5 Best ’90s Bands from Different Rock Genres You Can Still Watch Live

November 11, 2022

If there is one sure thing regarding the music industry is that it’s continuously changing. Of course, changes are always necessary, but they aren’t always positive in the music business.

Be as it may, the ’90s were a decade of a storming wave of creativity in the rock world, and many of these bands are still active today. Unfortunately, some of them aren’t present on the rock stage anymore, but we can always look on the bright side and enjoy listening to bands still touring worldwide.

This is great because you can still buy tickets for each of the bands we’ll address here and enjoy their electrifying live performances. These bands may be rocking stages for a long time, but they are as good and fresh as it gets once they hit the stage.

Let’s start.

Coldplay

There almost isn’t a person that doesn’t know about Coldplay, but many people don’t know that this British rock band began its musical journey in 1996. Their popularity is massive all across the globe, hence the vast demand for Coldplay concert tickets every time they announce a new tour.

The line-up is pretty impressive since there’s Chris Martin as a singer and pianist, Guy Berryman on bass, Jonny Buckland rocking the guitar, and Will Champion as a drummer. Also, Coldplay has a creative director, Phil Harvey, which is kind of authentic in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.

A fun fact is that these fellas met at University College London and began playing by the name of Pectoralz and then Starfish from 1996 to 1998 before changing their name to Coldplay.

Genres: Alternative rock, pop rock, pop, and post-Britpop.

The best way, of course, to enjoy their mix of genres is to purchase Coldplay tickets and watch them perform live.

Alice in Chains

Initially formed in 1987, the main decade in this band’s career has always been the ’90s.

The sad part – some of Alice in Chains members aren’t with us anymore, but luckily for the fans, the band still plays all over the world. Today’s line-up is Jerry Cantrell on guitar and vocals, Sean Kinney on drums, Mike Inez on bass, and William DuVall as a singer.

Mike Inez replaced Mike Starr back in 1993, who was also an excellent bass player but passed away in 2011. The band’s fans’ favorite and one the best singing vocals of all time was and still is the late great Layne Staley, who also passed away in 2002. We’ll remember many great Layne Staley performances forever since he was a unique talent.

This was a massive hit for Alice in Chains, who stopped playing until they returned in 2005 with DuVall as a new singer. He had big shoes to fill, but nonetheless, he was accepted by the audience as a great singer.

Genres: Grunge, hard rock, alternative metal, sludge metal, heavy metal.

Pearl Jam

One may say Pearl Jam is the same as Alice in Chains since both bands were the leaders of the grunge music movement, but music-wise, Pearl Jam is a totally different band.

They began in 1990, and today’s line-up consists of founding members Eddie Vedder as a singer, Jeff Ament on bass, Mike McCready as lead guitarist, Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, and Matt Cameron on drums which became a Pearl Jam member in 1998. Since 2002, this band has had Boom Gaspar on keyboards as a touring member.

They have often been dubbed the most famous American rock band of the ’90s, and some of the former members include drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Jack Irons, and Dave Abbruzzese.

Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten, has sold more than 13,000,000 million copies only in the United States.

Genres: Grunge, alternative rock, hard rock, blues rock.

Blink-182

Blink-182 is another popular and still active rock band that began its journey in 1992.

The current Blink-182 line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, and drummer Travis Barker. This band’s lyrics primarily focus on maturity and the lack of it, adolescent frustration, and relationships. 

Blink became highly popular by emerging from a suburban skate-punk scene in Southern California, gaining popularity for its irreverent humor and electrifying live performances. In fact, Blink is one of those bands that became extremely popular by the end of the ’90s and even more at the beginning of the 2000s.

Genres: Pop-punk, punk rock, alternative rock, skate rock.

Green Day

Like Alice in Chains, Green Day was also formed in 1987. Believe it or not, they were also known as Sweet Children from 1987 to 1989. Nevertheless, they exploded in the ’90s and are still considered among the best ’90s bands.

The band began with members Billie Joe Armstrong as lead vocalist and guitarist and Mike Dirnt as backing vocalist and bassist. They have mainly been a trio with Tré Cool as a drummer, who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990. They also have a touring guitarist by the name of Jason White, who became a full-time member of the band back in 2012 but returned to his previous role in 2016.

Green Day, or Sweet Children at the time, became famous by being part of the late ’80s and early ’90s Bay Area punk scene. Like some other bands from this inspirational period, they also came out from the 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California.

Fortunately, Green Day is still active and one of the best rock bands on the planet, so watching them perform live would be an excellent experience.

Genres: Punk rock, pop punk, power pop, skate punk, alternative rock.

To Sum It All Up

Here you have five best ’90s bands from different rock genres you can still watch live and enjoy their electrifying on-stage performances.

These rock legends are still rocking stages all over the globe, but no one knows when they will decide that’s enough. Therefore, please don’t waste a lot of time and buy concert tickets to see them perform live as soon as possible!


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