5 popular music bands from 90s

The 90s was an electric decade of music. There were new sounds and new styles of music. A number of bands made their presence and became popular overnight. Some of them are still remembered. Here are the 5 most popular music bands from the 90s.


It was an American grunge band formed in 1987 by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in Washington. Kurt Cobain was the lead singer and guitarist and Krist Novoselic was the bassist. The drummers were coming in and going out of the band. The one who lasted more was Dave Grohl who joined the band in 1990. They only released 3 albums in their 7 years of career. Still, Nirvana is known as the most influential rock bands of the modern times.

Pearl Jam

It is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Washington. The band consisted of Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Jeff Ament. The drummer was Matt Cameron. Their first album was ‘Ten’ which was released in 1991. The band members participated in the grunge movement of the early 90s. They refused to make proper music video or give interviews. They did not stick to the traditional practices of the music industry. Till now it has sold about 32 million records in the U.S.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

This American rock band was formed in 1983 in Los Angeles. Their music was rock type with focus on funk. Punk rock and psychedelic rock were also part of their music style. The original members of the band were Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Flea (bass), guitarist (Josh Klinghoffer) and drummer Chad Smith. The band won 7 Grammy Awards and is now considered one of the top selling bands of all time. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide.

The Smashing Pumpkins

They are an alternative rock band from Chicago. The band was formed in 1988 by Billy Corgan and James Iha. Their songs have a guitar-heavy sound and contain touch of heavy metal and gothic rock. Their second album ‘Siamese Dream’ brought them to fame. They are one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s.


Radiohead is an English rock band from Oxfordshire, England. It was formed in 1985. The members of the band are Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Phil Selway, Colin Greenwood and Ed O’Brien. They released their first album ‘Pablo Honey’ in 1992. This album became a hit in UK. Their third album ‘OK Computer’ released in 1997 gave them international fame.

Those of us who have heard the songs of these bands will never forget them. These bands had a strong influence in shaping the rock music of today.