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Our 10 Favorite Celebrity-Rocker Couples Of The ’80s And ’90s: A Rock Of Ages Fashion Flashback

Richie Sambora and Cher, Heather Locklear and Tommy Lee, Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova, Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen

As we gear up for the release of Rock of Ages this week, we’ve been looking back at some of the trends the nostalgic musical so lovingly celebrates, like Malin Akerman’s sexy rocker-chick look and Mary J. Blige’s flashy jumpsuits. More than any one fashion, the movie reminds us of one big trend the late ’80s and early ’90s were famous for: the groupie. Not just the girls who flashed their goods from the audience or hung around by the tour buses, either — there were plenty of high-profile ladies who were eager for a backstage pass. And some of them got a lot more than a private concert in the bargain.

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As we gathered this list of our favorite celebrity-rocker pairs, from Cher and Gene Simmons to Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear, one other thing became very evident: All of these couples seemed to share taste in makeup, tight pants, big hair and baggy blazers. It even looks like Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli got their hair cut together. And maybe Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter could swap blazers, while Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour traded acid-washed jeans. We’re not sure what exactly Melissa Gilbert and Billy Idol had in common, but, yeah, that happened!

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Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee: On Again

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Mmm, they’re like the Liz Taylor and Richard Burton of our generation – nothing can keep star-crossed lovers Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee apart. The couple married in 1995, filed for divorce a couple times, reconciled a couple times, one gave the other Hep C, they made a sex tape here and there. You know, it’s the stuff fairy tales are made of. And in spite of all that, nothing can keep them away from each other.

Just this weekend, Pam and Tommy were seen cuddling and kissing at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas after a Motley Crue show Lee performed in. A source said, “They were making out all night and biting each other’s candy necklaces. Later, they headed to Vince Neil‘s Paradise Tower mega suite to continue partying.” Is it us or does this sound like the most awesome prom ever, circa 1988? [Photo: GettyImages]

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Pam Anderson Talks Playboy, Boobs, Bad Boys

Maybe it’s just us, but every time we see an interview with Pammy Anderson, we read it with the wide-eyed hope of an innocent child. Maybe she’ll tell us about what it feels like to be an aging sex symbol? Dish the dirt on working with David Hasselhoff? Reveal that she’s really shacked up with Liz Hurley in a Lindsay‘n’Sam style love-in? Anything but the same old crap she’s been peddling for more than 15 tedious years.

“I don’t think I’ll be doing Playboy at 60 but I’m doing it again later this year for sure,” Pam told Closer magazine in an interview. What a stunner!

And: “I guess Tommy is the love of my life.” Wow!

Followed by: “I’m sure there will be something else [surgery-wise] when it comes to my boobs. There will be something going on there sometime.” Amazing!

We don’t know about you, but we’re reeling from those shocking revelations. Or maybe we’ve just fallen asleep standing up. — [Closer magazine; Photo: Getty Images]