The 10 American Classic Rock Bands That Rocked The 80s’

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The rock of the 80s marked a new awakening of sounds, dominated by technological advances and the application of electronics to music, sometimes somewhat in excess. In addition, both the hairstyles and the clothing of the artists completely changed in terms of the appearance that had been used in the 60s and 70s, added to the boom in video clips, and the popularization of exclusive music TV channels, such as the legendary MTV. Here is a list of The 10 American Classic Rock Bands That Rocked The 80s’:


Guns N’ Roses

Guns N ‘Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.


Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band was originally made up of vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard player David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres.


Van Halen

Hard rock group formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 to 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.


Motley Crue

The American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.



American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981. The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar at the time), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist).



Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes called “the bad boys of Boston” and “the best rock and roll band in America”.



American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and the band’s original manager, Lew Linet.


Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originating from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.



Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 at Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The current lineup of the band consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus tour members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.



Journey is an institution in the world of AOR, for many the gods of style, along with other established bands such as Asia, Survivor, Foreigner, Toto, or Boston. With this “Escape” the Americans achieved one of their best albums, in 1981, after achieving interesting albums, such as “Infinity”, “Evolution” or “Departure” and recording some hits to remember as Wheel in the sky or Any way you want it. Here they achieved a basic and unfilled record, essential if you like these quieter and more relaxing sounds, without forgetting that point of rock that makes them reach diverse audiences.