Will rock/punk/alternative ever make a comeback?

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I see bits of it coming back but only in the “emo” “scene” way....I lived through that era and much preferred 90s grunge and alternative which was a little before my time but to me, bands like Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, etc stood the test of time better than the 00s emo.

Smashing Pumpkins was the last big remanant of grunge rock.
 
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I see bits of it coming back but only in the “emo” “scene” way....I lived through that era and much preferred 90s grunge and alternative which was a little before my time but to me, bands like Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, etc stood the test of time better than the 00s emo.

Same here, I prefer 90s grunge and alternative to 00s emo. It gets annoying fast to me. But I do have some bands I love from the early 00s though.

You mentioned Hole, I'm crazy about Hole. They're in my top 5 90s bands. I just love listening to Courtney Love screaming on records. And her writing!! :cry:
 
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Same here, I prefer 90s grunge and alternative to 00s emo. It gets annoying fast to me. But I do have some bands I love from the early 00s though.

You mentioned Hole, I'm crazy about Hole. They're in my top 5 90s bands. I just love listening to Courtney Love screaming on records. And her writing!! :cry:


Courtney Love has done a lot of crazy shit and had drug issues so people don’t like or respect her (along with the whole Killed Kurt thing that I just don’t believe), but she is a very good songwriter and a TRUE rockstar. Honestly I think the 90s is when white women made the best music, vs their corniness in other decades the whole smart angry white chick thing worked really well. Courtney, Shirley Manson from Garbage and Fiona Apple are the best examples of this
 
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Courtney Love has done a lot of crazy shit and had drug issues so people don’t like or respect her (along with the whole Killed Kurt thing that I just don’t believe), but she is a very good songwriter and a TRUE rockstar. Honestly I think the 90s is when white women made the best music, vs their corniness in other decades the whole smart angry white chick thing worked really well. Courtney, Shirley Manson from Garbage and Fiona Apple are the best examples of this

I love Shirley Manson. Version 2.0 was one of my first records ever bought (though I ended up having it 2 years after its release).
 
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Maybe it can but something genre bending and fusion like this to give it a fresh take. It won't come back the same as it was in the past as it shouldn't, it has to keep evolving. The artist/band who is successfully able to do that will bring it back to the forefront.

 
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Yes, but it’s going to be pop rock and maybe pop metal. Pop and hip hop have a strangled hold on mainstream music.

There’s more neo-psychedelic rock bands in the underground more than ever, and indie rock is pretty solid. The thing is what type of rock do people want to hear, and seeing that no wants anything but (bubblegum) pop infused music, I doubt true rock will ever be popular again. Unless teens start to find a type of rebellion in it, which they’re finding in rap more and more now. Rock is considered old people music which is unfortunate.
 
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Rock music can comeback, but will most likely have techno and hip-hop influences. Trap-metal is the current alternative genre. Beat makers are more readily available and easier to orchestrate than traditional musical instruments. And some songs are meant to be a meme than a hit.
 
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Courtney Love has done a lot of crazy shit and had drug issues so people don’t like or respect her (along with the whole Killed Kurt thing that I just don’t believe), but she is a very good songwriter and a TRUE rockstar. Honestly I think the 90s is when white women made the best music, vs their corniness in other decades the whole smart angry white chick thing worked really well. Courtney, Shirley Manson from Garbage and Fiona Apple are the best examples of this

Courtney Love was a rock visionary in the 90s. I really really connect with her music. I don't really care about her personal life, and yeah people have a lot to say but she gave us masterpiece albums. I have Pretty On The Inside and Live Through This on rotation very frequently. I really appreciate her art. I love Hole more than Nirvana actually!

The 90s were amazing. Kim Deal from Pixies/The Breeders is another of my favorites. That era was golden... Unfortunately I wasn't there lol.
 
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Courtney Love was a rock visionary in the 90s. I really really connect with her music. I don't really care about her personal life, and yeah people have a lot to say but she gave us masterpiece albums. I have Pretty On The Inside and Live Through This on rotation very frequently. I really appreciate her art. I love Hole more than Nirvana actually!

The 90s were amazing. Kim Deal from Pixies/The Breeders is another of my favorites. That era was golden... Unfortunately I wasn't there lol.
I was OBSESSED with Hole when they came on the scene. I also loved them more than Nirvana (I tend to prefer female fronted/all female bands). My 17 year old self thought the world of Courtney Love. Live Through This is one of the best albums I ever heard to this day.

I actually saw the Breeders in 1994. Damn near died in a moshpit during their set. Good times lol.
 
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I find it deeply upsetting that rock failed to make a mainstream comeback during the Trump era. You'd think that would have lit a fire under everyone's asses.
 
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I don't think rock is gonna ever be mainstream again. It sucks now, I am a die hard rock fan. Everyone is trying to be pop or mix with hip hop these days and unlike the 90s they're doing a shitty job. Korn was probably the last rock supergroup to go mainstream. Just when I think someone is gonna come resurrect the genre they fall off hard (The Strokes, Kings of Leon, Greta Van Fleet). I was really rooting for Greta Van Fleet (they're from my state) but they got huge for a second then poof.
 
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Man...Alternative def reminds me of my early years of highschool.

I LOVED Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Blink 182 ect

Alot of my white girl friends stanned Good Charlotte :joy:

Mind you this was 2005/2006 so alot of Alternative music was moving into being pop/hiphop leaning.

Shoot sometimes I’ll randomly listen to alternative music...its truly a great genre.

I think metal/rock/alternative hype kindve died down once MTV switched lanes.
 
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So happy to see other Hole fans. :heart:
"Violet" was always my favorite song.

Lol I loved Hole and Courtney, I spent my youth on the kittyradio message boards. Those were good times.

I miss the 90s and the whole Riot Grrl movement, I miss smart women wrote their own music, played their own instruments, and didn't need to be sexy for men. I don't think there will ever be another Alanis Morissette, they're trying with Billie Ellish (who I like) but shes no where near as talented.
 
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Lol I loved Hole and Courtney, I spent my youth on the kittyradio message boards. Those were good times.

I miss the 90s and the whole Riot Grrl movement, I miss smart women wrote their own music, played their own instruments, and didn't need to be sexy for men. I don't think there will ever be another Alanis Morissette, they're trying with Billie Ellish (who I like) but shes no where near as talented.
I just read the memoirs from Patty Schemel (drummer from Hole), and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney). I looove Alanis. Billie kinda bored me; I really tried.

This is my favorite SK:
 
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I always found Good Charlotte quite appealing. Perhaps because some of the group members seemed cute to me. It's funny how they peaked during the transition between Nu Metal to emo rock/punk.
 
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Is Warped Tour, Bamboozle, and Lolapalozza all finished? I think the end of those huge festivals kinda helped with the downfall of rock
 
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Lol I loved Hole and Courtney, I spent my youth on the kittyradio message boards. Those were good times.

I miss the 90s and the whole Riot Grrl movement, I miss smart women wrote their own music, played their own instruments, and didn't need to be sexy for men. I don't think there will ever be another Alanis Morissette, they're trying with Billie Ellish (who I like) but shes no where near as talented.
I was BIG into Riot Grrrl in the late 90s/early 2000. Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Sleater Kinney, Excuse 17, Huggy Bear. I could go on...
 
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I just read the memoirs from Patty Schemel (drummer from Hole), and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney). I looove Alanis. Billie kinda bored me; I really tried.

This is my favorite SK:
Carrie's book was pretty good. I still need to read Debbie Harry's and Kim Gordon's autobiography.
 
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Carrie's book was pretty good. I still need to read Debbie Harry's and Kim Gordon's autobiography.

Kim Gordon's autobiography is amazing, if you didn't already you'll hate Thurston. I also suggest Viv Albertine's autobiography called Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. I didn't know much about The Slits but her book is amazing although it's about the 70s punk scene.
 
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If yes, how soon do you think it's gonna happen?

Man, this is why I miss so bad my high school and early college years. I was soo into Nu Metal back in the very late 90s and early 2000s. Emo rock was really my shit during 2004-2007 as well. Too bad after 2008 it started to decay badly.

I think Kings of Leon was the closest last thing we had when it comes to alternative/rock and by that time they weren't that many mainstream rock bands left. I miss rock.

Yeah, I didn't notice how dead it was until I realized I am only listening to old rock music. I fucking love Rock. So I would love for it to start being a thing again but everybody wants to sound like drake now LOL.

Kings of leon and don't forgot imagine dragons!

But I love Incubus, Bon Jovi, Sound garen, foo fighters, the killers, papa roach, pearl jam, temple of the dog, GNR, SLASH- I think GNR is actually making some new music ya'll. Slash did say he had been working with the rest of the members via zoom. So maybe they can restore it. If not, I know I can count on Slash to make an album of his own and to collab if not. He is always making music, him and tom morello just came out with a song actually
 
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Kim Gordon's autobiography is amazing, if you didn't already you'll hate Thurston. I also suggest Viv Albertine's autobiography called Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. I didn't know much about The Slits but her book is amazing although it's about the 70s punk scene.
Thanks! And yes, I already hated Thurston. And to think I uses to have a crush on that Shaggy from Scooby-Doo looking fool when I was a teenager
 
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Always been a fan, I absolutely LOVE Korn(Jonathan Davis is forever my man lol), nu metal, grunge, 90s alternative, goth... As far as hitting the mainstream? Eh, it could happen, but I don't think at the same level as it did back then. Best believe the bands are still around making noise, although it may not reflect on the charts. I've been listening to Spiritbox, they're a new favorite of mine.

Lol I still think Jonathan Davis is a cutie!
 
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I see bits of it coming back but only in the “emo” “scene” way....I lived through that era and much preferred 90s grunge and alternative which was a little before my time but to me, bands like Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, etc stood the test of time better than the 00s emo.

Same, no offence to the emo fans here but I just never got into emo - I don't know what it is but it just never meshed with me. Especially the "yelpy" hyperactive vocals.

Whereas pretty much 95% of any grunge or "desert rock" style music (QOTSA / Kyuss etc.) I will enjoy and vibe with. Those distinctive guitar tones and vocals just activate something in my brain.
 

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