Your question prompts me to ask one I've long had. What is the definition of alternative rock? Is it different from real rock, original rock, old rock, classic rock, "establishment" rock, "sell out" rock, or what? What are the definitions of those terms, if any?
Is alternative rock a true genre or just a name?Your opinion... is it a trendy name or an actual musical genre? I don't really have an opinion on this, so I'm interested in hearing that of anyone who answers.