When singer Chris Cornell died, the rock world lost not only a charismatic frontman, but also one of its most transcendent voices.
In the year that marked grunge's commercial arrival, a diverse set of albums had a major impact.
‘Bleach’ prototyped the ‘Nevermind’ sound that would deliver Nirvana to a global stage and reshape the future of rock’n’roll.
The original estimate of the drawing, sold through Julien’s Auctions, was between just $10,000-$20,000 (£7098-£14,197).
With Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden at the helm, grunge music exploded in the early 90s – and the world didn’t know what hit it.
The band has also launched its own database site of bootleg concerts, Deep.
'Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star' captures how far Sonic Youth were willing to push against commercial forces with their noise-rock agenda.
A challenging, powerful work, ‘Throwing Copper’ captured the anger and ache of the moment, and launched Live into the spotlight.
What began as a rock’n’roll tribute to a fallen friend ended up being the sleeper start of the Seattle sound explosion heard around the world.
Tickets already purchased for the shows will remain valid for the newly-announced 2022 dates.
The best Nirvana songs defined an era, turned Kurt Cobain into the voice of a generation and still retain an indefinable magic that transcends time.
Offering hints as to where Nirvana “could have gone next”, ‘MTV Unplugged In New York’ remains one of the greatest live albums of all time.
A mix of swaggering hard rock, proto-punk and West Coast hardcore, ‘Ultramega OK’ saw Soundgarden point to the future of rock in the late 80s and 90s.
Full of “nihilism, sentimentality and epic hope”, ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ remains The Smashing Pumpkins’ most vital release.
Diverse, heavy-hitting and truly fearless, the ‘Badmotorfinger’ album ensured that Soundgarden were among the head of the pack after grunge broke worldwide.