The decade's first star might have been Vanilla Ice, but just a year into the Nineties, music changed forever when "Smells Like Teen Spirit" exploded onto the airwaves. By the time it was all over, the decade had spawned dozens of new stars (Pearl Jam, Eminem, Dave Matthews and Jay-Z among them); top artists from U2 to Madonna had made their most adventurous records; and hip-hop icons Tupac and Biggie had met violent ends.
Rolling Stone was there to tell all those stories and more - and Rolling Stone: The '90s collects the best of them: the last major interview with Kurt Cobain, conducted by David Fricke months before the Nirvana singer took his life in 1994; Jonathan Gold's 1993 trip to Compton to check in with Snoop and Dre; Carrie Fisher's intimate one-on-one with Madonna following her 1991 film Truth or Dare; Kim Neely partying with a riot-starting Guns N' Roses in 1991; Anthony Bozza riding along with an Ecstacy-gobbling Eminem in 1999; and, that same year, Steven Daly's visit to the bedroom of a teenage Britney Spears.
Packed with fifty stories, portraits by the biggest names in photography (including Mark Seliger, David LaChapelle and Steven Meisel) and a guide to the decade's 100 greatest records, The '90s is the definitive look back at the decade that rocked.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2010
- 280 x 216mm