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The '90s Rock! Top Songs, Interviews, Videos
From Nirvana to No Doubt, check out all your favorite '90s rock bands from the grunge and alternative era. Top 10 lists, exclusive interviews and more.

Top '90s Rock Picks
Debate the great decade of '90s Rock with Top 10 Lists, recommendations and essentials of the genre.

Interviews
Indulge in new chats with old favorites

Top 10s per year
See which songs ruled the rock charts from 1990-1999.

Green Day's 'Dookie' Turns 20
Green Day's Dookie turns 20. One professional fan shares her adoration of the landmark punk-pop album.

Godsmack - '1000hp'
Sully Erna and crew stick with a swaggering, sullen formula that's worked for 15-plus years.

Gear and Merchandise
Every item tells a story: how instruments, fashion and weird band merch defined the 1990s rock scene.

News
The latest on all your favorite bands and artists, from the troopers with constant album releases to the obscure delights that have since called it quits.

'90s Rock Influences on Today's Music
Today's bands talk about the '90s rock artists who inspired their sounds.

Album Reviews
Some of our favorite '90s rock artists are still cranking out tunes. Get the skinny here.

Artists and Bands A-F
From Alanis to the Foo Fighters. 90s Rock.

Genres
Ska. Nu-Metal. Britpop. These realms made the '90s what they were.

The 10 Greatest Rock Singers of the '90s
When it comes to sheer talent, versatility and a knack for hitting those goose bump-inducing notes, these 10 singers stand out.

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9 Bands You Didn't Know Were Still Together
Candlebox, Son Volt, Lagwagon, Orgy and other '90s bands are still going strong-- albeit under the radar. Here's what they've been up to lately.

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50 Essential Solo Albums by ’90s Rockers
Nearly all of the most famous '90s Rockers have gone it alone at one time - Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Courtney Love, Thurston Moore - so we've compiled a must-listen list of the essentials.

50 Essential Solo Albums by ’90s Rockers
Nearly all of the most famous '90s Rockers have gone it alone at one time - Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Courtney Love, Thurston Moore - so we've compiled a must-listen list of the essentials.

50 Essential Solo Albums by ’90s Rockers
Nearly all of the most famous '90s Rockers have gone it alone at one time - Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Courtney Love, Thurston Moore - so we've compiled a must-listen list of the essentials.

50 Essential Solo Albums by ’90s Rockers
Nearly all of the most famous '90s Rockers have gone it alone at one time - Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Courtney Love, Thurston Moore - so we've compiled a must-listen list of the essentials.

50 Essential Solo Albums by ’90s Rockers
Nearly all of the most famous '90s Rockers have gone it alone at one time - Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Courtney Love, Thurston Moore - so we've compiled a must-listen list of the essentials.

9 Great '90s Rock Covers You Have To Hear
Up-and-comers and legends transform your favorites in our list.

9 Alternative Rock Compilations You Must Have
Looking for convenient one-stop shops for all your ’90s Rock needs? These comps offer an array of popular and obscure music from the alt era.

Best and Worst '90s Band Comebacks
We looked at 10 recent comebacks from 90s bands and saw who soared ... and who sunk.

Best '90s Rock Soundtracks
Singles, Empire Records, Romeo + Juliet and seven other must-have film compilations rocked in the 1990s.

Rockers Who Made or Starred In Musicals
Duncan Sheik, Green Day, U2 and other pop performers have ventured into Broadway.

Summery Songs for Your 90s Pool Party
Read your Swimsuit Issue and get ready to Fly

The 10 Greatest Drummers of the '90s
How Dave Grohl, Jimmy Chamberlin, Tre Cool and others contributed to a decade of drumming

Top 10 Bass Riffs of the '90s
The thrum and throb of monster hits by Alice in Chains, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

Top 10 Alice in Chains Songs
The Seattle greats broke out of the box with Layne Staley's grit and Jerry Cantrell's riffs. Here are their best works.

Top 10 Courtney Love and Hole Songs
Courtney Love and Hole were trailblazers for women in rock. See why

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Your Favorite Bands on Tour in 2016
Get the info on upcoming concerts by some of the biggest names in rock: Pearl Jam, Marilyn Manson, Blink-182 and more!

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Your Favorite Bands on Tour in 2016
Get the info on upcoming concerts by some of the biggest names in rock

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Your Favorite Bands on Tour in 2016
Get the info on upcoming concerts by some of the biggest names in rock

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Top Rock Songs of 1993
As grunge dominated the charts, band like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam became legends in 1993.

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Top 10 Rock Songs of 1997
Marcy Playground, Creed and Blink-182 all made names for themselves in 1997.

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Top 9 Thankful Songs
We handpicked nine tracks by Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith and others to enjoy while you're eating your turkey and pumpkin pie.

The 10 Best Music Videos of the 1990s
Music videos came of age in the 1990s. Here are 10 bands that took the art form to new heights.

Top 10 Rock Songs of 1998
1998 saw massive hits from Everlast, Goo Goo Dolls and more. Here are the top 10 rock songs of that year.

8 Bands To See in Concert Before You Die
U2, Green Day, Radiohead... These are the shows you'll never forget.

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You Oughta Know the '90s' Best Breakup Songs
Revile in the scorn and turn up the volume on these hits from Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Pearl Jam and more.

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Who Should Sing for Stone Temple Pilots Now?
With Scott Weiland’s 2015 death and replacement Chester Bennington’s departure, the three Pilots are reaching out to the public for prospects.

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Jill Sobule, Rainer Maria and Lees of Memory Chime In
Jill Sobule, Rainer Maria and John Davis from Superdrag and the Lees of Memory answer our survey on music, films and experiences.

Rainer Maria's 2014
Rainer Maria are reunited and sharing their 2014 favorites and 2015 plans.

John Davis of Superdrag/the Lees of Memory on His 2014
He's no longer

A Very '90s Tribute to David Bowie
We honor his invaluable contribution to music by sharing with you some of our favorite bands' takes on Bowie classics.

Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016
New tunes are arising from Gwen Stefani, James, Lush and Blink-182. We have the information on those and other releases from the '90s' biggest names.

The Lees of Memory - 'Sisyphus Says'
Superdrag born anew as shoegaze hits all the right notes.

Essential One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s
Remembering bands like Belly and Semisonic who hit the charts, and the charts hit back.

Essential One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s
Remembering bands like Belly and Semisonic who hit the charts, and the charts hit back.

What's That Song in the TV Ad?
See where hits from Weezer, Supergrass and Kid Rock have showed up lately.

What's That Song in the TV Ad?
See where hits from Weezer, Supergrass and Kid Rock have showed up lately.

Best-Sellers: Nirvana - Nevermind
“Smells Like Teen Spirit,” with its unwashed ennui and ragged spunk, changed music forever.

Best-Sellers: No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt conquered a decade of obscurity with this proclamation of womanhood, making singer Gwen Stefani the poster girl for punk-pop.

1. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
The record was Morissette at her bravest. All she really wanted was global domination— and she got it.

2. Metallica - Metallica
The super creepy “Enter Sandman” entered the charts in July 1991 and never left heavy radio rotation.

The Best Rock Collaborations of the 1990s
When music worlds collide, it shakes up the charts. Relive these singles by Temple of the Dog, Weezer and some cross-generational legends.

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Best-Sellers: Creed - Human Clay
Their first album, 1997’s

Best-Sellers: Santana - Supernatural
A stunning crossover success, this aural fiesta by guitar legend Carlos Santana secured his place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Best-Sellers: Green Day - Dookie
Those still longing for their underground days wanted Armstrong’s head. Everyone else wanted to put “Welcome to Paradise” on full blast.

Best-Sellers: Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
On the strength of “Let Her Cry” and “Hold My Hand,” people were able to look past the group’s goofy name and indulge in this soulful record.

Best-Sellers: Matchbox 20 - Yourself or Someone Like You
The Matchbox Twenty album was aptly named, as its pensive everyman nature could appeal to rockers, bubblegum enthusiasts and easy listening fans.

Best-Sellers: Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause
With a cigar in his mouth and a thuggish hat on his head, Robert Ritchie put “hick-hop” on the map.

The 10 Biggest Sellers in '90s Rock
Alanis Morissette, Metallica and Nirvana are among the biggest-selling rock acts of the 1990s. Who else made history? Read our list.

Slash No. 1
A reveler dresses as Guns 'N Roses' Slash for Halloween.

Slash No. 2
Slash came in all shapes and sizes. Here's Erika Hernandez with her take on the guitar god.

Slash No. 3
Another West Hollywood street-partygoer as Slash.

The Aquabats
Friendly twosome Brandon Rodriguez and Jessica Roame were the best superheroes of them all-- ska luminaries the Aquabats.

Blind Melon's Bee Girl costume
Nathan Carden caused a buzz as the Bee Girl from Blind Melon's

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The Best Signature Guitars of the 1990s
Ax masters from J Mascis to Jerry Cantrell have their own namesakes. Get the details here.

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Having a Ball with Barenaked Ladies
Drummer Tyler Stewart talks about new album and obsessive pinballing

David Lowery - A History of Defiance
Read how the indie rock legend is changing how musicians get paid in this biography

The Best Music Box Sets of the 1990s
Our selections range from live metal assaults, Minotaurs and even some unmentionables.

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Kid Rock’s Chillin’ the Most Cruise
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Monsters of Rock Cruise
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Sister Hazel – The Rock Boat XVI
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Music Festivals at Sea
Sublime with Rome, Weezer, Kid Rock and Extreme rock the boat with their hardcore fans in our ship-shape slideshow.

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8 Reasons Why Dave Matthews Band Rules
The lyrics, videos and 2016 tour dates prove the pop-jammers have staying power.

PJ Harvey - "When Under Ether"
One of the most combative vocalists in alternative rock, PJ Harvey scaled it back for this 2007 offering.

Liz Phair - "Why Can't I?"
The song, crafted in the image of hits by Avril Lavigne, became the indie provocateur’s biggest hit, showing up in mega movies like

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Daniel Johns - "Aerial Love"
When he embarked on a solo career in 2015, he veered again, drowning in a languid R&B much like Frank Ocean or D’Angelo.

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Chris Cornell - "Scream"
The punchline that will never stop haunting the Soundgarden bellower, this 2009 Timbaland production had the industry up in arms.

The Smashing Pumpkins - "Eye"
With the drug-related departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in 1996, the Smashing Pumpkins regrouped as a trio and went the electronic route.

Mike Patton - "Il Cielo in Una Stanza"


Darius Rucker - "Don't Think I Don't Think About It"
In 2008, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” became the first country hit by an African-American in 25 years

Jewel - "Intuition"
“Intuition” flounced like a mid-career Britney Spears song, and gave itself to promoting Schick razors.

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Rob Thomas - "Smooth"
Its electric, almost flamenco flavor lifted the Matchbox Twenty front man from alternative everyman to bona fide star status.

The Most Dramatic Musical Shifts by '90s Artists
What happened when Rob Thomas, Liz Phair, Darius Rucker and other rockers abandoned the sound that made them famous?

Anton Newcombe vs. his bandmates
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Pearl Jam vs. Ticketmaster
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5 Famous Rock Star Fights
Courtney Love vs. Kathleen Hanna, Axl Rose vs. Kurt Cobain and more

9 Albums Influenced by Oasis' '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'
The nearly flawless classic inspired legions of artists, from the Killers to Coldplay, to write their own masterpieces.

Essential Christian Rock Albums of the 1990s
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Art Alexakis of Everclear Is in a Charitable Mood
The 1990s gave Everclear some unforgettable hits. Now the band is giving back in a charity performance at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Interview - Rachel Haden and Anna Waronker of That Dog
Haden Triplet Rachel and fellow that dog. singer Anna Waronker open up about album four, their day jobs and tour demands

Who Is Beck?
Beck became one of the most influential songwriters of the 1990s, dabbling in funk, lovelorn acoustica and even Tin Pan Alley sheet music.

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The Road to Radiohead's 'Moon Shaped Pool'
Follow the signs that led to the release of Radiohead's 'A Moon Shaped Pool,' their ninth studio album, featuring 'Burn the Witch' and 'Daydreaming'

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Tales from '90s Rock's Biggest Fans
We spoke with fans of various ’90s artists who stand out thanks to their tenacity, collections and embodiment of what it means to live for the music.

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The Strangest Band Merchandise on the Internet
We uncovered some of the weirdest items in musicians’ stores for you to plunder, from the Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Blur and others.

Bands and Genres
Your starting point for all things '90s rock. Explore the sounds and artists that have made the music era such a pioneering one.

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Who made a splash in '90s Rock?

Top 10 Blink-182 Songs
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Top 10 Rock Songs of 1990
Check out the top 10 rock songs from the year 1990, including tunes from the Black Crowes, Aerosmith and AC/DC.

Flashback Favorite - Collective Soul's Self-Titled
In 1995 and 1996, the world Collective Soul knew was one of endless opportunity. We celebrate their self-titled sophomore album in this review.

Two Canvases: When Music and Art Collide
Many rockers have second careers as painters, such as John Davis of Superdrag and the Lees of Memory. We explore their visual works here.

Dreaming in Digital - The History of Cyber Rock
Industrial music mated with metal, acid house and goth to form cyber rock, an apocalyptic scene that was reverent and terrified of computers.

Interview - Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
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Should You Bother with Post-Millennial Output by '90s Rockers?
Pearl Jam, Oasis. Marilyn Manson, No Doubt and others continue to crank out the goods, but are they worth your time? We do the dirty work for you.

Top 10 '90s Rock Ballads
Guns N' Roses, the Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails are among those included in our compilation of the best rock ballads of the 1990s.

This Singer's 8-Cent Check Is What's Wrong with the Music Industry
Musicians such as Hatfield and David Lowery of Cracker, and organizations such as CASH Music are fighting for artists' dues in this streaming climate

8 Things You Might Not Know About Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum are having a

All About Lenny Kravitz
Learn about this biracial, multi-genre musician known for

Interview: Kathi Wilcox of the Julie Ruin and Bikini Kill
Kathi Wilcox, bassist for the Julie Ruin and Bikini Kill, talks about her long friendship with Kathleen Hanna and her love for playing in a feminist band.

All A 'Blur' - The History of Britpop's Heroes
There's so much more to Blur than 'Song 2.' Read up on the British band's history.

Everything You Need To Know About Sleater-Kinney
Learn about Sleater-Kinney, one of rock's most daring and outspoken trios. Their highly anticipated reunion album, No Cities To Love, came out Jan. 20, 2015.

Stop Your Seething - Veruca Salt Talk Reunion Tour and Album
The 'Volcano Girls' charge on with a new album and exhilarating comeback tour. We talked to Nina and Louise about their long-awaited reunion.

Radiohead on a 'Polyfauna' Spree and More '90s Rock News
Thom Yorke expands his band's phone app, and other tidbits from the best '90s rockers.

The Wallflowers - Bringing Down the Horse
We revisit this classic '90s rock album that established Bob Dylan's son as a gifted musician unto himself.

Concert Reviews
Catching '90s rock acts in concert? We review the shows here.

Film Reviews
'90s Rock on the big screen

Artists and Bands G-O
From Garbage to the Offspring. 90s Rock.

Artists and Bands P-Z
From Pavement to Zebrahead. 90s Rock.

Tours
Catch your favorite artists from the alternative era on the road!

Significant events in '90s Rock
From the demise of hair metal to Metallica suing Napster, '90s rock carved its niche into music history.

Reviews
How have classic '90s rock albums withstood the test of time? How's the new output from essential rockers of the era? We explore them all.

Top 10 Nirvana Songs
Smells Like Teen Spirit to Sliver, Nirvana's songs grasped a generation by the throat. Here are the Seattle band's 10 best tunes.

'90s Rock Music Top Picks
Debate the great decade of '90s Rock with Top 10 Lists, recommendations and essentials of the genre.

Stone Temple Pilots' 'Tiny Music' Turns 20
STP went glam on their third album, full of references to Scott Weiland's deadly drug use. Read the back story and learn about 'Tiny Music's' impact.

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An index of categories in the

Shooting the Breeze with Monique Powell of Save Ferris
We chat with Monique Powell of Save Ferris and author Andrea Warner on their favorites things of 2015: books, music, TV and more.

Save Ferris and Author Andrea Warner on their 2015 Faves
We chat with Monique Powell of Save Ferris and author Andrea Warner on their favorite things about 2015. Page 2.

Brian Setzer Delivers Swingin' Christmas Spectacular
Instrument theatrics a highlight of the annual rockabilly show. Read our review of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's concert performance.

8 Cover Songs That Rocked the '90s
Here are eight covers that rocked the ’90s and gave new life to tracks by David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney.

10 Best Guitar Riffs of the '90s
Dust off your chops and rock out to classics by Metallica, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots and other major players of the 1990s.

The Best Spring Fling Songs
Serenade your sweetheart with these whimsical songs from Sixpence None the Richer, Semisonic, Jimmy Eat World and other softies.

Meet Bratmobile, Riot Grrrl's Pottymouths
The origins, riot-grrrl reign and two breakups of Bratmobile

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Rock Stars' Real Names
What are the birth names of legends like Marilyn Manson and Flea? Find out in our trivia slideshow.

Top 10 Kathleen Hanna Songs
Since the early 1990s, Hanna’s refusal to be caged by the patriarchy has made her an essential figure in music. Here are 10 of her best works.

The Greatest Protest Rock Songs of the 1990s
Rage-ing with the Boss, Bikini Kill and More

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Food from Your '90s Rock Faves
It turns out that many a musician from our favorite decade are cooking up some good stuff. Whet your whistle and take a look.

Infuse Bad Religion and Other Rockers Into Your Holiday Song List
Shake up your sleepy yuletide shindig with tracks from the punk legends and more rockin' Rudolphs.

Wintery '90s Songs To Keep You Warm
Declare a snow day and indulge in tunes by Nick Cave, Lisa Loeb, Soundgarden and more.

The Essential '90s Rock Biographies
These 10 selections provide meaty looks into the lives of our favorite bands, fraught with sex, drugs and redemption. Read up on Anthony Kiedis, a Korn guitarist and queen Courtney Love.

Jack Off Jill's Jessicka Addams Post-Reunion, After Grrrl
On being a kindler, gentler riot goth 15 years after 'Clear Hearts Grey Flowers'

Your Motivational '90s Mixtape
We’ve compiled a playlist of the songs from the ’90s that will get you off your butt and get moving toward a better version of yourself.

Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins on Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp
Stephen Perkins looks back on 25 years of 'Nothing's Shocking' and looks forward to teaching aspiring sticksmen his tricks of the trade.

Kelley Deal of the Breeders Interview
The artist and knitter gets crafty in side project R. Ring

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The Most Underrated '90s Bands
For every Nirvana, there were dozens of bands who were just as talented and hard-working. Here are the '90s groups who deserve a another listen.

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The Most Underrated '90s Bands
For every Nirvana, there were dozens of bands who were just as talented and hard-working. Here are the '90s groups who deserve a another listen.

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10 Rock Bands Who Give to Charity
To commemorate National Philanthropy Day, we're recognizing some of the most generous musicians.

Interview - The Verve Pipe's Brian Vander Ark
'The Freshmen' group divulge their secret to longevity: rebranding and writing children's songs

Melissa Etheridge Interview
The groundbreaking musician on spirituality, health and hip-hop

Top 13 Weezer Songs
Delve into the wild world of Rivers Cuomo and his emo brethren with this countdown.

Top 13 Weezer Songs
Delve into the wild world of Rivers Cuomo and his emo brethren with this countdown.

Blur Bedazzle at the Hollywood Bowl
It was a delectable set, and not just because giant LED ice cream cones dressed the stage. Read the review here.

Top 10 Smashing Pumpkins Songs
From the psychedelia of their 1991 debut LP, 'Gish,' to the cyber prog of 2014's 'Monuments to an Elegy,' SP's output has been, well, monumental.

'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' Saved My Life
A look back at the landmark Smashing Pumpkins album through a fan's eyes

Dave Navarro and Dave Kushner: Kiss for a Cause
The hailed guitarists speak up for cancer victims ahead of a Nov. 3 charity concert

Spookiest '90s Rock Songs
Planning a Halloween party? Add Marilyn Manson, Tool and Smashing Pumpkins to your mix.

9 Albums That Influenced No Doubt's 'Tragic Kingdom'
Ska forefathers, new wavers and punk princesses all shaped the diamond-selling work

Sonic Youth - 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star'
Rediscovering an unsung favorite album in the Gordon/Moore catalog. Read on the origins and stories behind the

Record Store Day 2015 Merch - What's It Worth?
From the Foo Fighters to U2, all the vinyl - and the payoff - you could hope for

The Lyrics That Defined the '90s
Despite all my rage, you're my wonderwall. These are the words we lived by in our teens and 20s.

Spoon at KAABOO
Singer Britt Daniel partied like it was 1995 during his band's KAABOO set Sept. 19, 2015.

Counting Crows at KAABOO
Adam Duritz and his flock were most impressive at their most tender during their KAABOO performance Sept. 19, 2015.

311 at KAABOO
311 rocked the Grandview stage at KAABOO on Sept. 19, 2015.

Sheryl Crow at KAABOO
Sheryl Crow proved 53 is the new 33 at her KAABOO performance Sept. 18, 2015.

No Doubt at KAABOO
As downtrodden as she was in spirit, Gwen Stefani made up for it in sexy slithers, divorce-revenge abs and platinum-blonde ambition at No Doubt's KAABOO performance.

No Doubt, 311 and More Perform at Inaugural KAABOO
The lineup targeted Generation X and Baby Boomers, with acts such as Counting Crows, 311 and No Doubt gracing six stages.

Essential 90s Rock Albums by Women
The essential grrrly rock albums of the 1990s.

Toadies - 'Heretics'
The 12 tracks chill out the band’s normally fearsome sound, encouraging what singer Vaden Lewis calls in a recent video “the most depressing mosh pit ever.”

Stereophonics - Keep the Village Alive Review
Film noir for the rock 'n' roll soul on the Welsh band's ninth album

K’s Choice and the 'Phantom' Menace
Sarah Bettens talks about

Awesome Autumn Songs To Share
Featuring classics from Radiohead, Yo La Tengo and others who capture the essence of fall.

The History of Rock Music in the 1990s (continued)
Part two of our rock history rundown explores the rise of Warped Tour, nu-metal and soccer-mom sounds. Page 2.

The History of Rock Music in the 1990s
Rock music of the 1990s brought us everyone from Nirvana to those

Waxing on Tracy Bonham's New Album
8 things you need to know about the latest from the

Bikini Kill Hit the 'Playground' for Newly Unearthed Demo
'Revolution Girl Style Now' is out Sept. 22 on Bikini Kill Records on CD, digital, vinyl and cassette formats.

The Must-See Music Documentaries of the '90s
Grunge gods to Green Day make our list for the must-watch docs of the 1990s.

All about that brass
The merry genre of ska put trumpets, sax and other horns at the forefront.

Bass in your face
When nu-metal rose in the ranks, so did the number of strings on their most sinister-sounding instruments. Check out the five-string bass from Korn's Fieldy.

Moog it on over
Trent Reznor cut his teeth on a Moog, a space-alien synthesizer invented in the 1960s. It also permeated songs by Smash Mouth, Dandy Warhols and Blur.

Sunny sweet vocals
Juliana Hatfield, Kay Hanley, Dolores O’Riordan and Lisa Loeb were among the pixies leading bands, choosing to coo rather than caw.

Give the drummer some
Alt rock bands were nothing without a rhythmic backbone. In the 1990s, maple and birch woods competed for the loyalty of the greatest pummelers.

Get back to the Strat with the lightning strap
The Fender Stratocaster continued its legacy into the 1990s by serving as the go-to for six-string gods such as Kurt Cobain and John Frusciante.

Big Muff's the stuff
Everyone from the Smashing Pumpkins to Dinosaur Jr. employed this gnarly box on their most popular singles.

Voice, Instruments and Vibe - How To Get the 90s Rock Sound
Ever wondered how to re-create John Frusciante’s sweet licks on Blood Sugar Sex Magik? Or how to hit the skins like Jimmy Chamberlin? Read this how-to.

Sing from the Gut
Learn how to emulate Eddie Vedder, Layne Staley or Chris Cornell.

Interview - Sarah McLachlan Shines On
The Canadian songstress on Malala Yousafzai, Bob Rock and Lilith Fair

Weezer Tell Best Coast to 'Go Away' and More '90s News
Babes in Toyland return, and Live march on with a new singer on their autumn 2014 album.

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails Are Rock Hall Nominees
Punk-pop and industrial pioneers are about to earn their places in music history.

Blues Traveler Blow Up the Moon on New Album
We’ve also got tidbits this week on Tom DeLonge’s alien encounter and tour updates from Slash and L7.

Garbage's Self-Titled Debut Album Turns 20
The band will commemorate the anniversary with American and European tours in autumn 2015, as well as a re-release featuring remixes and demos.

All About the '90s Swing Revival
The Swing Revival of the 1990s was so money. Read about Brian Setzer, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and others who led the dance floor revolution.

Silverchair - 'Freak Show'
The grungy sophomore album by the Australian threesome gets a vinyl re-release

311's Self-Titled Album Turns 20
Read about the record that may or may not be responsible for spawning Linkin Park.

The Sonic Youth Story
Read about the rise and fallout of royal rock couple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon

Top 10 Rock Songs of 1996
We explore where Alanis, STP and others fell on the charts in 1996.

Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson Rock Conservative Orange County
The bands welcome back key members Jimmy Chamberlin and Twiggy Ramirez at bombastic concert

Rapper Spose Says 'Alternative Radio Saved My Life'
Read how Billy Corgan and Kayne West equally inspire the Maine artist.

Veruca Salt - 'Ghost Notes'
The Chicago Seethers put out their first proper record in 18 years.

New Songs from Sublime with Rome, Toadies and More
Do you hear the call of the “Sirens”? They’re saying: “Summertime’s Coming.”

Courtney Love and the Empire of Rock Star Cameos
Let’s take a look at some notable ’90s rocker appearances on TV. They cover memorable musical performances and some downright bizarre roles.

Recognize These Celebs in '90s Rock Videos?
We've got reels from a Homeland antihero, a Friend and a wayward talk show host.

The Straight Dopamine on the New Third Eye Blind Album
How's it gonna be? Read our preview!

New Videos from Veruca Salt, Failure, Blur and More
A slew of bands has released and is gearing up to unveil new albums this season. Watch their latest videos here.

Top 10 Rock Songs of 1999
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink-182 and Limp Bizkit all had giant hits in 1999.

Essential Spike Jonze Music Videos
Before he was gobbling up Oscars for his groundbreaking films like Her, Spike Jonze was a skateboard video director and later one of the 1990s most prolific music video directors.

Weird Al Yankovic's Best Parodies of the 1990s
Before he was inflicting 'Mandatory Fun' on listeners, 'Weird Al' Yankovic was delivering top-notch comedic versions of songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Offspring and other huge '90s Rock bands.

Magic’s in the Makeup – Inside the Lives of Tribute Bands
There is an alternate universe to our own, where Bradley Nowell of Sublime still performs with beach-bum gusto and Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell rocks out like it’s 1999.

Is There Hope for a Guns N' Roses Reunion?
Read about efforts to get the gang back together via documentary, as well as body-slamming news on Billy Corgan and Bono.

Tom DeLonge Bails on Blink-182
Details on the ongoing soap opera, as well as deep dives into the new Kurt Cobain doc and the connection between foodies and ’90s Rockers.

Things Get Extreme with Jimmy Fallon in New Vid
More details below on this, Foo Fighters’ headlining gig at Austin City Limits and fresh works from Barenaked Ladies and Tool.

Michael Stipe Emerges from the Shadows
Also, Billy Corgan smashed a prospective collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Slash, well, slashed his marriage papers.

Belle & Sebastian, Bad Religion To Invade Coachella 2015
Also read about Thom Yorke’s $20 million cash cow, Courtney Love’s opera and Scott Weiland’s upcoming album.

Bjork's New Album, 'Vulcinura,' Leaks and Goes Legit on iTunes
Plus, clothing designers sully the memory of Kurt Cobain, the Black Crowes break up (again) and a New Radical earns an Oscar nomination.

Chris Cornell Announces a New Solo Album
Plus, Daniel Johns of Silverchair makes a comeback and Kid Rock pushes a lot of people’s buttons.

Kim Gordon Dishes on Thurston Moore, Billy Corgan and Courtney Love
Plus, Red Hot Chili Peppers pair with Danger Mouse on their new album, and Wes Borland gets brainy.

Metallica's Debut Cassette Demo Gets Reissued
Plus, the Offspring and Blur give hints on their new albums.

'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Coming to Theaters
Plus, Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst gets wrongfully accused of murder, and Tool are finally legally free to release their first new songs in nine years.

Scott Stapp Is Back on Higher Ground
Catch up with the newly sober Scott Stapp, as well as with Third Eye Blind, Eddie Vedder and Thom Yorke, in this roundup

The 90s Take Over Coachella
Ride reunite, Bad Religion rage in the desert

Swallow It Down as 'Jagged Little Pill' Turns 20
Alanis Morissette's Furious Third Album Still Resonates

Veruca Salt Are Golden Again
Musical Valkyries Nina Gordon and Louise Post bury the hatchet, finally.

10 Things To Know About the New Belle and Sebastian Album
Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance isn’t your average twee fare.

10 Things You Need To Know About Noel Gallagher’s New Album
Now that the elder Gallagher is back in the saddle, he’s also square at the helm of Chasing Yesterday. Here are 10 things you need to know about this High Flying Birds collection.

U2 Create Experience of a Lifetime in Concert
Bono and Co. delivered on night two at the Forum, despite the passing of their longtime tour manager

Donita Sparks Speaks About the L7 Reunion
The time is right, as the firebrands are a year into compiling memorabilia for a documentary on their career, and fellow female shredders Babes in Toyland and Veruca Salt are re-emerging from hibernation.

Rancid Revered on Hooligans United
Punk legends get their due from 50-plus bands

The Best Guilty Pleasure Songs of the 1990s
Remember when Hootie was hot?

Veruca Salt Announce a Ghostly New Album
There are also fresh selections from Courtney Love and a Dandy Warhols offshoot to check out.

Babes in Toyland Drum Up Reunion Buzz
Lori Barbero speaks on getting the band back together

Top 10 Rock Songs of 1994
The top 10 rock songs of 1994 represented grunge's finest: Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and others.

Top Rock Songs of 1992
The school of rock, Class of 1992, included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and other heavyweights.

Top 10 Rock Songs of 1991
R.E.M., Metallica, Nirvana and a slew of classic rockers ruled the rock charts in 1991.

Ben Folds Five: 'Live'
The suburbs aren't so rockin' on this concert compilation

The Breeders Perform 'Last Splash' Live at FYF
The Breeders proved to be the real Deal as it performed its classic

Flashback Favorite: Our Lady Peace - Clumsy
Revisiting one of Canada's most heartfelt and bombastic albums of the 1990s, Our Lady Peace's

'90s Rock Genres
Rock music of the '90s took a long, strange trip from Grunge to Electronica. Check out the evolution and different terms that sprung up during the decade.

Artist Profiles
Meet the bands and artists who made the most memorable rock music in the 1990s. Get the facts and fun trivia all in one place.

Festival and Tour History
Get in the van and re-experience these festivals and packaged tours that defined 1990s rock.