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80s Heavy Metal Music Trivia

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Hard Rock and Heavy Metal hit their peak in popularity between the 1970s and the 1980s. Test your knowledge with our 80s Heavy Metal music trivia by correctly answering these randomly selected questions on 80s Hard Rock.

Identify Paul Stanley of Kiss

Catman
Demon
Starchild
Spaceman

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What did Frank Zappa and Dee Snider attend?
PMRC
PMRC hearing
Declared candidacy for Senate
Lawsuit against the government
Watergate Hearing

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In 1986, Run-DMC blended Rock with Hip Hop when they sampled this rock song.
Run-DMC
“Jamie’s Cryin” by Van Halen
“Walk This Way” by Aerosmith
“Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie
“The Big Beat” by Billy Squier

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Who replaced David Lee Roth as the singer of Van Halen in 1985?

Sammy Hagar
Gary Cherone
Brian Johnson
Robert Smith

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These rockers jammed together for what reason?
hear 'n aid
Hear ‘n Aid
US Festival
We Are The World
Band Aid 1984

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Which artist is credited for popularizing the “horns” in Heavy Metal?
heavy metal horns
Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio
Dave Mustaine Horns
Dave Mustaine
Gene Simmons Horns
Gene Simmons
Rob Halford Horns
Rob Halford

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What song IS NOT on the soundtrack to the movie Heavy Metal?
Movie Heavy Metal
Black Sabbath “Mob Rules”
Journey “Open Arms”
Devo “Working the the Coal Mine”
Blue Oyster Cult “Burnin’ For You”

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Nicholas Dingley, AKA: Razzle, was a drummer for which band?
Razzle
Poison
Hanoi Rocks
Enuff Z’Nuff
Warrant

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What is the name of Megadeth’s mascot?
Vic Rattlehead
Vic Rattlehead
Eddie
Juggernaut
Skully

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What song from Whitesnake’s self-titled album became the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.
Whitesnake Album
Still of the Night
Here I Go Again
Is This Love
Give Me All Your Love

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Name this band.
Anthrax
Faith No More
Anthrax
Rage Against The Machine
Soundgarden

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Who was on the cover of the first issue of the Kerrang! magazine in 1981?
Kerrang Quiz
Angus Young Quiz
Angus Young
Judas Priest
Mercyful Fate Quiz
Mercyful Fate
Helloween Quiz
Helloween

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Name this band.
Accept
Scorpions
Michael Schenker Group
Accept
UFO

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This band had a big hit with their song Sister Christian in 1984.
Night Ranger Quiz
Night Ranger
Foreigner Quiz
Foreigner
Boston
Styx Quiz
Styx

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In the 1986 documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot, which band is opening for Judas Priest?
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Dokken
Cinderella
Metallica
Poison

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“Suicide Solution” from Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Oz album pertains to alcohol abuse.
Blizzard of Oz
True
False

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Name this band.
Loverboy Quiz
Loverboy
Triumph
Night Ranger
Journey

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Actor Mark Metcalf played the villain in two of this band’s videos.
Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister
Van Halen Quiz
Van Halen
Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot
Aerosmith Quiz
Aerosmith

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This band DID NOT form in Birmingham, England.
Birmingham
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden

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He was once a member of Metallica, but later formed his own band called Megadeth.
Dave Mustaine
Dave Mustaine
Jason Newsted
Cliff Burton
Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee

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