My unpopular view (which it shouldn't be unpopular) is I can't stand when people use the bandwagon line of metal dying in the 90s.
OK maybe this is controversial, but even though I don't like most glam/hair bands, I do like Cinderella. I think their problem is that they placed themselves in the hair band genre themselves with their first album. Or maybe their manager did. But really they're more in the Aerosmith mode. Pretend you don't know what they looked like on their first album, go listen to Long Cold Winter, and tell me it's not about as good as Aerosmith. Just as Aerosmith "mark II" was getting crappy, Cinderella was getting good and sounding kind of like Aerosmith from 10 years previous. If they hadn't been pigeon holed, I think they would have made more music like this and therefore been more successful and thus more prolific. If you tour with Poison and open for David Lee Roth, then it's only going to encourage that image. Wikipedia says "The new album signified a shift towards a blues rock sound, though it could still be described as glam metal". Well, I guess it was just too hard for them to shake the image.