Slacker Launches Grunge Station in Honor of Nirvana’s Nevermind 20th Anniversary
‘Grunge: 20 Years Later’ Includes Exclusive Commentary by Slacker DJ Marco Collins
SAN DIEGO – September 7, 2011 – Slacker Inc. today launched Grunge: 20 Years Later in honor of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. This radio station, hosted by legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins, looks back on the grunge genre, its influencers and its legacy. Grunge: 20 Years Later is now available for free in the Slacker Spotlight section on leading smartphones, home entertainment devices and on the web at www.Slacker.com/Grunge20.
This station is hosted by Slacker Radio DJ Marco Collins, who had a legendary career as a DJ at “107.7 The End” in Seattle during the grunge explosion. He is known for his influence during the grunge era and he is still considered one of the great tastemakers and experts when it comes to breaking contemporary music. Marco provides unique first-person commentary and experience of the grunge movement on Slacker’s Grunge: 20 Years Later station as well as exclusive interviews from his archives with artists including Courtney Love, Chris Cornell, Mike McCready and more.
“In the 90s, I was thrown directly into a music scene destined to become a revolution,” said Marco Collins. “Outside of Seattle, the scene seemed enormous, but here in the Northwest, it was a close-knit community. Everyone knew each other. It was like a family. There were so many bands and a lot of unsung heroes. On this station, I tried not only to focus on the superstars but to highlight the seminal smaller bands.”
Marco Collins’ experiences have also been included in Mark Yarm’s “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge” which is available today. “Everybody Loves Our Town” captures the grunge era in the words of the musicians, producers, managers, record executives, video directors, photographers, journalists, publicists, club owners, roadies, scenesters and hangers-on who lived through it.
“Marco provided invaluable insight into the scene in Seattle for the book and we are all thrilled to be launching the book in conjunction with the anniversary of Nevermind,” said Mark Yarm, author of “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge.” “Marco is a true visionary in music and a testament to Slacker Radio’s dedication to programming expertly curated genre stations for their listeners.”
Whether listening on the web; an iPad; Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS, Android, iPhone or BlackBerry smartphones; a Slacker-enabled Sony TV or Blu-ray player (or any of the many available devices that support Slacker Radio); Slacker listeners have instant access to their favorite music, artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art. On-demand access to the Slacker music library is also available with the recently released Premium Radio. To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to www.Slacker.com.
Today Slacker Radio is kicking off a 6-week giveaway in celebration of the Grunge: 20 Years Later station, offering 12 signed copies of Yarm’s book on Twitter. To enter the giveaway, share your favorite song, artist, anecdote or characteristic from the genre with the #slackergrunge hashtag. Follow @SlackerRadio, Twitter.com/SlackerRadio.
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