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

Sammy Hagar
Gary Cherone
Brian Johnson
Robert Smith

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Identify Paul Stanley of Kiss

Catman
Demon
Starchild
Spaceman

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His real name is Vincent Damon Furnier

king diamond
King Diamond
Alice Cooper
Bono
Bono
Slash

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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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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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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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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 Iron Maiden's mascot?
Eddy
Eddie
Reaper
Freddie
Ripper

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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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Name this band.
Accept
Scorpions
Michael Schenker Group
Accept
UFO

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Warrant "Cherry Pie"
Van Halen "Hot For Teacher"
Alice Cooper "Poison"
Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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 am I?
Randy Rhoads
Randy Rhoads
Leif Garrett
K.K. Downing
Dave Mustaine

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

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

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What type of car is the hot rod in ZZ Top's Eliminator album
ZZ Top
1933 Ford Coupe
1933 Chevy 3 Window
1935 Plymouth Sedan
1935 Dodge Deluxe

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

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

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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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Who am I?
Brad Gillis
Jake E. Lee
Neal Schon
Mick Jones

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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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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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"Suicide Solution" from Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Oz album pertains to alcohol abuse.
Blizzard of Oz
True
False

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NWOBHM stands for New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
True
False

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

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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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Name this band.
Loverboy Quiz
Loverboy
Triumph
Night Ranger
Journey

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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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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.
Loudness Quiz
Loudness
Sex Machineguns
X Japan
Dead End

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