How artists like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, the Offspring, Nine Inch Nails and others rose from the alternative underground to conquer the rock world. The incredible rise of alt-rock, as charted in the pages of Guitar World magazine. Trace the history and spectacular growth of the scene from college campuses to the great concert halls and rock arenas of the world.
In addition to complete histories of alternative rock guitar, punk rock, hardcore, industrial and grunge rock, this mammoth collection of articles also features interviews with some of alt-rock's most important artists, including Smashing Pumpkins, Live, Soundgarden, the Offspring, Hole, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, Oasis, Stone Temple Pilots, REM and Bush. Read the fascinating, sometimes sordid, story of Jane's Addiction, take part in the histrionic meeting between the Ramones' Joey Ramone and punk-ska sensations Rancid, savour Johnny Rotten's and Steve Jones' thoughts on the Sex Pistols' 1996 reunion tour and the story of the Clash, punk rock's elder statesmen.
Other stories include The Butthole Surfers, Black Flag, Husker Du and Alice In Chains. Everybody's complete guide to the alt-rock scene and the visionaries that made it America's dominant rock form.