Hair band singers then and now

Published: Feb 05 2014 05:39:12 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 06 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Grab the hairspray, squeeze into some spandex and warm up those vocal chords! In honor of Axl Rose, who turns 52 on Thursday, join us for a look at hair band singers then and now.

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Geffen Records

While Guns N' Roses aren't traditionally seen as a "hair band," in their early days emerging from the Sunset Strip scene their hair could stack up -- literally -- against the best glam metal had to offer. Axl Rose is seen here in the center in a mid-1980s promotional photo of the band.

 
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