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Every Rose Has Its Thorn: A Tribute to the Syrupy-Sweet Sounds of ’80s Hair-Metal Ballads

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There was a time when grown men — rock stars who partied with strippers and slept with supermodels — tediously teased their hair and smudged eyeliner onto their lower lids. It was a time like no other, one that will likely never be replicated. The only thing that out-shined the glossy pouts and glittered vests were the ballads that these ‘80s hair-metal bands belted out.

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