American singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994), performs with his group Nirvana at a taping of the television program 'MTV Unplugged,' New York, New York, Novemeber 18, 1993. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
I warned last summer that Nirvana nostalgia would soon enter overdrive. Since then, we've passed the 20th anniversaries of the release of In Utero and the recording of MTV Unplugged In New York. Now, multiple milestones and anniversaries converge upon early April.
Hoquiam, Washington, one burg over from Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, has declared April 10 "Nirvana Day".
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony also falls on April 10. The Rock Hall voted to enshrine Nirvana in the band's first year of eligibility.
Billboard reports Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney said, "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community. And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments."
Almost exactly 20 years prior, Kurt Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities discovered his remains on April 8, 1994, and they estimated he died on April 5.
So to summarize:
April 5-8: the death of Kurt Cobain
April 10: Nirvana gets inducted into the Rock Hall
April 10: "Nirvana Day" in Hoquiam, Washington
If you're one of those "Nirvana's overrated because Kurt died" people, see you in May.
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