Left behind by the ’90s grunge movement that they helped foster, the Melvins have persevered by staying true to their hardcore roots. The band’s latest disc keeps their flame burning bright.
Persevering through years of power plays, name-calling, and assorted legal threats, the long-gestating Nirvana box set has finally hit store shelves. “With The Lights Out” is a big Christmas gift for Nirvana fans that has arrived just in time to stuff the stocking of the Gen-X-ers on your list.
Ten years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain committed suicide in his Seattle home. And despite the passage of time, the man who was baptized as the “voice of his generation” in the 1990s is still a figure of reverence and fascination for the public and media. Soundbytes olumnist David Hyland examines his legacy.