Timeline of alternative rock

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1979 – 1980 – 1981 – 1982 – 1983 – 1984 – 1985 – 1986 – 1987 – 1988 – 1989 – 1990 – 1991 – 1992 – 1993 – 1994 – 1995 – 1996 – 1997 – 1998 – 1999 – 2000 – 2001 – 2002 – 2003 – 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007 – 2008 – 2009 – 2010 – 2011 – 2012 – 2013 – See also

1970s[edit]

1979[edit]

1980s[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Bauhaus
    • Mission of Burma

1984[edit]

1985[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Minutemen
  • Reunions
    • The Feelies
    • Wire

1986[edit]

  • Events
    • MTV begins airing 120 Minutes, a program devoted to videos by alternative artists.
    • NME magazine in the UK releases the C86 cassette compilation, which becomes a seminal release in British indie rock.

1987[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Hüsker Dü
    • The Smiths
  • Events
    • R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" unexpectedly becomes a Top Ten hit on the American pop charts, helping to increase alternative rock's mainstream profile and earning the band a major label deal.
    • No Doubt's original lead singer John Spence commits suicide.

1988[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Big Black
    • Green River
    • The Housemartins

1989[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Guadalcanal Diary
    • Dream Syndicate
    • Felt

1990s[edit]

1990[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Camper Van Beethoven
    • Mother Love Bone

1991[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Galaxie 500
    • Jane's Addiction
    • The Replacements
    • Spacemen 3
    • Talk Talk
    • Talking Heads

1992[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • The Feelies
    • The Happy Mondays
    • Pixies
    • Public Image Ltd
    • The Sugarcubes
    • Wire (second disbandment)

1993[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Echo & the Bunnymen
    • The House of Love
  • Reunions
    • Buzzcocks

1994[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Codeine
    • Nirvana
    • Uncle Tupelo

1995[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • American Music Club
    • Kyuss
    • Meat Puppets
    • Sunny Day Real Estate
    • The Verve (reform in 1996)

1996[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • The Pogues
    • Ride
    • Siouxsie and the Banshees
    • The Stone Roses
    • Sublime
  • Reunions
    • Echo & the Bunnymen
  • Events
    • The Smashing Pumpkins' touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin dies of an overdose on July 12 while using heroin with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Chamberlin is subsequently fired and the band continues as a three-piece until his return in 1999.
    • Alice in Chains makes their last appearance with singer Layne Staley on MTV Unplugged.
    • Hype!, a documentary about the grunge scene of the early 1990s, is released.
    • R.E.M. sign a new deal with Warner Bros. worth $80 million. At the time, it was the largest record contract in history.
    • Bradley Nowell of genre-crossing band Sublime dies of a heroin overdose. The band splits up soon after Nowell's death.
    • A studio fire destroys the master tapes for Sub Sub's second album, but the band decide to start from scratch on a third album, renaming themselves Doves.

1997[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Cocteau Twins
    • Failure
    • Gin Blossoms
    • Jane's Addiction
    • Porno for Pyros
    • Soundgarden – believed by many to signal the end of grunge's mainstream success[1]
    • Throwing Muses
    • The Wedding Present
    • Weezer
  • Reunions
    • Jane's Addiction
    • Sunny Day Real Estate
    • The Verve

1998[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Black Grape
    • Faith No More
    • Goats Don't Shave
    • Helmet
    • Kerbdog
    • The Lemonheads
    • Lush
  • Reunions
    • Bauhaus
  • Events
    • For the first year since it began, Lollapalooza does not take place, and goes on hiatus for six years.
    • John Frusciante returns to the Red Hot Chili Peppers after a six-year hiatus.

1999[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Blind Melon – after years of struggling to continue on without Shannon Hoon.
    • The Boo Radleys
    • Far
    • The Jesus Lizard
    • The Jesus and Mary Chain
    • Kula Shaker
    • Love and Rockets
    • Luscious Jackson
    • Pavement
    • The Rentals
    • The Verve (second disbandment)
  • Reunions
    • Wire (second reunion)
    • Weezer
  • Events

2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • At the Drive-In
    • Catherine Wheel
    • Hum
    • Rage Against the Machine
    • The Rentals
    • Screaming Trees
    • The Smashing Pumpkins
    • Soul Coughing
  • Reunions
    • Meat Puppets
  • Events
    • The Smashing Pumpkins announce their breakup, indicating that "Machina" was intended as their final album during production, and play a farewell concert on December 2. They release Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music for free to music downloaders on the internet after feuds between Billy Corgan and Virgin Music emerged.
    • Soul Coughing split up in 2000 after longstand arguments over royalties following their biggest releases Irresistible Bliss and El Oso.

2001[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • The Afghan Whigs
    • At The Drive-In
    • Elastica
    • Fastbacks
    • Sunny Day Real Estate (second disbandment)
    • Toadies

2002[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Bush
    • Hole
    • Eraserheads
    • Spacehog
  • Reunions
    • Gin Blossoms
    • Jane's Addiction (second reunion)
    • Siouxsie and the Banshees
    • Talking Heads

2003[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • The Cranberries
    • Mansun
    • Shed Seven
    • Stone Temple Pilots
    • Zwan
  • Events
    • The first Lollapalooza in six years takes place.
    • Elliott Smith dies at age 34.

2004[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Guided by Voices
    • The Libertines
    • Sixpence None the Richer
    • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    • Suede
  • Reunions
    • Kula Shaker
    • Helmet
    • Pixies
    • The Wedding Present

2005[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Guided by Voices
    • Luna
  • Reunions
    • The House of Love
    • The Lemonheads

2006[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Clor
    • Sleater-Kinney
    • Grandaddy
  • Reunions
    • The Smashing Pumpkins
    • Toadies

2007[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Audioslave
    • The Beautiful South
    • The Cooper Temple Clause
  • Reunions
    • Garbage
    • The Jesus and Mary Chain
    • My Bloody Valentine
    • Rage Against the Machine
    • Shed Seven
    • The Verve (second reunion)
  • Events
    • R.E.M. are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    • Audioslave disbands after third album: Cornell returned to a solo career for the time being; Commerford, Wilk and Morello performed with Zach De La Rocha as Rage Against The Machine at Coachella Music Festival playing together for the first time since 2001.
    • The Smashing Pumpkins perform their first concerts since 2000.
    • Conflicting reports are released about the status of New Order, with bassist Peter Hook insisting that band has broken up, while Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris issued a statement denying Hook's statements.
    • Factory Records founder Tony Wilson dies.
    • My Bloody Valentine reunite, and announce plans to release a third album that they have been working on since 1996.
    • Radiohead releases In Rainbows over the Internet and allows fans to set their own purchase price.

2008[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Bauhaus
  • Reunions
    • Eraserheads
    • Far
    • Love and Rockets
    • No Doubt
    • Spacehog
    • Stone Temple Pilots
    • Sixpence None the Richer

2009[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Dirty Pretty Things
    • Oasis
    • Silver Jews
    • The Verve (third disbandment)
    • Violent Femmes
  • Reunions
    • Blur
    • Guano Apes
    • Hole
    • Skunk Anansie
    • Sunny Day Real Estate (second reunion)

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Far (second disbandment)
    • Supergrass
    • Sparklehorse
  • Reunions
    • Bush
    • Faith No More
    • Guided by Voices
    • The Libertines
    • Pavement
    • Soundgarden
    • Suede

2011[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • R.E.M.
  • Reunions
    • Archers of Loaf
    • Pulp
    • The Stone Roses
    • Endless Bob Brown

2012[edit]

  • Newly formed bands
    • Alt-J
    • Elektric Orbit
    • Black spectrum
  • Reunions
    • Codeine

2013[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Peter Times staff writer (1997). "Soundgarden's End Called the End of Grunge" Stargate.net . Retrieved September 27, 2006.
  2. ^ OK Computer (album) by Radiohead : Best Ever Albums
  3. ^ Ratliff, Chinen, Caramanica. "New Albums by My Bloody Valentine, Josh Groban, and Tim McGraw". New York Times. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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