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Why David Bowie, Johnny Rotten, Motley Crüe and Nirvana Owe This Guy a Big One

The band was fronted by a guy named Alice who wore women's clothes. They played New York City a month before the Stonewall riots and caused their own riot amongst the fawning drag queens in attendance when Alice started tossing beer bottles in the audience to get a reaction. New York City police should not have messed with a bunch of pissed off drag queens hopped up on testosterone and Alice Cooper!
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Nirvana's Musical Legacy 20 Years After Kurt Cobain

Nirvana did what all great bands do: they made everyone else catch up. Mainstream radio accommodated alternative music's idiosyncracies, in the case of Nirvana the confrontation of Cobain's distorted guitar, vocal roughness, sonic dissonance, and deliberately nonsensical lyrics. Whatever one's view of Cobain, it is undeniable that he set pop music on a new course.