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What Happened to Grunge?

In the years immediately following the great grunge explosion of 1991, the entire world seemed to be looking at Seattle.Few bands were bigger than Nirvana, especially after Nevermind knocked Michael Jackson's Dangerous from the top of the albums chart. Pearl Jam's Ten peaked at No. 2 a few months down the road, and they drew in crowds at the Lollapalooza festival that were bigger than what the headliners did.Alice in Chains released Dirt on Sept. 29, and […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 3

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Who Was Really Responsible for the Grunge Explosion?

We've already discussed who the pioneers of grunge were in the Pacific Northwest throughout the 1980s, and we've already gone into detail about what made grunge grunge. Now, we've come to 1991 — the year that grunge exploded.The general consensus among rock fans seems to be that it was Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" that really made things blow up for Seattle, but a scene doesn't just get picked up by […]

todaySeptember 22, 2021 2

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How Did Guns N’ Roses Pave the Way for Grunge?

When Guns N' Roses released Appetite for Destruction in 1987, it didn't just become the best-selling debut album of all time — it also saved mainstream rock 'n' roll from how boring and watered-down it had become. In the meantime, it also paved the way for a new movement to ensue: grunge."We needed danger in rock 'n' roll again," radio personality Matt Pinfield said of Guns N' Roses. "It was hitting a wall. […]

todaySeptember 8, 2021 5

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50 Essential Grunge Era Videos

Here we are now, entertain us! And for a good portion of the '90s, the grunge era certainly kept us entertained. With most pointing to Nirvana's Nevermind album release as the moment that broke grunge, the genre is turning 30 this year. To reflect on some of the great music provided during grunge's dominance, we're serving up this collection of 50 Essential Grunge Videos.As you might expect, the list is […]

todaySeptember 3, 2021 1

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How Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ Shaped Pearl Jam, Nirvana + Grunge

While many point to Nirvana's Nevermind as the birth of what would become grunge in the fall of 1991, there were definitely albums that laid the groundwork for that genre explosion and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish may have paved the way more than you realize.The album enjoyed its 30th anniversary over the weekend with a livestream celebration and singer Billy Corgan also spoke with Rolling Stone about the influential nature of […]

todayMay 31, 2021 7

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Blaze Bayley Dismisses Grunge – It Was Trying to Kill Iron Maiden

Blaze Bayley, frontman of Iron Maiden from the mid-to-late-'90s, has dismissed grunge and said that it was "trying to kill" them at the time.Bayley was hired as the band's vocalist after Bruce Dickinson's departure in 1993, and this is the time when grunge was in its prime."When I was in Maiden, we were at war with grunge,” the singer admitted during an interview on the Crowcast podcast. “Grunge was trying to kill us. […]

todayMarch 29, 2021 1

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