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80s Heavy Metal Music Trivia

by Jim H

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.

Which of the four photos does not belong here?
Neal Peart
Neal Peart
Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Alex Lifeson
Rick Emmett
Rick Emmett

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Who am I?
Robbin Crosby
Robbin Crosby
Joey Tempest
Sebastian Bach
Bret Michaels

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Wrong!

Name this band.
Accept
Scorpions
Michael Schenker Group
Accept
UFO

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

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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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I am Iron Maiden’s original singer. What is my name?
Paul Di’Anno
Bruce Dickinson
Blaze Bayley
Doug Sampson

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

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Identify Paul Stanley of Kiss

Catman
Demon
Starchild
Spaceman

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Who am I?
Blackie Lawless
Tom Keifer
Blackie Lawless
Zodiac Mindwarp
Rudy Sarzo

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This Poison song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles.
Poison Quiz
Your Mama Don’t Dance
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Nothin’ But A Good Time
Unskinny Bop

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True or False: Bon Scott was AC/DC’s original singer.
Bon Scott
True
False

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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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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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Who wrote the song Come On Feel the Noize?
Slade
Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot
Def Leppard
Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick

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Name this band.
Loudness Quiz
Loudness
Sex Machineguns
X Japan
Dead End

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Name this band.
Stryper
Poison
Stryper
White Lion
W.A.S.P

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Who DID NOT sing for Black Sabbath?
Ian Anderson
ian gillan
Ian Gillan
Ozzy Osbourne
ronnie james dio
Ronnie James Dio

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Kip Winger played bass for this musician before forming his own group.
Alice Cooper
Ozzy Osbourne
Lita Ford
Lita Ford
Joan Jett
Joan Jett

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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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