Looking back at Hole’s debut “Pretty On The Inside”

Hole’s debut album produced by Kim Gordon it’s one of the 90’s Alternative Rock seminal albums and gained a cult following among rock and punk music fans since it’s release on September 17th, 1991

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Revisiting “Ten”, the timeless debut of Pearl Jam turns 30

“Ten” remains for some Pearl Jam’s best, or at least, the favorite for non-fans of the Seattle band that still dispute “Ten” as a Grunge album or a FM Rock album. We look back at this Rock music landmark released on August 27, 1991

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Top 10 Alice In Chains Songs with Layne Staley

Born on August 22, 1967, alongside Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell, Layne Staley was one of the most distinct and popular singers of the Grunge Rock movement during the early 1990’s. Look back at the Top 10 Alice In Chains songs featuring Layne Staley

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Alternative Rock producer and Garbage member Butch Vig turns 66

Butch Vig produced some of the most acclaimed albums of the 1990’s including “Nevermind” by Nirvana and “Siamese Dream” by The Smashing Pumpkins and his own band Garbage debut in 1995. Today he turns 66

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Remembering Chris Cornell: The Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

Chris Cornell, one of the chief architects of the 1990’s Grunge movement was born 57 years ago today, we remember his voice and his music on this Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

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Revisiting the heavier than heaven debut Nirvana album “Bleach”

Proudly recorded by $606.17, “Bleach” it’s perhaps the only legitimate Grunge album Nirvana did. Released on June 15, 1989 on Sub Pop, the record features a selection of Grunge songs that approaches the style used by some of their Seattle peers, such as The Melvins, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden or TAD, a slow, sludgy and heavy Grunge Rock with influences of Punk and 70’s Heavy Metal blend in together. We look back at this now historical Rock album

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Top 12 Krist Novoselic’s Nirvana Songs

Nirvana revolutionized Alternative Rock during the early 90’s and While Cobain is still remembered as the engineer of Nirvana’s sound, Novoselic’s bass guitar also played an important part in several of Nirvana’s songs, giving it a solid and distinct beat

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Alice In Chains founder and guitarist Jerry Cantrell turns 55 today

Jerry Cantrell founded Alice In Chains with the late Layne Staley in 1987. The band was one of the leaders in the Grunge Rock movement during the 1990’s, and despite Staley’s demise in 2002, Cantrell kept Alice In Chains alive and successful, we look back at his career

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The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan turns 54 today

Billy Corgan wrote some of the most significant Alternative Rock anthems of the 1990’s with The Smashing Pumpkins, but the size of his talent as often been compared to the size of his ego. Corgan was born on this day in 1967

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Pearl Jam original members Jeff Ament and Dave Krusen celebrate their birthdays today

Jeff Ament and Dave Krusen are part of the original Pearl Jam line up. Ament has been an influential figure on Seattle’s Rock scene since the 1980’s and Krusen played all the drum tracks for Pearl Jam’s debut “Ten”. They both celebrate their birthdays today

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Kurt Cobain 54th Anniversary Special

A talented artist, songwriter, musician and a passionate advocate for women’s and gay rights, Kurt Cobain left the earthly plan by his own hand on April 8, 1994 at age 27, but today we celebrate his life with a special feature that includes 6 articles to remember Kurt Cobain

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Former Sonic Youth guitarist and co-founder Lee Ranaldo turns 65

Together with Sonic Youth, Ranaldo released many influential Alternative Rock albums ever since their beginning during the early 1980’s in the New York Underground music scene. The guitar sound of Lee Ranaldo played a key role on the band’s signature sound. Lee Ranaldo turns 65

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The Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo turns 55 today

During the early 1990’s, Stone Temple Pilots became one of the biggest Alternative Rock bands in the world, producing hits such as “Plush”, “Creep”, “Crackerman” or “Interstate Love Song”, founding member and bassist Robert DeLeo turns 55 today

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Revisiting Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum” 

It’s a common a place for music fans to consider 1970 “Black Sabbath” the first Metal album but San Francisco band Blue Cheer were the first ones to change the game when they released their influential album “Vincebus Eruptum” on this day in 1968

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Nirvana delivers an explosive performance at Saturday Night Live on this day in 1992

On January 1992 Nirvana appears on Saturday Night Live and deliver a memorable performance that included “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Territorial Pissings” and…french kissing

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Influential Alternative Rock Bassist Mike Watt Turns 63 today

Mike Watt started his career as a founder and member of the Punk fusion band Minutemen, since the tragic end of the band in 1985 due to the death of singer and guitarist D.Boon, that he has led a very successful career, influencing several bands and artists from Alternative to Grunge and collaborating with names such as Sonic Youth, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Frank Black among many others; he also toured as a member of the Stooges in 2003 . We look back at his career

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On December 16, 1993 MTV premieres Nirvana’s unplugged concert

The most popular of all MTV Unplugged concerts was first aired by MTV in the U.S on December 16, 1993  and was later released as an album “Unplugged In New York” in 1994 shortly after Kurt Cobain’s death, and remains one of their most popular and best selling works

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Remembering Scott Weiland who passed away 5 years ago today in 2015*

One of Rock’s greatest and more distinctive voices over the last 30 years, Scott Weiland passed away 5 years ago today in 2015 at age 48. Together with the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver he made songs that are now regarded as solid classics such as “Plush” or “Interstate Love Song”

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Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron turns 58 today

Matt Cameron is one of the most influential drummers that came out from the Seattle Grunge scene, becoming famous in the early 1990’s as the drummer for Soundgarden and later Pearl Jam, today he turns 58

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Nirvana performed an unique version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the British TV show Top Of The Pops on this day in 1991

In 1991 Nirvana were invited to play the popular British TV Show Top Of The Pops. Not happy with the show’s demand to lip-sync Kurt Cobain literally tried to swallow the microphone while singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” an octave lower

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Former Screaming Trees lead singer Mark Lanegan turns 56 today

Mark Lanegan came to prominence during the 1990’s as part of the Seattle Grunge scene as the singer for the Screaming Trees, today with a successful solo career he is one of the most acclaimed alternative music singer-songwriters, Lanegan turns 56 today

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Remembering Scott Weiland on his birthday

Scott Weiland was one of Rock’s greatest and more distinctive voices over the last 30 years. Together with the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver he made songs that are now regarded as solid classics such as “Plush” or “Interstate Love Song”. Scott passed away in 2015 at age 48, today he would had turned 53

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The 30 best and essential Grunge albums of all time picked by Pop Expresso

In the early 1990’s the Alternative Rock revolution took over the airwaves, with it’s epicenter in Seattle, Grunge became for many the last significant Rock movement spreading quickly around the planet. From Nirvana to TAD, we explore the 30 best and essential Grunge albums of all time

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“Nevermind”: A Pop Mix Inside A Punk Test Tube

Nirvana shredded into the mainstream on September 24th, 1991 with “Nevermind”.It was all too quick and too fast for Nirvana, their impact in music was tremendous and echoes to this day

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Revisiting “In Utero”, Nirvana’s Last Testament

Released officially worldwide on September 21st, 1993, “In Utero” it’s the most corrosive of all Nirvana albums and light years away from it’s predecessor the successful 1991 “Nevermind” that brought fame to the Seattle band and put them on the lead of the Grunge movement in the early 90’s

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