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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