20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death

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MTV Live and Loud: Nirvana Performs Live – December 1993

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during MTV Live and Loud: Nirvana Performs Live – December 1993 at Pier 28 in Seattle, Washington, United States

SEATTLE – It’s been twenty years to the day that Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home.  Seattle Police and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994.  Cobain was the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter for the grunge band Nirvana, which he founded with Krist Novoselic in Cobain’s hometown Aberdeen, Washington.

Twenty years have passed and the influence of Nirvana’s influence in rock music has only grown.  Novoselic, the band’s bassist, has become an outspoken political activist and drummer Dave Grohl has gained further success with his band Foo Fighters, the           Seattle Times reported.

On Thursday April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.  “The Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana” will be the subject of a panel discussion Sunday April 6 at Seattle’s EMP museum.  Jacob McMurray, EMP’s Senior Curator of Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, will host the discussion, which runs from 2p – 3p.  Also on the panel: Charles R. Cross, Cobain’s biographer and author, Charles Peterson (photographer), Jack Endino (producer and musician) and Bruce Pavitt (co-founder of Sub Pop)


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