sort of ID to show the bouncer at the door. It was that easy."
Christina Catherine Martinez
8.23.12
The Photo Issue 2006

Sucking Her Love

Angela Boatwright and I went to the same high school in Columbus, Ohio. Actually it was this half-day career center downtown where we learned photography, and we went there different years. So we never met. But when I did finally meet her, she would...
Patrick O'Dell
7.1.06
Music

Dr. Feelbad

"Everybody knows life is just bitches and money."
J Bennett
12.1.00