April 8th, 1994: The Cobain Anniversary

I will always remember where I was when I heard the news.  I had just gotten to know Nirvana — yes, I was a late bloomer — and didn’t quite realize how much of an impact he had on music.  I don’t think any of us would grasp that 24 years later, it would still sting.

Neil Strauss of Rolling Stone filed his original report on the unfortunate timeline of Kurt’s demise — a cry for help overseas, an escape from a clinic, and the days he spent essentially missing — and I’ve always thought it was the best perspective piece on Kurt’s life as a whole.

This month, Neil re-released the article, now including never before released material.  It’s a good read on a tough day.  — [eric]

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