That's the only part of my post you're going to respond to? Ok well most of the people I know are musicians of sorts as well, I've still got no idea how this is any sort of valid point though. OF COURSE there was much going on outside of grunge, but I'll say it again since you ignored it before, have you forgotten how massive Smells Like Teen Spirit was at the time? Grunge was everywhere and Nirvana were the band that broke through and spearheaded the whole thing. Comparing one-hit-wonders such as Spin Doctors is relevant how? If you can't see/refuse to see that he was idolised to the point of ridiculousness BEFORE he killed himself as well as after, then I don't really know what else to say and I don't really care to have a ten page argument about it because really who cares.