|This is taken from an interview with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament:
The Beat: Many music fans are waiting for an artist to bring something fresh and exciting to the pop charts. Pearl Jam and Nirvana had that kind of effect in the early 1990s and made the '80s pop-metal groups obsolete. At the time, did you feel like there was a revolution happening on the pop charts?
Ament: Only because people were talking about it. We were just doing what we'd been doing for a few years. Even at the time Guns 'n' Roses came out, I had more expectations for them than they ended up living up to. Their early songs like "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone," I thought, "Wow this could be dangerous rock 'n' roll." Then they just kind of became a parody of themselves, this typical indulgent rock. And it wasn't what they set out to be. I think it was only a matter of time that a band like Nirvana broke the mold with a fiery, real, integral energy.