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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. (293 items)
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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
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
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock
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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
HuRi Can added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
rupert-ducker added Glam metal, Hard rock
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Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
10
Poison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock
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Kix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
13
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Christian Müller added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock
15
Shotgun Messiah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal
16
The Dogs D'Amour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
17
The Quireboys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
18
Love/Hate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock
19
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jim Quackenbush added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Hardcore Superstar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock
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Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Marcello Solmi added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Vain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock
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Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jason Schilcher added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock
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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Jens Schulze added Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music
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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleaze Rock Bands
Hope Oldaker added Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music