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Kurt Cobain: Twenty Years Later

On the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Sean Beaudoin declines to tell you what it all means. Continue reading

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Calm Like a Bomb: Bruce Pavitt Recalls Nirvana’s ’89 European Campaign

Bruce Pavitt’s Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 covers the final eight days of the TAD/Nirvana 1989 European tour, beginning in Rome where Kurt Cobain had an emotional meltdown, to a triumphant finale at London’s Astoria Theater. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms

Twenty years ago, “Hey Jealousy” climbed to #4 on the Billboard charts. A few months later, the man who wrote the song killed himself. Continue reading

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The Dead Daisies: The Return of the Supergroup

“Nirvana were massively influential, but after [Kurt Cobain] popped himself, I kind of had more respect for him, actually…if you really hate what you’re doing, then why are you doing it?” -Dead Daisies vocalist Jon Stevens Continue reading

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The Time I (Almost) Defined a Generation

In which James Greer, then a music writer at SPIN, moves in mysterious ways. Continue reading

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In Honor of National Pot Smokers’ Day

In which Diana Spechler reminisces about illegally buying liquor, and the Boston College student who sold it to her. Love and drugs at the age of seventeen.
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