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Glam metal

Music genre
NameGlam metal
Stylistic originsGlam rock - hard rock - heavy metal - pop rock - punk rock - rock and roll - rock - pop
Cultural originsLate 1970s, early 1980s Los Angeles
Typical instrumentsBass � drums � electric guitar � keyboards
Mainstream popularityHighest from 1983 - 1991
Moderate revival since early 2000s
Regional scenesLos Angeles and New York, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada

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Glam metal (also known as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of hard rock and heavy metal that arose 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 the beginning of the 1990s, combining the flamboyant look of glam rock and playing a power-chord-based heavy metal musical style.

The genre rapidly lost mainstream interest from 1991 to 1993 with the rise of grunge and the release of albums such as Nirvana's Nevermind. It experienced a partial resurgence around the turn of the century, due in part to increased interest on the internet, with the successful 'Glam Slam Metal Jam' music festival taking place in summer 2000.

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