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Best Glam Rock Bands/Artists

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Not to be confused with it's music genre cousin, glam metal, glam rock is one the best and most exciting branches of rock music. Glam rock bands generally featured flamboyant frontmen and outrageous, over-the-top clothes and sonically, they combined traditional rock music with the avant-garde sound of experimental rock. Most of the glam rock (or glitter rock) bands saw their popularity peak in the 1970s, which saw a number of the best glam rock bands emerge. Their outfits often added to their theatrical live performances, that endeared to them to fans of glam rock.

So, what are the best glam rock bands? Well, any list of glam rock bands will span generations and will include the likes of Queen, Alice Cooper, Mother Love Bone, KISS and Marilyn Manson. These bands, though vilified initially by conservative groups, are some of the most beloved figures in rock history and are considered among the greatest rock bands of all time. Between their live shows, catchy songs and knack for the absurd, glam rock bands live on in the pantheon of rock greats because of their ability to push the boundaries of rock music. That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best glam rock bands. Even if they aren't as well known as their contemporaries, glam rock bands should be on this list regardless of popularity. This list answers the questions "who are the best glam rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest glam rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular glam rock bands that you might've heard of. (32 items)
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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

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    Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Soul rock, Glam rock

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Glam rock, Hard rock

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  15. 15
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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Grunge

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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    added by jonathandavis Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

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    added by jonathandavis Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    added by jonathandavis Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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    added by jonathandavis Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    added by jonathandavis Wig Wam Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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