Welcome to a very special episode of Performance Anxiety. Today we tackle a very sensitive subject: The defense of hair metal. No other podcast will touch this volatile topic. But we here at Performance Anxiety, a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network, are willing to traverse the minefield that is hair metal. We tangle with topics like the best hair metal for the gym; What hair metal band will clear out a wedding; and is there a new batch of hair metal bands emerging? But we start the entire show off by teasing out a top three list of hair metal bands from our panel of experts: Jason Tompson of Vast Robot Armies, Ryan Smith of Ryan & Pony and Soul Asylum, and Mike Hsu of 100FM The Pike in Worcester, Mass & the Long May You Young podcast on the Pantheon Podcast Network. Follow all of us on social media (you’re obviously intelligent enough to find the accounts), & think about supporting us at ko-fi.com/performanceanxiety. There’s no gentle way to start this conversation, so let’s rip off the band-aid In Defense of Hair Metal!