For Rock Bands, What Ever Happened to ''Selling Out''?
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 19:33:15 UTC

The soul-searching began when Nirvana's Nevermind brought alt-rock crashing into the mainstream and the tropes of an underground culture were quickly appropriated by Hollywood, fashion labels and brands. While Kurt Cobain and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder agonised over how to maintain their integrity in a big-money world, Spin magazine added a "Biggest Sellout" category to its annual readers' poll. "Nirvana were frozen in time as the paradigm of a certain value system," says Marks. "If you were Mötley Crüe in values and Nirvana in sound, that was crime No 1." But a lot has changed in the last 20 years. Complete Article

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