Seattle Legend Reveals If Stone Temple Pilots Are Grunge


A huge topic that has always been pretty toxic in the alternative/grunge community has been who is grunge or not. You see, this started after grunge music had already popped. When Nirvana and Alice In Chains were at their pinnacle; no one cared much about titles. In fact, both bands considered themselves anything but the “grunge” term.

On the side of Nirvana, you would hear pop or punk and on the side of Alice In Chains, it was mostly a nod to metal music. Fans and media were the first to really put both bands into this circle of “grunge artists”.

There’s actually a funny story with Alice In Chains where Sean Kinney spoke about how the band was a hair-metal band and then an executive from Columbia Records said “Wow, these guys would look good in flannel.” and that’s how the more grunge version of Alice In Chains was born.

Stories like this exist on all sides of the fence. Stone Temple Pilots are another band who have faced scrutiny for supposedly cashing in on a sound. Famed drummer of Seattle, Richard Stuverud is now setting the record straight on what is and is not considered grunge.

Richard plans to host a class at the School Of Rock in Berkley that will focus on the sub-genre of grunge music. In a photo posted up on Instagram, Richard shows himself with a white board where he has many songs and bands listed under “grunge” as the topic title.

Some bands that have been included on this list are: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, L7, The Melvins, and Stone Temple Pilots. There are other bands as well, but surprisingly, there is no mention at all of Pearl Jam on the board which has Pearl Jam fans shaking their fists to the screen.

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