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1980's Heavy Metal

written by: Gilligan
 
As Spinal Tap would say, turn your speakers up to "eleven" for this straight forward audio quiz on heavy metal acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, and Judas Priest. We'll stay away from the hair bands of the late 80's like White Lion and Winger. (Disclaimer: I am not responsible for neck injuries incurred while banging your head to this quiz.)

Question 1:

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This album contained the classic metal anthem "You've Got Another Thing Comin'".
Screaming for Vengeance
Bat Out of Hell
Diver Down
Appetite for Destruction


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Question 2:

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The Scorpions are responsible for several classic heavy metal tunes including "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You". They're also responsible for some truly awful album covers (see image provided). What is their country of origin?
Scotland
Finland
Australia
Germany


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Question 3:

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The solo artist heard in the audio clip recorded metal hits like "Rainbow in the Dark" and "Last in Line" in the 1980's. Prior to a solo career, he was the lead singer for which heavy metal band?
Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Dokken
Deep Purple


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Question 4:

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A few seconds of the introduction should be all that is necessary to identify this heavy metal classic. Name the song in the audio clip with the legendary intro.
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Ride the Lightning"
"Crazy Train"
"Highway to Hell"


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Question 5:

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Name the band featured in the audio clip.
Other clues, if you need them, are: (1) formed in Los Angeles, (2) debut album released in 1987, and (3) released "The Spaghetti Incident?" in 1993.
Ratt
Metallica
Guns N' Roses
Mötley Crüe


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Question 6:

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Which of the following members of Mötley Crüe is the lead guitarist?
Mick Mars
Nikki Sixx
Vince Neil
Tommy Lee


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Question 7:


Van Halen is known for the drama surrounding the departure of their lead singer, David Lee Roth, and his replacement, Sammy Hagar. Which of the following albums was recorded with Hagar and not "Diamond Dave"?
1984
Diver Down
5150
Women and Children First

Question 8:

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This group can proudly say they never succumbed to the hairspray, glitter and lipstick as many of their contemporaries did in the 1980s. Their albums Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and And Justice for All earned them a loyal following without having to "sell out".
Megadeth
Metallica
Motörhead
Iron Maiden


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Question 9:

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Name the mega-successful 1983 album by Def Leppard which contained the hits "Photograph", "Rock of Ages", and "Foolin'".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 10:

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The death of their lead singer, Bon Scott, was a devastating blow to this band in 1980. However, their next two albums (with new lead singer Brian Johnson) were their biggest successes to date. In fact, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, became the first hard rock album to reach #1 in the United States.
Aerosmith
Whitesnake
Anthrax
AC/DC


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