Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy can't help but take pride in the Pacific Northwest's place in rock over the past quarter-century. Kennedy spoke to Classic Rock magazine while promoting his second solo set, The Ides Of March.
Kennedy explained, "Grunge was the last musical movement to have a profound effect on the world. Growing up here (in Spokane, Washington) we were four or five hours away from Seattle, and seeing all that starting to happen in the late-'80s was exciting. We had no idea how big it was gonna get."
He went on to say, "In '88, '89 (drummer) Zia (Uddin), who plays in the solo band with me, and I were playing a handful of Soundgarden songs in cover bands. And then Alice In Chains would come over and open for national acts. I don’t even know if they’d been signed yet. So it was really cool to watch all that take off."