From covers by Foo Fighters and Tori Amos to Muse and Chvrches, the influence of the Purple One clearly reaches far beyond pop and R&B.
While we're not even half of the way through 2016, we've already lost a staggering amount of musical talent.
It's 4/20. You've absolutely got to get the Beatles into your life.
If you're not sure which exclusive special editions you should be elbowing your way towards this RSD, we've got a couple dozen to put on your list.
With the Rock Hall inducting a new class on Friday, it's startling to realize Hall & Oates are on the inside while the Smiths are still on the outside looking in.
Alice in Chains were never a grunge band in the Sub Pop sense of the word, but they came to define a metallic edge of the genre.
With just four chords and unintelligible lyrics, Nirvana stirred a tidal wave of grunge that crashed over the mainstream and forever altered the pop landscape.
While the wave of mainstream grunge crashed after just a couple years, the impact is still visible everywhere.
Nobody looks cool all the time. Okay, maybe Iggy Pop, but still.
Whether they created groundbreaking new sounds or were pioneers in the digital era, these are the artists most responsible for the state of alternative music now.