This shred-heavy documentary finally focuses on the fringes of LA’s hair metal scene – and it hits streaming next month

Kip Winger, Dee Snider and Dave Sabo all feature in Paramount+’s new hair metal documentary I Wanna Rock: The ’80s Metal Dream
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A new three-part film documenting the rise and fall of LA’s iconic hair metal scene will debut on Paramount+ on July 18.

I Wanna Rock: The ’80s Metal Dream traces the stories of members of bands including Skid Row, Winger, Twisted Sister, Vixen and The Scream, examining their varying levels of success in the pursuit of fame, fortune and virtuosic fretwork.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.