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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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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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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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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

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193 80
Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Crashdïet Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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

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

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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
HuRi Can added Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
The Quireboys Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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

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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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Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Buckcherry Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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Poison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Love/Hate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Love/Hate Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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Kix is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Vains of Jenna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Vains of Jenna Glam metal, Pop music, Rock music

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Warrant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Christian Müller added Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
ren.rhoads added Santa Cruz Hard rock

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Roxx Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Roxx Gang Glam metal

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

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

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Reckless Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Lina Luiza added Reckless Love Glam metal, Hard rock

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

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Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Tigertailz Glam metal, Hard rock

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Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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Crazy Lixx is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Crazy Lixx

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

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Sleeze Beez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Sleeze Beez Glam metal

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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hope Oldaker added Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hope Oldaker added AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Wildside is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Wildside

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Rhino Bucket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Rhino Bucket Heavy metal, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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

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Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love R... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction Hard rock

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The Sea Hags is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added The Sea Hags Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Lillian Axe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Lillian Axe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Johnny Crash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Johnny Crash Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Electric Boys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Electric Boys Glam metal, Funk metal, Heavy metal

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Salty Dog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Salty Dog Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Little Caesar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Little Caesar Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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Circus Of Power is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Circus Of Power Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Hollywood Vampires is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Alleycat Scratch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
jiminy-dicksmack added Alleycat Scratch Glam metal