Bands/Musicians 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. (82 items)
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331 123
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
303 119
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

3
134 42
Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Glam metal, Hard rock

4
233 103
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

5
258 118
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

6
158 66
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

7
206 104
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

8
109 42
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

9
111 44
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
HuRi Can added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
222 136
Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

11
190 126
Hardcore Superstar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

12
118 70
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

13
77 40
Poison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

14
127 85
Shotgun Messiah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

15
61 29
Kix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

16
116 81
The Dogs D'Amour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
59 31
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

18
97 66
Love/Hate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

19
59 32
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Christian Müller added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
122 90
Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

21
103 74
The Quireboys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

22
101 78
Vain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

23
75 56
Roxx Gang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal

24
33 18
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hope Oldaker added Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

25
91 80
Backyard Babies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Glam punk, Punk rock

26
38 25
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

27
41 29
Pretty Boy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

28
36 24
The Sea Hags is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

29
49 38
Enuff Z'nuff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added

30
48 37
Junkyard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

31
35 24
Jetboy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Glam rock

32
82 75
Vains of Jenna is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Pop music, Rock music

33
73 66
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
ren.rhoads added Hard rock

34
26 16
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

35
34 26
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

36
32 25
Crazy Lixx is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added

37
56 53
Reckless Love is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Lina Luiza added Glam metal, Hard rock

38
29 25
Salty Dog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

39
13 7
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jim Quackenbush added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
27 24
Sleeze Beez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal

41
47 51
Rock City Angels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Punk rock

42
50 55
Rhino Bucket is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Heavy metal, Rock and roll, Hard rock

43
38 41
Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

44
22 23
Wildside is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added

45
32 37
Smashed Gladys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Heavy metal

46
31 36
Alleycat Scratch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
jiminy-dicksmack added Glam metal

47
15 16
Electric Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Glam metal, Funk metal, Heavy metal

48
36 44
Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love R... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Hard rock

49
22 26
Circus Of Power is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
22 26
Little Caesar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock