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. (78 items)
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297 78
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
278 75
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

3
212 63
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

4
130 25
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
233 74
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

6
185 69
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
86 16
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

8
205 85
Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

9
89 22
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
HuRi Can added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
177 76
Hardcore Superstar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

11
114 46
Shotgun Messiah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

12
104 46
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

13
104 56
The Dogs D'Amour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

14
43 12
Kix is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

15
90 50
Vain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

16
51 19
Poison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
82 45
Love/Hate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

18
88 50
The Quireboys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

19
42 14
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
110 72
Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

21
85 52
Backyard Babies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Glam punk, Punk rock

22
43 19
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Christian Müller added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

23
72 49
Vains of Jenna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Pop music, Rock music

24
64 43
Roxx Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal

25
62 43
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
ren.rhoads added Hard rock

26
34 17
Enuff Z'nuff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added

27
35 19
Junkyard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

28
22 10
Crazy Lixx is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added

29
44 34
Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Glam metal, Hard rock

30
23 13
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
16 6
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hope Oldaker added Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

32
43 35
Reckless Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Lina Luiza added Glam metal, Hard rock

33
26 17
Pretty Boy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

34
24 15
The Sea Hags is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
23 16
Jetboy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Glam rock

36
21 15
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

37
19 14
Sleeze Beez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal

38
12 7
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

39
17 13
Johnny Crash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Heavy metal, Hard rock

40
14 11
Wildside is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added

41
18 16
Salty Dog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

42
17 15
Circus Of Power is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

43
40 43
Rock City Angels is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Punk rock

44
32 34
Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love R... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Hard rock

45
26 27
Smashed Gladys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Heavy metal

46
26 27
Alleycat Scratch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
jiminy-dicksmack added Glam metal

47
42 47
Rhino Bucket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Heavy metal, Rock and roll, Hard rock

48
10 10
Lillian Axe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
7 7
Electric Boys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Glam metal, Funk metal, Heavy metal

50
28 34
Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands