Neo-hippie alternative rockers from Mississippi best known for the 1992 hit "No Rain" and lead singer Shannon Hoon's fatal overdose.
One of the biggest hip-hop groups of the early '90s, powered by lazily menacing lyrics and the slow, stoned production of DJ Muggs.
Second-generation punk's most unlikely success story, a rampaging hard rock trio that influenced countless artists but ended in tragedy.
The wildly successful artist who blew up New Traditionalism with arena rock bravura in the 90's and in the process birthed New Hot Country.
Grunge pioneers who took the heavy sludge of '70s metal and infused it with the raw aesthetic of '80s punk to become an important band of the '90s.
Naughty By Nature
Funky New Jersey rap trio (later duo), whose "O.P.P." made them big hitmakers in the 1990s.
Multi-platinum British rockers who play by the grunge rules: loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start rhythms, and extreme dynamics.
Baggy pants-sporting rap artist was hip-hop's first bona fide pop star; yet his fall from popularity is nearly as well known as his music.
Guns N' Roses
Best and most influential hard rockers of the 1980s and '90s, a straight-ahead guitar boogie band that often displayed a surprising musical diversity.
The chief architect of West Coast gangsta rap, a legendary rapper, and a seminal record producer.
The prototypical Seattle grunge band, with a driving sound and a long run as one of the most principled and hard-working groups in rock.