Alan Cross' 'Music that Mattered' project on the long-running radio documentary series, The Ongoing History of New Music (heard on Edge 102/Toronto), this book features the history of new rock's Top 25 performers. It includes biographies, fascinating trivia, reading lists, recommended web-sites, discographies and more. If you want to know where today's music came from, start here. This book contains three and a half decades of Alternative Music -- the stories of the artists, their lives and their music -- related in detail by a noted expert. If there was ever a single, complete, no-holds-barred guide to the Alternative music world, this is it.