It was twenty years ago today–Friday, April 8, 1994–that we heard that Kurt Cobain was dead. I was on the air that afternoon and had to break the news. It was a crazy, chilling, sad day.
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If you were around when Nirvana blew up into one of the biggest bands in the world, asking why Kurt and Nirvana still matters seems like a stupid question. It’s self-evident, right? Yes–to some of us, anyway. But articulating that point to people who were too young (or not even born!) when Kurt died, a thoughtful response is required.
This is what Charles R. Cross tried to do with his book, Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain. I spoke to him about it.
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