WHAT’S NEXT FOR GRUNGE IN 2011?
BY GRUNGEREPORT.NET OWNER BRETT BUCHANAN
With 2010 now in the books, it is now time to look forward to 2011. Last year was a huge year for Grunge era bands, will 2011 be just as big? Here are some of my predictions:
Soundgarden will do some sort of tour and start writing new material. I know that’s an optimistic prediction, but I think Chris Cornell living in Seattle again is a very positive sign, and I’m trying to be optimistic with most of these predictions.
Pearl Jam’s party/festival in middle America will draw tens of thousands of fans, and will be one of the biggest Grunge events of the year.
Mark Lanegan will finally release his followup to 2004’s Bubblegum, and will tour in support of the new album. Notable musicians will make guest appearances on the album.
Foo Fighters’ new album will be one of their best and will dominate the charts.
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will reunite again on stage and do even more to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind.
Courtney Love will be on hiatus yet again from the music industry.
The Smashing Pumpkins will release their best songs yet from Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.
Stone Temple Pilots will release a new album near the end of the year to complete their commitment to Atlantic Records. After the album is released they will begin to release their music themselves.
Mudhoney will start to work on their next album.
Alice In Chains will do a short American tour this summer, and will begin to work on their next album.
One of the Grunge era bands will win a Grammy.
The Smashing Pumpkins will tour with Pavement (just kidding).