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Alternative rock(also called alternative music, alt-rock, or simply alternative) is a category of rock musicthat emerged from the independent musicunderground of the 1970s and became widely popular in the 1990s. "Alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstreamor commercial rock or pop music.
This is a list of alternative rock artists. Bands are listed alphabetically by the first letter in their name (not including "The"), and individuals are listed by first name.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alternative rock is a type of rock music that started between 1979-1981 and popular by 1992. Alternative rock is made up of various subgenres that have come out of the indie music scene since the 1980s, such as grunge, indie rock, Britpop, gothic rock, and indie pop.
Alternative rock bands from the Northeastern United States, including Sonic Youth, Pixies, Pavement, and Dinosaur Jr., are important influences on the genre. Through their patronage of Seattle bands, Sonic Youth "inadvertently nurtured" the grunge scene, and reinforced the fiercely independent attitudes of its musicians. 
For the music genre, see Alternative rock. Alternative Airplay (formerly known as Alternative Songs and Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. It ranks the 40 most-played songs on alternative and modern rock radio stations.
Ang alternative rock (tinatawag din na alternative music, alt-rock, o simpleng alternative) ay isang kategorya ng musikang rock na lumitaw mula sa independyenteng musika sa ilalim ng lupa ng 1970s at naging malawak na popular sa 1980s.
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States in the 1970s. Originally used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock or " guitar pop rock ".
Rock-ul alternativ (Alternative rock; numit și muzică alternativă, alt-rock sau simplu alternative) este un gen al muzicii rock, apărut în anii 1980 și devenit pe larg popular în anii 1990.
オルタナティヴ・ロック（英語: Alternative Rock ）は、ロックの一ジャンルである。 日本 では オルタナティヴ 、 オルタナ 、日本国外では Alt-rock と略称されることが多い。