music The Best Sleaze Rock Bands  

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Sleaze rock has a number of connotations associated with it, but the one most common is its association with the hair metal and hard rock movements of the the 1980s. Combining elements of those genres with glam rock, sleaze rock bands were wildly popular during their heyday. A lot of these bands ruled rock radio and were associated with the Sunset Strip scene of Los Angeles. Their songs talked about, well, you guessed it, sleazy topics primarily excess and decadence. This is what help define sleaze rock and their legacies live on today.

So, what are the best sleaze rock bands? For starters, you need to include the likes of Motley Crue, Skid Row, Hanoi Rocks and L.A. Guns on this list. These are some of the most well known sleaze rock bands and with good reason. Their songs have managed to endure and outlive that initial era of popularity. The best sleaze rock bands still managed to tour and sell out arenas and ampitheatres while headlining hard rock festivals as well.

That said it's up to you to decide what are the best sleaze rock bands. If you notice a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best sleaze rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest sleaze 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 sleaze rock bands that you might've heard of. (71 items)
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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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+ - 159 49
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Crashdïet Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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+ - 137 46
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 134 49
Hardcore Superstar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hardcore Superstar Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Shotgun Messiah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Shotgun Messiah Glam metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

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Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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The Dogs D'Amour is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
The Dogs D'Amour Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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The Quireboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
The Quireboys Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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+ - 89 49
Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Buckcherry Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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Vain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Vain Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Backyard Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Backyard Babies Glam metal, Glam punk, Punk rock

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Love/Hate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Love/Hate Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Santa Cruz Hard rock

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Roxx Gang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Roxx Gang Glam metal

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Vains of Jenna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Vains of Jenna Glam metal, Pop music, Rock music

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Kix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Enuff Z'nuff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Warrant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Rock City Angels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Rock City Angels Punk rock

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Reckless Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Reckless Love Glam metal, Hard rock

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Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Tigertailz Glam metal, Hard rock

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Rhino Bucket is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Rhino Bucket Heavy metal, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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Little Caesar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Little Caesar Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love R... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Salty Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Salty Dog Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Jetboy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jetboy Glam metal, Rock music, Glam rock

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Johnny Crash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Johnny Crash Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Circus Of Power is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Circus Of Power Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Poison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Sea Hags is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
The Sea Hags Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Smashed Gladys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Smashed Gladys Heavy metal

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Junkyard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Junkyard Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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The Throbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
The Throbs Rock music

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Wildside is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Nitro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Nitro Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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+ - 16 18
Alleycat Scratch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Alleycat Scratch Glam metal

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Lillian Axe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Lillian Axe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Atomic Playboys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Tuff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Tuff Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock