Other in-your-face antiheroes soon to be swimming mainstream: Former Misfits and Samhain frontman Glenn Danzig -one of the few punk- rockers more pumped up than Rollins-has earned the admiration of cultural cognoscenti Beavis and Butt-head as well as MTV ”Buzz Bin” rotation for his band Danzig’s ”Mother” video. An upcoming album should cement his hair- whipping following. A breakout performance on the 1991 inaugural Lollapalooza tour anointed Trent Reznor, the wiry heart of industrialists Nine Inch Nails (who have a third album due in March), with cult-idol status. And the timely, fierce independence of Chicago’s Liz Phair should vault her off critics’ lists and onto ”voice of a generation” magazine layouts.

Originally posted February 18 1994 — 12:00 AM EST

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