On January 1st (or sometime in January) I am planning on changing the layout of GrungeReport.net. You will no longer see the Seattle faces on top of the website. We will also cover even more bands, in addition to the bands we added in July like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool. I’ll keep a Seattle Bands section though like we’ve had for anybody who just wants to read that. I’d like to add in some more 90’s bands, but I’m also open to covering post 90’s bands that carry on the same spirit. If anybody has any suggestions, make sure they’re bands with commercial success, because many of the obscure acts suggested (and that we even cover) barely have any news regarding them.
The reason I’m making this change is because I feel that even after three and a half years, GrungeReport.net is still not treated equally to other rock blogs. Representatives and PR’s for bands may perceive the site as a ‘fan’ site or too niche, I’m not really sure. Basically I’m not making any money off the site (never have), and we’re not getting the interviews or press copies of a lot of the albums that we should be. I’m not complaining, I really appreciate the readers we have on the site, but it needs to grow and if I need to cover more bands/change the layout to do that I will if we won’t be treated equally in our current format. The name will remain, but this is an alternative rock news website, focused on the Generation X rock sound.
We’re also still seeking writers/reporters, since Nicole/Magic Mike/myself/Paul Kneitz are really the only ones who post articles. My goal is to get the site on Google News, but I still feel we need a few more reporters/writers to do that. E-mail grungereport @yahoo.com.