Arriving in the late '90s, during the dying days of dour post-grunge and the rise of aggro nu-metal, Buckcherry proudly kept the torch of hard-rock sleaze burning. The band styled themselves as deliberate throwbacks to the glory days of the '80s Sunset Strip, acting as if their peers were Mötley Crüe instead of Limp Bizkit. For a while, this defiance of contemporary rock norms was wildly successful for the band. Their eponymous 1999 debut generated the number one mainstream rock hit "Lit Up," which was enough to keep the band afloat until they had an unexpected hit in 2006 with their third album, 15. Boasting the sordid rocker "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry" (a power ballad that cracked the Top Ten), the album was certified platinum, a success that buoyed the band for two decades and numerous lineup changes, always anchored by singer Josh Todd.