It was time to take rock & roll a little bit less seriously
In the early 90s, music was fueled by angst. From grunge to gangster rap, many artists took themselves perhaps a little too seriously. In 1996, many artists began to question if the angst paid off and some turned to more quirky side of music. This can be seen on Foo Fighters’ single “Big Me”. Former Nirvana drummer turned Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl simply said, “We wanted to make fun of ourselves” when referring to the Mentos gag in the music video. Weezer also returned with their second album “Pinkerton” in 1996 and proved that not so serious rock & roll was their domain. Want to learn more about what went down this year in music? Lzzy Hale of Halestorm guides us through 2008 this SUNDAY at 9:30/8:30c on A Year in Music on AXS TV.