Hella cool! Artists are satisfying ‘90s nostalgia at Pine Knob in July

Calling all ‘90s fans! The month of July is a treat for anybody looking to relive some ‘90s nostalgia or for music lovers looking to go back in time through music. There is a round-up of bands coming to the Pine Knob Music Theatre, that is sure to take you back to the time of baggy jeans, plaid skirts, leather jackets, combat boots, spikes and bling chains. What better way to spend the summer nights than jamming and rocking out to music that shook up the world? 

Third Eye Blind, also known as 3EB, was the first band to start off the nostalgia-laced roster on Sunday. The band was formed in San Francisco in 1993 and produced three major hit singles: “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Jumper”, and “How’s It Going To Be?”. There have been multiple line changeups but presently the crew includes Jenkins as the lead singer and guitarist, Brad Hargreaves as drummer, guitarist Kryz Reid, bass guitarist Alex LeCavalier, and Alex Kopp as the keyboard instrumentalist. They are currently performing the fourth edition of the Summer Gods Tour with special guests, Yellowcard A R I Z O N A.

Alanis Morissette 7/16/24

WikimediaWhen it comes to influential and powerful women who took over the ‘90s, Alanis Morissette is on that list. Not only is she a renowned artist known for her powerful lyrics and unique vocals, she is also an actress, a feminist, an activist, and is still bringing in the crowds. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Morissette released the album Jagged Little Pill at just 21 years, after signing with Maverick Records, which was co-founded by Madonna. Morissette collaborated with Glen Ballard, who co-wrote Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.” 

The album received immense love and support from many fans all around the world. It garnered a lot of attention due to its angst, explicit lyrics and dynamic delivery. According to thisdayinmusic, Jagged Little Pill became the best-selling international debut album by a female artist, with more than 16 million copies sold in the US; it’s now sold 33 million copies worldwide, making it the third-biggest-selling album by a female artist, and the biggest selling debut album.

It was also nominated in 1996 for six Grammy Awards, Jagged Little Pill and Morissette won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album, and Album of the Year, making Morissette the youngest winner to win Album of the Year at the time. It is ranked number 69 on the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album inspired a Tony-awarded musical, “Jagged Little Pill”  that debuted in December of 2019 based on the book by Diablo Cody with the same name. 

Morisette has gone on to create 10 studio albums, with the latest being The Storm Before the Calm released in 2022. She is currently performing around North America with The Triple Moon Tour, with special guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Morgan Wade. They will be at the Pine Knob Music Theatre on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. To learn more information and receive tickets click here.

Limp Bizkit 7/23/24

This band’s popularity can be tied to many reasons. Primarily, the name itself garners interest, then there’s the style of music produced by the band, credited as the” undisputed kings of nu-metal” by Medium. Nu-metal, is a subgenre of alternative metal that is mixed with influences of hip-hop, grunge, funk, etc., and it took over the mid to late ‘90s and early ‘00s with the likes of bands Korn, Linkin Park, and System of a Down. 

WikimediaLimp Bizkit’s blend of Fred Durst’s thunderous vocals and rap combined with the rebellious, combative, and matter-of-fact sound, music experimentation, and outlandish fashion style gained a lot of fans as well as scrutiny. There are controversies surrounding the band, stemming from feuds with other bands to being accused of inciting violence at Woodstock ‘99, that has also led to the band having a major presence in the media. 

Formed in 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida, the band consists of lead singer Fred Durst, guitarist Wes Borland, bassist Sam Rivers, drummer John Otto, and DJ Lethal. Whilst performing around Florida, they released an EP and their first full-length album Three Dollar Bill Y’all, which didn’t receive too much attention. The band received mainstream success with the release of Significant Other (1999) and Chocolate Starfish and the Flavored Hot Dog Water (2000). “Nookie” and “Break Stuff” gave the band two Grammy nominations, and the theme song of Mission Impossible II, “Take a Look Around” which proved popular.  

According to BestSellingAlbums.org, Limp Bizkit has sold over 24,713,142 albums, including 17,840,000 in the United States and 1,400,000 in the United Kingdom. The best-selling album is Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water which sold over 10 million copies. The band has gone on to create six studio albums, the latest being Still Sucks released on Halloween in 2021. They are currently performing their North American run “Loserville” Tour with special guests Bones, N8noface, Corey Feldman with hosting done by Riff Raff. They will perform at the Pine Knob Music Theatre on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. To learn more information and to receive tickets, click here.

Creed 7/31/24

The final band on this nostalgic roster is one of the most influential bands of the mid-90s. Creed, the American post-grunge band from Tallahassee, Florida was formed in 1994. They debuted with their album, My Own Prison (1997) gaining a lot of success landing the album on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. It stayed on the charts for over 100 weeks. Due to popular hits such as “Torn” and “What’s This Life For?” over 6 million albums were sold. By 2002 it was certified as a 6x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. 

Janusmusicmgmt/Wikimedia The band's members consist of lead singer Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips. With Stapp’s distinctive, impassioned voice layered over melodious guitar riffs accompanied by deep and emotional lyrics, Creed garnered a massive fanbase that still heavily supports them to this day, leaving a significant impact on the rock music scene. 

Creed was very commercially successful during the release of their second album, Human Clay (1999). According to CraftRecordings.com, with songs such as “With Arms Wide Open”, “Higher”, and “What If”, the album sold over 11 million copies in the US alone, achieving a rare Diamond certification by the RIAA. In 2009, it ranked at No.5 on Billboard’s 200 Albums of the Decade roundup. Today, it remains one of the best-selling albums of all time in the US, while it has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. The band has been nominated for three Grammys, winning one in 2001 for Best Rock Song.  

The band has gone on to release 10 albums, with their latest album being Full Circle (2009) and have sold 53 million albums worldwide making them one of the most commercially successful rock bands. Creed is currently performing their Summer of ‘99 Tour with special guests 3 Doors Down and Finger Eleven on Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. To learn more information and to receive tickets, click here.
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