TODAY IS GRUNGEREPORT.NET’S 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, SOME NEWS ABOUT THE SITE

^Brett Buchanan (me)

GrungeReport.net launched exactly 2 years ago today!  Back in the summer of 2009 GrungeReport.net averaged only a few hundred hits per day, and 2 years later the site averages thousands of hits per day.  I really have to thank the loyal readers of the site for the support, especially the cool people who send in news and reviews like Paul, Terri, Ben, Andrei, and everybody else.  Sometimes it takes a few days but I try to get to every e-mail.  Also of course thanks to all of the bands I cover for continuing to kick ass like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, and everybody else I cover.  And to the haters like the ones who like to take thinly veiled shots at me on Twitter, quoting Chris Cornell in “Ty Cobb,” fuck you all!

Like I have mentioned a few times before on here, I do plan on launching a big more mainstream rock site sometime this year as a companion site to GrungeReport.net.  By mainstream I don’t mean Nickelback and Coldplay, I mean basically a rock site that covers good bands outside of just our favorite Grunge acts.  I’ve been working on concepts for the site for months and have been taking my time to make sure the site is unique and successful, I don’t want to rush it.

Also like you have seen recently, my Dad and I launched a site called GrabLoot.com that is a viral internet marketing site that has contests where people can win prizes.  Not exactly a musical website, but in this economy it would be nice if the idea ends up working out!

On a random note I actually had a long phone conversation with Billy Corgan several months back.  I never thought to mention it on the site but thought I would now since this is a news and notes type article, it was about a project idea that didn’t end up working out.  We talked about some other stuff too about the history of the Pumpkins.  It was pretty trippy to talk to Billy though, interesting to say the least.

Anyways, that’s it.  It should be an exciting third year for GrungeReport with Soundgarden’s tour/new album and PJ20.  Feel free to shoot me an e-mail as always to grungereport @yahoo.com

-Brett

  • Jake

    Rad! I love this site… Just recently discovered and one of my most frequented. Thanks so much

  • http://congratsfromitaly PiE

    keep up the great work, man

  • bone85

    very nice! but you have to cover some smaller grunge bands too ..

  • John

    Love the website. Been my homepage for more than a year now !

  • nicb115

    I’ve been coming here for 2 years. I googled grunge news one day and gr was the 1st link. Thanks for everything Brett keep it up.

  • Ben

    Congratulations on the past 2 years and all the best for the years ahead.
    Good luck with ‘companion’ music website
    And many thanks!

  • Ashley

    I think the news of nudedragons at the Showbox is what first brought me here. Now I visit this site everyday. You’re doing such a great job Brett. I hope you have continued success with everything.

  • Andrei

    Man, I don’t even remember what brought me here for the first time. It mush t have been back in July 2009. Been addicted to this site ever since.

    Congrats on keeping this site running for such a long time now. I sure as hell would have lost the passion for research after some time and that’s why I respect you!

    And you talked with William? Oh, man… You gotta write a blog post about that sit one day. Seriously.

    Cheers!

  • Mom in the Box

    Congratulations! I have been visiting this sight daily for close to 2 years and I love it. It is the first thing I read in the morning when I get to work. Keep up the great work!

  • Poland

    Great site! people all over the world are reading it 🙂 keep the good work

  • Leonidas-Greece

    Happy Birthday :-)))

  • Oks

    Great job, thanks!

  • mjf6866

    i love this site man! keep up what you are doing and screw the haters….there will ALWAYS be haters no matter what you are doing.

  • Andy

    Really enjoy the site and hope to contribute some more soon! Look forward to the rock site as well!

  • Ultraviolator

    Keep it up!

  • get real

    good job brett

  • Ramiro

    Great job on the site Brett. Congrats.

  • http://grungereport.net oscar

    Congratulations to this website really love it

  • King Cornell 20

    Congratulations! Grungereport is a daily staple of my routine and has been pretty much since its creation.

  • Robert

    Congratulation keep running the site and also what happen to the radio show I miss that. Please make more radio shows updates because love the humor on it.

  • Travis

    I found out about this site when i was visiting the Layne Staley Find a Death thread a long time ago, and have been visiting daily ever since. Congrats on 2 years!

  • Homerbreyn

    i found this site from a comment on a youtube video and i think it was around the time when soundgarden announced their reunion i found this site like it was a miracle cause i needed more info/news about my heroes during the time congratulations Brett keep it up and good work man

  • Tadgarden

    congratulations on the anniversary, and keep up the good work!

    it’s very difficult to come across grunge news that are not covered here (but when you do, it feels great 😉 )

    I don’t think the demo which Ben Shepherd recorded with members of Kandi Coded was ever mentioned here, was it?

  • Mills

    Congrats on 2 years. I like the site a lot. I check it every day. Keep up the good work.

  • Pete

    Good stuff bro!!

  • shaungreenly

    Fantastic Job Brett! I have been viewing this site preddy much every other day for the last two years and each and every day that I log on to this site I find it very informative!

    Great and job and good luck with the rock site!

    Shaun.

  • toyotamanmike

    The best grunge news site. Period.

  • Ghinadia

    Thanks from France for your website!!!

  • Joseph from Italy

    Happy Birthday from all Italian fans!

  • dakotablue

    The best grunge news site! Congratulations on your anniversary Brett and thanks for all the hard work. Lookin’ good in that photo, too–a G Man (as in Grunge not Government)

  • http://rockethype.110mb.com ROCKET

    dude, your site is amazing. i have a grunge show on the radio and to be honest, your site helps me out so much with info and whatnot. I dont know what I would do without it. its my homepage, it’s basically my main news source – KEEP IT GOING MAN! im hoping to do a website soon with my radio archive, it’s half done but im not finished yet..and i can only HOPE that it will get half as popular as yours. you’re the man, brett

  • NickG

    Yeah dude, keep doing what you do.

  • Vinny

    Been coming here for a year and a half now. It’s the first site I log into everyday!!! I love it man!!! Keep it going

  • Kris

    I’m so happy to have found this site and it’s really well designed. Thanks for keeping grunge alive and good luck in all your endeavors!

  • mangoman137

    Hahahaha you couldn’t even pose in front of a background that doesn’t make the picture look like your mom took it before lunch.

  • Lighty

    Congratulations! Great site!

  • Brett

    mangoman,

    Picture was taken by my stepfather, I had just worn the suit for a speech in my college speech class. It wasn’t taken for GrungeReport.

    I do have a nice picture of your Mom blowing me though.

  • Check My Brain

    Great site, I check it everyday, keep it up!

  • Erik

    I check this site every day. It was a very happy moment discovering it. I’ve seen so much news here first. Keep up the great work, friend!

  • Andrew

    Why do you look so angry?

  • MindRiot132

    Great job dude, been following the site from the beginning! Keep it up man!

  • rafaeldenis911

    everyday i come here!!

  • Philip

    Yeah seriously, what’s with the glum picture? That’s how you wanted to show yourself to your GrungeReport readership? Keep forgetting how young you are…

  • Matt

    Great site.

    Happy Birthday from Birmingham UK .

    Cheers

    Matt

  • JD

    you morons thats his war face. this website is fucking amazing i use it daily since soundgarden got back together in 2010 jan 1st.

  • Stosh

    Bretts a good looking lad, He gets laid way more than any of you sad tards…

    I check this fucking site everyday. I LOVE GRUNGEREPORT!! Thanks Brett!

  • Matt from DC

    Brett,

    I’ve Been reading this since the inception (almost) as an old man (27) I think it’s great to find people as passionate about grunge as myself. Thanks for making my obsession w/ Nirvana appear normal. I check this site daily and while I HATE Billy Corgan, I think it’s cool that you get to talk to him on the phone and is probably much more interesting than anything Mangoman is doing in life. If you’re ever around the MD/DC area, hit me up and we’ll get some drinks/shots. My buddy Rob and I will even take you to a bar that we found plays the Mad Season album from start to finish.

    Take Care,

    Matt from DC

  • GrungeJunkie

    Brett,

    You could’ve at least worn a flannel or some shit. I mean come on now. I saw the picture and thought, “who the hell is that guy and why is he wearing a suit?”. You don’t want to look like some sort of executive. Those guys sucks. And you don’t and neither does your site. Congrats on the 2 years. I will continue to be a loyal reader/commenter for as long as these bands are still going.

  • Greg

    Cool picture Brett. I would cum on your face any day.

  • Andrei

    Brett can look as angry as he fucking pleases you assholes.

  • GrungeJunkie

    You certainly are angry and protective Andrei. Got a man-crush?

  • Brett

    Haha at some of these comments. I posted a picture of me in flannel twice last year, the pic was from 2009. This is the most recent picture of me on Facebook, the picture wasn’t taken specifically for the site.

  • Andrei

    A man crush on this man? Sure, why not? I mean, look at what he created.

    Grunge Report makes my dick hard.