Paramount+ today announced that the new docuseries Nöthin’ But A Good Time: The Uncensored Story Of ‘80S Hair Metal  will premiere exclusively on the service later this year. Directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass, The Dirt), the three-part series showcases the notoriously wild ‘80s hard rock phenomenon and features interviews with those who lived the scene, including Bret Michaels, Stephen Pearcy, Nuno Bettencourt, Dave “Snake” Sabo, and Riki Rachtman, along with Corey Taylor and Steve-O, among many others.

Based on the acclaimed book Nöthin’ But A Good Time: The Uncensored Story Of ‘80S Hair Metal  by esteemed rock journalists Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock, the series delivers a fresh and shockingly candid behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most iconic eras. Each episode showcases the insanity and blazing ambition that has enthralled generations of music lovers and continues to influence culture to this day.

“This docuseries is a celebration of the most outrageous decade in rock n’ roll. It’s my love letter to the ‘80s,” said Tremaine.

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9 Responses

  1. STOP ALREADY WITH THE PHRASE – “HAIR METAL!!” SOUNDS SO FKN STUPID!! The 80’s were an awesome time, but enough already with the stupid talk! “Hair Metal?” Really? What the f-ck is that?? Grow up already!

  2. We’ll, the pic pretty much says it all! I am of this era, and look forward to seeing this and celebrating this unforgettable time in music history and culture. Damn we knew how to have fun! even if we went way over the top. I like seeing the faces of the young generations when they see how it was, because it’s hard to believe the level of bombast and pageantry. Everything was, well,….. just Bigger, and the guitar riffs and shredding are unforgettable. I’m just thinking of the opening riff to RATT “Lay it Down” as I type.

    Some of us didn’t make it unfortunately, but we still think about them, and the unforgettable times we had.

    RIP: Razzle, Robin Crosby, Steve Clark, Cliff burton, Phil Lynott, Bon Scott, Jani Lane, Eric Carr, Tim Kelly, Randy and EVH.

  3. I don’t like the description “hair metal.” Although the Sirius XM channel dedicated to 80’s hard rock and metal labeled “hair nation” isn’t as bad as hair metal, I still think it deserves a better title. Pound for pound 80’s hard rock and metal is the absolute best decade for hard rock and metal music, period. It’s better than the 70’s overall from top to bottom, it’s certainly better than 90’s grunge and most definitely better than anything after that especially today’s noise with Cookie Monster vocals.

  4. How many minutes into the documentary do they bring up Nirvana and grunge? I saw first ten minutes.

    Looking forward to watching it, even though most “hair metal” isn’t my favorite shit, I still like a lot of it.

  5. I’m with all of you on the designation, ‘Hair Metal’. It was so much more than that. Tbh, I didn’t hear that term until 2006 and I though it was dumb and I wanted to slug the person who said it to me, as if it were and insult. LOL! I was between the age of 8-18 in the 80’s. It was a fun time. Grunge , wtf is that for another trite, limiting term anyway?

    1. I will assume “Grunge” just like “Hair Metal,” also described a look versus a sound. The bands looked “grungy” or “dirty” as compared to the glam of the “Hair Metal” look. they are both stupid, market terms.

      I would have qualified that 90’s Seattle sound as “sludgy,” especially when it came to bands like Alice In Chains, who clearly took that sludge from Black Sabbath, and Soundgarden.

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