In 2010, after the band's reunion in the previous years, rumours started about possible commemorative shows given the 20th anniversary of the record. In 2012, a small string of such shows in Japan was announced. In January 2014, the band confirmed they would be performing Pornograffiti in its entirety on their 2014 Europe and UK tour.
Musically, Pornograffitti is dominated by hard rock guitar riffs, often with funky, syncopated timing, and incendiary, high-speed metal solos. Bettencourt was named 'Most Valuable Player' of 1991 by Guitar World magazine, and the album gained Bettencourt widespread admiration from rock guitar enthusiasts and continual exposure in guitar playing publications such as Guitar World and Guitar School.
"More Than Words", a gentle acoustic ballad, and "Hole Hearted", an acoustic folk song, were perhaps the least representative tracks on the album, both in terms of their musical style and thematic tone.