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Name That '90s Grunge Band
by Staff
Whether you grew up worshipping Kurt or stomped through Seattle in Docs with Eddie, this quiz will take you back to the days of heroin-chic style and tortured songwriting. Nobody here will judge your ratty flannel, so wear it with pride when you take our ultimate grunge band quiz.

What band was NOT on the grunge-heavy, Seattle-based Sub Pop record label?

  • Nirvana
  • Screaming Trees
  • Pearl Jam

What band's break-up resulted in several members forming Pearl Jam?

  • Green River
  • Mother Love Bone
  • The Gits

What grunge legend was NOT born in the Northwest?

  • Kurt Cobain
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Layne Staley

What '90s grunge band released its ninth studio album in 2013?

  • Soundgarden
  • Pearl Jam
  • Mudhoney

What band is still touring in 2014, albeit without one member, who's touring with Pearl Jam?

  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Soundgarden
  • Hole

Grunge wasn't just for the guys. What influential '90s band did NOT include women?

  • L7
  • 7 Year Bitch
  • Alice in Chains

Pearl Jam was originally named after what basketball player?

  • Patrick Ewing
  • Mookie Blaylock
  • Detlef Schrempf

What famous grunge artist was in a band called Fecal Matter before hitting it big?

  • Kurt Cobain
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Billy Corgan

What band got its big break after winning a national demo competition?

  • Bush
  • The Melvins
  • Silverchair

What influential grunge pioneer died of a heroin overdose before hitting it big?

  • Tad Doyle
  • Donita Sparks
  • Andrew Wood

L7 was a band that didn't shy away from controversy. What was one antic the band is NOT known for?

  • giving a TV audience in Britain a full-frontal nude shot during a performance
  • cursing during the Grammys
  • auctioning off the drummer for a one-night stand

What early Seattle band -- with a name that harkened to a geographical feature in the area -- paved the way for the grunge movement?

  • Rainier
  • Green River
  • Snoqualmie

The New York Times famously printed "grunge slang" jokingly supplied by a bored receptionist at Sub Pop records. What was NOT one of the terms she made up on the spot?

  • tom-tom club
  • pallers
  • wack slacks

What album hit 10 million in U.S. sales in 2013?

  • "Ten"
  • "Superunknown"
  • "Nevermind"

What grunge "supergroup" boasted members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam?

  • Temple of the Dog
  • Grungehoney
  • Garden Jam

7 Year Bitch's album "¬°Viva Zapata!" was named in tribute to what?

  • the 1952 Marlon Brando film
  • Emiliano Zapata
  • the lead singer of another band

What movie did Courtney Love have a part in before joining Hole?

  • "Sid and Nancy"
  • "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • "Hannah and Her Sisters"

What grunge band was forced to add a superscript "x" to its name in Canada for copyright reasons?

  • Screaming Trees
  • Mudhoney
  • Bush

What decidedly un-grunge song did Layne Staley audition with to get in the first iteration of Alice in Chains?

  • Quiet Riot, "Cum on Feel the Noize"
  • Motley Crue, "Looks That Kill"
  • Warrant, "Cherry Pie"

What band's original name -- Mighty Joe Young -- was taken from a 1949 film?

  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Pearl Jam
  • Candlebox