In 1991, a band from the Pacific Northwest was seen for the first time by millions when their video for the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” aired on MTV. Many music pundits credit that band — Nirvana — and that video, specifically, for ushering in a new era in rock music. That era was known as “grunge,” a fairly tasteless and small-minded moniker that would be slapped on one band after another, despite how different each sounded from their Seattle-based counterpart (Nirvana didn’t sound like Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam didn’t sound like Soundgarden, Soundgarden didn’t sound like Alice in Chains, etc.).
But just as grunge emerged with Nirvana, it died with them as well — figuratively and literally (quite unfortunately) with Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Of course, as we all will likely recall, the musical movement spawned in Seattle did not go away, it simply morphed into something that was similar, yet had its own personality. By 1995, “post-grunge” and “alternative” were now the terms du jour, and one of the bands leading this new wave of bands was Bush. Spurred by a debut album, “Sixteen Stone,” that sold over six million copies and produced such radio rock hits as “Glycerine,” “Everything Zen” and “Little Things,” Bush and its highly photogenic frontman Gavin Rossdale were the rock stars of the mid-1990s.