A behind-the-scenes look at a complex era in music.
There's plenty about the '80s we'd like to forget, but the music isn't one of them. It was a musical decade when genres like heavy metal, rap, and punk evolved, shaping a sound that would become the '90s grunge movement. From Mötley Crüe to Eric Clapton, here's a glimpse behind the curtain at some of the greatest groups during the '80s. These rare backstage photographs will make you want to reach for your 8-track, stat.