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They might not be the first band you think of when you hear the word "grunge," but Soundgarden transcended Seattle in just about every possible way.
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Check out how we rank each of the Chili Peppers' albums, do a little dance and then drink a little water.
Nirvana often get credit for firing the first shots of the alternative revolution of the '90s, but it all began nearly a decade earlier with Jane's Addiction.
Whether you've been with U2 since their post-punk beginnings or first heard of them when you deleted 'Songs of Innocence' from your iPhone, their legacy is secure.
The Flaming Lips have defied all the odds by not only staying productive for as long as they have, but by consistently upping their game as time passes.
They used to wish they were special. Now they're the most artistically significant band of the past two decades.
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.