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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.

Who won the first Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Recording in 1989?
Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull
Metallica
Metallica
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
Janes Addiction

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The birth name of Nikki Sixx is?
Nikki Sixx
Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr
Joey Ferrara
Harry Johnson
Carlo Franconi, III

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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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Name this band.
Zodiac mindwarp and the love reaction
Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction
Motorhead
Anvil
Venom

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Name this band.
Vixen
Vixen
The Runaways
Heart
The Go-Gos

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This drummer lost his arm in a car accident in 1984.
rick allen
Rick Allen
nicko mcbrain
Nicko McBrain
Herman Rarebell
Neal Peart
Neal Peart

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1980s British Steel by Judas Priest was recorded in which musician’s home?
Judas Priest British Steel
Ringo Starr
Ringo Star
David Bowie
David Bowie
Elton John
Elton John
Keith Richards
Keith Richards

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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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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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Identify Paul Stanley of Kiss

Catman
Demon
Starchild
Spaceman

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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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Name this band.
Loverboy Quiz
Loverboy
Triumph
Night Ranger
Journey

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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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His real name is Vincent Damon Furnier

king diamond
King Diamond
Alice Cooper
Bono
Bono
Slash

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How many Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits did Bon Jovi have in the 1980s?
Bon Jovi
2
1
3
4

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Name this band.
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Scorpions
Michael Schenker Group
Accept
UFO

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Who coined the term Black Metal?
Venom
Venom
Slayer
Slayer
Anthrax
Anthrax
Overkill

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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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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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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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