April 10 Is Nirvana Day
At least in Hoquiam, Washington
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Nirvana in 1991: From left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain.   (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)

(Newser) – Nirvana fans now have two choices of pilgrimage for April 10: They can trek to Cleveland to see surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic as the band gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or they can head to little Hoquiam, Washington, which has declared the 10th to be Nirvana Day to commemorate the occasion, reports Rolling Stone. Kurt Cobain was born and raised just a few miles away in Aberdeen.

“They bring great honor ... to our entire community," the mayor tells KXRO. "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.”

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DougMasters
Dec 27, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Nirvana was great, Cobain was one of those lyricists with something to say and a creative way to say it. You didn't have to even "relate" to the guy for his lyrics to speak to you. Either you could relate, or his lyrics really spoke about various aspects of human feeling, aggression, thought..... A true lyricist, with truly something to say. How many lyricists these days with the same limelight really have anything to say?
iq145
Dec 27, 2013 6:19 PM CST
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Carrie Away
Dec 27, 2013 12:21 PM CST
This is a wonderful way to honor Nirvana. I am so happy that the Mayor realizes what a great asset the well-loved Nirvana band is to his town. I think I will take my son up to pay our respects to the greatest grunge band ever!