Big hair, boobs, & bikinis: All hail the heavy metal groupies of the 80s (plus a Bon Jovi orgy!)

Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe and a few ‘friends.’
As we close out 2017, I’d like to invite you to take a quick trip back to the 1980s with me to gawk at images of hair metal gods and their adoring female groupies and hangers-on. C’mon, you know you want to.

I was a dedicated headbanger during the indulgent decade and attended my fair share of metal shows with my huge blonde hair blocking your view of the stage if you found yourself standing behind me. But my cultivated heavy metal style couldn’t hold a candle to girls who showed up at all the metal shows in town looking exactly like the boys in Poison or Mötley Crüe only with boobs. I can’t lie—I wanted to be like them but could never really bring myself to leave the house looking like a heavy metal hooker-in-high-heels. This is not meant to insinuate there is anything remotely wrong with looking like the 80’s girls I’ve featured in this post; do your thing ladies and don’t let anyone tell you not to.

Now, let’s get back to the playful subject at hand—checking out some fantastically NSFW images from the decade of heavy metal decadence and the girls who were right there with bands like Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, and Poison. I do feel compelled to give you a heads up about a few things before we proceed. First, there are a lot of photos of the members of Mötley Crüe in this post which makes sense because DUH. Secondly, as the title of this post indicated rather directly, I have also included photos taken by Bon Jovi’s original tour manager, Rich Bozzett of the band participating in an orgy of sorts with a bunch of naked chicks. Bozzett published the porny photos in his 2010 book, Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi. Lastly, not all of the girls in this post are groupies, some are models or perhaps strippers who were used in various photo shoots that still fit the profile for this post. Happy New Year!

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses.

David Lee Roth of Van Halen.

Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.

Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe. If I’m not mistaken, a few of these ladies worked at the The Seventh Veil strip club where the video for “Girls, Girls, Girls” was shot in 1987.

Bret Michaels of Poison.


Members of Canadian heavy metal band Helix and a bunch of bikini girls.

Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe.

Axl and Slash of Guns N’ Roses.

Vince Neil and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe.

Brian Johnson and Angus Young of AC/DC hanging out with a couple of groupies in the 80s.

KISS and a few groupies in 1976. It’s not the 80s but it’s close enough.


Iron Maiden mascott Eddie.

This image of Bon Scott hanging out with four groupies may be the best rock star/gropie photo ever taken. While it wasn’t taken in the 80s (Scott passed away in February of 1980), it gets a pass for obvious reasons. 

A photo of Jon Bon Jovi taken by Rich Bozzett.

Another shot by Rich Bozzett of the ‘Bon Jovi Orgy.’

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Cynthia Plaster Caster, Pamela Des Barres & others in the fascinating 1970 doc ‘Groupies’
‘Sex rained on my head’: The hair metal wit and wisdom of Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy
Lemmy Kilmister gets ambushed by three of his ex’s on TV in the late 90s
Terrible, awful, no good, really bad heavy metal album covers from all over the world
The Scorpions: Heavy metal gods bring the funky grooves, 1978

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