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.
|Cultural origins||Late 1970s to early 1980s, United Kingdom and United States|
- di Perna, Alan. "Brave Noise--The History of Alternative Rock Guitar". Guitar World. December 1995.