James’ singer Tim Booth was born on this day in 1960

Tim Booth joined James in 1981 as their lead singer and lyricist. During the 1990’s James found an audience for their Alternative Pop Rock sound that featured songs such as “Laid”, “Sit Down” or “Sometimes”. Booth was born 64 years ago

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The Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo turns 58 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 58 today

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In 2007 an unreleased Jim Morrison song is used by Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party to publicize the dangers of Global Warming

During his lifetime, Jim Morrison most probably never heard or talked about Global Warming, however, one of his unreleased songs was used decades after his untimely demise by Perry Farrell’s project Satellite Party to publicize the dangers of it

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David Bowie’s Station To Station: The creative side effects of the cocaine

After the much successful incursion into soul music with the album “Young Americans”, Bowie explored new and experimental sounds with “Station To Station” released on January 23, 1976 with his Thin White Duke alter-ego at full steam. Though recorded in Los Angeles, the influential album can be regarded as the preparation for the then upcoming “Berlin Trilogy”

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Zack de la Rocha, the lead singer of the 1990’s politically charged Alternative/Metal band Rage Against the Machine celebrates 54 today

Zack de la Rocha became famous back in the early 1990’s as the lead singer for Alternative/Metal band Rage Against The Machine who back then were notable for their political protest songs with explosive and controversial lyrics. The band came to prominence with their successful debut album “Rage Against the Machine” released in 1992 and that included the songs “Killing in the Name” and “Bullet in the Head”

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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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David Bowie: The Essential Discography

One of Rock and music biggest legends, David Bowie left us a deeply rich and eclectic legacy. We picked some of his best records on this list

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The influential and unique Michael Stipe turns 64 today

Michael Stipe was pivotal in the development of the Alternative Rock music and remains to this day a huge influence singers, songwriters and artists in general . He formed R.E.M. with guitar player Peter Buck in 1979 and the band was one of the first to successfully cross the boundaries of Indie music to the mainstream. Today Michael Stipe turns 64

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The Legendary Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940

Frank Zappa is one of the most influential musicians of all time with one of the most diverse and vast bodies of work, with a career that spanned for over 30 years, he was one of the 1960’s most revolutionary artists. He lived a life dedicated to music, arts and performing. Today would had been his 83rd anniversary, we recap his life and career

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The influential R.E.M. guitar player Peter Buck was born on this day in 1956

The R.E.M. founder and guitar player Peter Buck it’s one Alternative Rock’s most popular artists. Aside of R.E.M., Buck has collaborated with numerous artists and bands, being as a musician or producer, he was pivotal in the development of the Alternative Rock music and to this day a huge influence among guitar players and songwriters. We recap his life and career

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Remembering Mark Lanegan on his birthday

Mark Lanegan came to prominence during the 1990’s as part of the Seattle Grunge scene. As the vocalist of the Screaming Trees and later as a solo artist, he left a body of work that included songs such as “Nearly Lost You” and “The River Rise”. He was born 59 years ago today

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The Life and Career Of Nico

From Berlin to Chelsea Hotel, model, actress, singer, Warhol Superstar, Rock Star lover were just some of the roles Nico lived during her short but intense life. She is best remembered as one of The Velvet Underground’s vocalists on their debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” but Nico’s stunning songs and solo career left an undeniable influence on modern music. We look back at her life on her 85birthday

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In 1995 Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue release their unexpected duet “Where The Wild Roses Grow” and two music worlds collide in the best way possible

When in 1995 Australian artists Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue release their unexpected duet “Where the Wild Roses Grow” taken from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album “Murder Ballads”, nobody expected the wonderful results coming from it

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The founder and former frontman of The Verve Richard Ashcroft turns 52 today

During the 1990’s The Verve became one of the main figures of the British Alternative Rock scene with songs such as “Bitter Sweet Symphony” and “The Drugs Don’t Work”

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Legendary Radio DJ John Peel was born 84 years ago

One of the most important DJ’s in modern music history, the British John Peel left a strong and enduring legacy from a career that had as much impact and importance as the thousands of band’s he promoted

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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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Pat Smear turns 64: Hardcore Punk pioneer, Grammy winner, co-founder of The Germs, former Nirvana and an original Foo Fighter

He’s one of the most iconic and legendary musicians of the Californian Hardcore Punk scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and a member of some of the most influential bands ever, Smear has done it all and gone through it all, from receiving racial and homophobic abuse from a (drunken) famous Rock Superstar to appearing as an extra in a Prince and The Revolution music video and from seeing the legendary frontmen from two of his bands committing suicide in their twenties to composing a song with Paul McCartney

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Alternative Rock producer and Garbage member Butch Vig turns 68

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 68

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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 58 years ago today, we remember his voice and his music on this Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

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Marilyn Manson’s former Bass player Twiggy Ramirez turns 52 today

Twiggy Ramirez was responsible for most of the songwriting on Marilyn Manson’s hit albums “Antichrist Superstar”, “Mechanical Animals” and “Holy Wood”. The bass player, who was recently fired from Marilyn Manson, turns 52 today

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Dave Navarro turns 56 today

Dave Navarro is one of the first Alternative Rock guitar heroes, he has been a member of bands such as Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers but also collaborated with artists as diverse as P.Diddy, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails and Alanis Morissette. We look back at his life and career

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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 Nirvana’s songs, giving it a solid and distinct beat

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 64 today

The Cure scored several hit songs throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s with their unique blend of Post Punk, Goth Rock and Pop music. They are still as relevant and popular today as they were back then. Robert Smith, co-founder and lead singer turns 64 today

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The talented singer-songwriter Linda Perry turns 58

Linda Perry rose to fame during the 1990’s with the Alternative Rock anthem “What’s Up” unique songwriting talent, led her to write and produce songs for an impressive number of artists from many different genres including Pink, Courtney Love and even Enrique Iglesias

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Revisiting “The Velvet Underground & Nico”, a timeless music gem

Revisiting one of the most visionary and influential albums of all time, the 1967 “The Velvet Underground & Nico”, first released on March 12th, 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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The influential and legendary John Cale turns 81 today

Ever since he formed The Velvet Underground back in the 1960’s, that John Cale has had a long and productive career contributing immensely to the Alternative and Art Rock music scene. Today he turns 81

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Influential artist Mark Stewart releases new album “Vs”

Stewart was in the legendary band The Pop Group and has been celebrated as a vital inspiration by Nick Cave, Trent Reznor, James Murphy, Tricky, Massive Attack, St. Vincent and countless others

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East Village Rising Star, Breaker, Releases Timeless Rock Song and Video “People Change”

Breaker has the ability to get any room dancing. From playing piano at home, performing for strangers at parties, to charming friends with his confidence and wit, he has a magnetic personality and maturity that goes beyond his 21 years. With explosive drum and bass, zinging guitars, and a soulful choir of friends, “People Change” is an instant classic.

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Former Screaming Trees lead singer Mark Lanegan dies at 57

The Grunge scene lost another one of its founding voices, Mark Lanegan, singer for the seminal Grunge band Screaming Trees has has died at age 57 at home in Ireland on February 22. Lanegan, now sadly joins the “cursed” group of Grunge rock singers who have prematurely died, including the Seattle scene Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Chris Cornell and the Californian scene Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.

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Former Screaming Trees lead singer Mark Lanegan turns 57 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 57 today

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Tim Williams Delivers Powerful New Single “Sister Misery” From New Band Rollin’ Coffin

As the former frontman of both Bloodsimple and Vision of Disorder, Tim Williams is no stranger to the hardcore music lifestyle. On his new band’s latest single, “Sister Misery”, he gives us a snapshot into those early days and hard living

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Veteran Hit Songwriter, Goat, Returns with Powerful New Track, “Miracle”, to Inspire Respect for Planet Earth

New York City musician Andy Rosen, or Goat as most people know him by, has been writing and performing music for as long as he can remember. From major label success to touring all over the country, he has seen many changes in the music landscape since he started. But it’s the changing landscape of the planet that inspired his latest work and new single, “Miracle”.

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More Than Britpop: “Suede”

In the early 1990’s, British bands such as Blur, Elastica, Oasis or Pulp rose to a Rock music scene then dominated by American Grunge Rock. All those bands were able to distance themselves from the Grunge trend eventually developing what would be called Britpop. Suede were one of the bands, with a rougher edge to it, sharper guitars and vocals, they released their debut self titled album “Suede” in 1993

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