Glam metal

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Glam metal (also known as hair metal or pop metal) is a term meaning the visual and musical style of some heavy metal music bands that played in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States, particularly on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip music scene. It was popular throughout the 1980s and briefly in the early 1990s, combining the look of glam rock and playing a power-chord based hard rock and heavy metal musical style.

"Hair bands" was the derogatory term popularized by MTV in the 1990s and about how most such bands styled their long hair.