A hair metal docuseries from the director of Jackass and The Dirt is coming to a TV near you

WASP in 1985
WASP in 1985 (Image credit: Paul Natkin/WireImage via Getty Images)

Video-on-demand service Paramount+ have announced plans to stream a docuseries that tells the story of hair metal in the 1980s. 

The three-part series, Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored Story of '80s Hair Metal is based on the book of the same name – by Tom Beaujour and occasional Classic Rock writer Richard Bienstock – and is directed by Jeff Tremaine, best-known for the Jackass TV and movie franchise and the controversial Motley Crue biopic The Dirt.

“The series delivers a fresh and shockingly candid behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most iconic eras," reads a statement. "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," says Tremaine. "It’s my love letter to the ‘80s."

Musicians interviewed for the show include Poison's Bret Michaels, Ratt's Stephen Pearcy, Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt, Skid Row's Dave “Snake'' Sabo and Corey Taylor, as well as Riki Rachtman (host of MTV's Headbangers Ball), and Jackass star Steve-O.

Nöthin' But a Good Time is the second Paramount+ series focussing on the hair metal era, following the launch of another three-part series, I Wanna Rock: The '80s Metal Dream, last year. That series revisited the early years of Skid Row, Winger, Twisted Sister, Vixen and The Scream, and was directed by Tyler Measom, the man behind 2019's I Want My MTV, which told the story of the pioneering music TV network.

Other music shows on Paramount+ include How Music Got Free, the Lollapalooza documentary Lolla, the Dave Grohl series From Cradle To Stage, and a re-boot of Beavis And Butt-Head

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.