As we know, there are now close to 300 sub genres under the category of Rock and Roll. Metal has about 50 attached to it.
If you were a musician and labeled in one of the genres, which one would embarrass you the most?
My example is "Shoegazing". If I was a musician and listed in that cateory, I would be mortified because the genre name was created because some bands basically had no stage presence and just got on stage, stared at there shoes and played their music. I would hate to have that label attached to me.
I guess Hair Metal would be number two. RnR bands tends to have musicians with long hair. That's part of the Rock Star image for most.