AlternativeNation.net launched in May 2009 (originally called GrungeReport.net) and covers 90’s alternative rock bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Mark Lanegan Band, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Hole, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, the Pixies, Garbage, Weezer, Radiohead, 311, Fuel, Filter, and Green Day. We also cover artists who have come out in the last decade and carry on the tradition of guitar based rock like Cage the Elephant, Dead Sara, Wolfmother, Jack White, Silversun Pickups, and Deftones. The one thing in common with the artists we cover is they all rock (or at least did at some point) and are under the age of 55.

AlternativeNation.net was formerly named GrungeReport.net from May 2009-June 2013. The new website domain name was paid for thanks to a generous donation from reader Joseph Thomas and another reader named Andrei Toth came up with the new name.

You can contact AlternativeNation.net owner Brett Buchanan at grungereport@yahoo.com

Below is what AlternativeNation.net looked like under our previous name of GrungeReport.net from 2009-2013.


  • freaksshow

    This site is awesome. Such a great effort to keep grunge alive. The news was cool. Hope its get better day by day.

  • http://insider-search.com notnoteworthy

    Soundgarden is playing the 2nd Conan show. FYI.


  • Carter

    @notnoteworthy already set up to record:)

  • tmekt

    I accidentally voted Smashing Pumpkins 104 times. Brett, can you remove my votes?

  • al

    Stumbled upon this great site. Thank God for my Internet clumsiness. Thanks!!!!!

  • http://www.droptheleash.co.uk Tim Crass

    Awesome site. From now on this will be my first port of call for all Pearl Jam news. Keep up the good work.

  • Graham H

    I’ve only discovered this site and am loving it. Also fantastic to hear someone with the same opinion of Coldplay … I almost feel plagurised

  • Curtis

    This site is done really well. Thanks man.

  • Olé

    Join MAKE COLDPLAY HISTORY on Facebook!

  • Raoul Eban

    I’d love to see you guys cover modern grunge bands like Fermented Sloths. They put out an amazing album called McBoneyard of Christ in 2008 and have a new album due out in May this year, got 750 listeners on last.fm without even touring… and they have their stuff on last.fm for free. Don’t those guys at least deserve more listeners?

  • PJGermany

    hey, i wanted to ask you to set this link in the news but havn´t found a contact email or some..
    rare pj bootlegs for fans… maybe you can post this on the front-page?

    check this out:


  • Gaboy

    PJ20 doc on PBS tonight at 9pm

  • RandyM

    The chriscornell.com website has disappeared! Anyone have info, name change, etc?

  • Kristin

    @Raoul Eban I created this facebook page called “Spread the word of good newer grunge bands” http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spread-the-word-of-good-newer-grunge-bands/192998060774625 for more exposure to newer grunge bands. Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve added them to the page.

  • Albert

    You guys forgot the “Incesticide” album for Nirvana, which debuted in 1992 in your “Bands” category…just letting you know.

  • Gary

    AIC rocks! Jerry Cantrell fans will never die!

  • LayneCobain

    Love this site, check it out all the time, go alice in chains, keep grunge alive!

  • no

    Bono said his ultimate goal in music is to someday be like Coldplay. I don’t know, I’d say that means they must be pretty awesome.

  • Sulu0267

    There’s a member over on the Jerry Cantrell comment section who is harassing another member. He called her a “cunt” and told her to log off. I think something needs to be done about this.

  • LayneinChains

    Why are my posts not going through?

  • Jeff

    This site is great, man. Love being able to just say what you want and have discussions with people who are actually familiar with the era.

  • Beth

    Love the site. Don’t you consider Blind Melon a part of this movement. Maybe not grunge exactly but definately a part of the early 90’s sound. I loved Shannon Hoon’s voice but sadly he left us too.

  • Eoin

    Keep up the good work. Have been waiting a long time to have this sort of website/news update on my favourite bands

    Thank you Brett

    Eoin, Ireland

  • http://www.nemsworld.com Christine Taylor

    I don’t know why it took so long to find this site but thank the gods for it!

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    I’m sure this has been seen a million times, but this is what grungereport.net means to me:



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  • Matt

    this is site is AWESOME! I check it everyday along with the news, etc. Keep up all the good work!

  • http://inmy3.blogspot.com wagner


    You could review new Wallflowers album, which brings Jack Irons on drums, what do you think?

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine
  • Russ

    Any one see this? http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2012/11/did_bon_jovi_really_rock_a_mil.php
    Didn’t know where else to post this.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    the 12-12-12 sandy relief show including Vedder and McCartney has a page of where people can hear or stream it,….



  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    It might be on IFC , fyi.

  • dayvancowboy

    Hey Brett, or anyone interested.. I do great Photoshops. If you ever need shoped artwork for articles, weather serious, or comedic, let me know!

  • Dan

    Grungereport is one of my favorite sites and I check it out daily. You guys do a great job. It’s perfect for anyone who grew up in the 90s and/or follows bands from that era.

  • JID

    The report is America Centric. And the fact that grunge had expanded more than that…

  • https://www.facebook.com/UltimateKickback Jake K

    Hey Brett. I’m looking forward to see the results of the name change. Your site has inspired me to start a blog and talk about rock music I enjoy and it will cover a wide selection of bands. If you want to check it out that would be cool. Maybe you might have some good advice for me moving forward with it. Thanks.


  • http://www.youtube.com/user/shypunker2 Sean

    Hey Mike, Thanks for using my RHCP videos from the Las Vegas show. I was really surprised to find them here. I appreciate it immensely.

  • chris

    you need to add blind melon to this site i think 😀

  • http://rememberlayne.com devine

    Cool website i like it Iwas on this other website that totally disrespected Layne and Mike that really pied me off. But cool website.

  • Beard

    I recently saw some jerk attack you guys on here. Wanted to tell you I appreciate what you do. I was in high school during the grunge period and its nice to have a place to come and catch up and get news. Thank you keep up the good work!