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Unformatted text preview: Suzanne Vega , and tons of more mellow vocal artists. In the late '90s, boy bands and pop princesses became extremely popular and started blanketing the airwaves. What was rock music like in the '90s? Well, hair metal hung on for the first couple of years in bold defiance of good taste, but was soon acid-washed from history by grunge . Grunge, in turn, suffered a backlash as Kurt Cobain killed himself and increasingly derivative bands partook in a lyrical style that Nathan Rabin dubbed "Hunger-Dunger-Dang." However, even though grunge itself was out, the musical style influenced many bands in what is now known as " post-grunge ", which became prevalent late in the decade and remains to this day. Nu-metal arose and peaked around the same time as post-grunge, and emo was first starting to get mainstream attention thanks to Weezer ....
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