Finding unexpected success with Smells Like Teen Spirit, the band's lead single from its second album Nevermind, Nirvana brought grunge into the mainstream. Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994.
Alice in Chains is another American grunge and heavy metal rock band from Seattle. It was formed in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and vocalist Layne Staley. The band is known for its distinct style, which often includes the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 17 million albums worldwide. The band disbanded in 2002, after Layne Staley's death, but reunited in 2005 with new lead vocalist William DuVall.