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.
Go on, try and name a cooler rock dad. He’s just the best, the best, the best, the best, the b—
Some say it’s better to burn out than fade away. But what if these stars had stayed around just a little bit longer?
Imitation is flattery, or something like that. Or influence? That’s the nice word for it.
All of these records came out in 1993, which was a damn good year for music. Sorry if this makes you feel totally ancient.
Eddie Vedder sings Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney fronts Nirvana, and more from the superstar Sandy charity gig.
At least for tonight, anyway. Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic are teaming up with McCartney at tonight’s 12.12.12 Concert in Manhattan for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Enjoy or hate, either way is fine.
He had very good taste! Pretty much all of this handwritten list from Journals, a collection of his letters and drawings published in 2002, holds up really well today.
Music is great, but it’s better with frosting. And yeah, that’s a Nickelback cake.
Sadly, it’s not going to be about a mulatto, an albino and a mosquito sharing an apartment in Seattle.
Even Marilyn Manson looks adorable (in a derpy sort of way). (Via Reddit)
Did you have any of these pinned to your bedroom wall?
From Green Day’s “Longview” to Britney Spears’ “Touch of My Hand,” pop stars love to sing about self-pleasure.