The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2014 class on Tuesday, featuring first ballot inductees Nirvana, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, and KISS (finally).
These images from the new book Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 tell the story of how the band nearly broke up in Rome just before the most crucial show of their career.
Some complementary, some confusing, all classic. Whitney Houston and The Smiths?!
The indie record label had a gentle way of letting Nirvana wannabes down.
Prince or Springsteen? Spice Girls or Lauryn Hill? Britney or Madonna? You may be surprised.
“I’m always in pain, too, and that really adds to the anger in our music…I’m kind of grateful for it.”
Strip away the musical accompaniment and you realise just how powerful these performances are.
These funny photos might just change how you view the iconic rock star.
The 20th anniversary reissue of In Utero contains an awesome historical document.
Artist Butcher Billy has taken iconic ’90s alt-rock heroes and mashed them up with your favorite video game characters.
Why was Alanis Morrissette so upset about that cross-eyed bear?
Twelve rounds of the heated debates you and your best friends had back in the day.
Where did your childhood go?
The iconic band was signed for a mere $600.
Twenty years ago, MTV held the most epic and iconic VMAs of all time — which included appearances by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Madonna, Janet Jackson, R.E.M., and Neil Young. So step aside, 2000 VMAs. Just step aside.
In a rough chronological order, these are the most ’90s hits of the ’90s.
“See, it’s like the creepy little bugs, but ALSO like the parts of music! Get it?!”
Creepy and amazing. Courtesy of the Live! (I See Dead People) Tumblr.
The band’s original label got a letter asking for “her” to appear in a video for Virginia Tech’s homecoming, so they complied as best they could.
She’s the girl with the most cake. AND SHE WILL LIVE FOREVER.
An effing Radio Shack, people. Amazing.
If only they could have held on for a little longer.
Because everything is better with glitter. Everything.
In 1993, Anthony and Flea brought “charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent,” to Nirvana’s taping of MTV Live and Loud. WARNING: too much sexiness ahead.
From Rihanna going #seapunk to the most intense Kanye performance ever, this was a banner year for music on Saturday Night Live.
The day we figure out how to print these at the size of vinyl records is the day we level up as a species.
Ugh, no, Ciara was never a man. And while we’re on the subject, no, Lady Gaga is not a hermaphrodite.
Kurt Cobain was the best. No one’s debating that. But did you know a lot of people sound like him? They do. Well, some do.