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Kurt Cobain memorial park benches up for auction

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — Two benches that sat in a Seattle park near the home of Kurt Cobain became an unofficial memorial to the grunge rock singer after he killed himself 20 years ago…. …read more

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Note in Cobain's wallet mocks wedding vows to Love

SEATTLE (AP) — A handwritten note police discovered in Kurt Cobain’s wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, the late Nirvana front man’s wife…. …read more

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Police will release new Kurt Cobain photo

By By CHRIS GRYGIEL SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police plan to release a new photograph discovered during a re-examination of the death of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain…. …read more

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Campaign to preserve Cobain home in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A Portland woman has started an online campaign to save the childhood home of Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen as a museum to the Nirvana grunge rock icon…. …read more

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Kurt Cobain: Aberdeen and Legacy – Author to launch new Kurt Cobain book at Aberdeen library

Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain

Bestselling author Charles R. Cross of Seattle will launch his new book, “Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain” with a reading, conversation and book signing at the Aberdeen Timberland Library on Thursday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Charles R. CrossThe author of nine books, Cross has previously published two books on Nirvana’s front man, “Heavier than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain,” just out in a new edition, and “Cobain Unseen,” both national bestsellers. Copies of the latest book and the updated “Heavier than Heaven” will be available for purchase, and Cross will sign any of his previous books as well.

 

As the title of his talk, “Kurt Cobain: Aberdeen and Legacy: How he Changed Aberdeen and How it Shaped Him,” indicates, Cross will discuss Cobain’s relationship with his hometown. He will also answer questions from the audience.

 

The library is Cross’s first stop on the national book tour for his new book. Cross returns to Aberdeen to launch each Cobain book in Kurt’s hometown, reflecting Cross’s passion to show how the musician’s life can be an inspiration to young people, and how important the city was in shaping him.

 

Cross’s new book takes on the question of why Cobain matters so much 20 years after his death, exploring the legacy of a man whose life continues to influence pop culture and music as well as addiction and recovery models and communities.

 

Cross graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in creative writing. From 1986 to 2000, he served as editor of the Northwest music and entertainment magazine, The Rocket, the first publication ever to run a story on Nirvana. Cross’s writing has appeared in hundreds of magazines and newspapers. He has lectured and read at universities and colleges around the world, and has frequently been interviewed for film, radio, and television documentaries.

Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain

The Aberdeen Timberland Library is located at 121 E Market Street. For more information, contact the library at (360) 533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.

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Aberdeen celebrates Kurt Cobain Day with Cement Resurrection

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The city of Aberdeen yesterday celebrated its first Kurt Cobain Day, honoring the Nirvana front man on his birthday, “A celebration of his, is not because he was a druggy, but because he was a great musician.”
Mayor Bill Simpson spoke to a crowd of over 200 before the unveiling of Randi Hubbard’s statue of Kurt Cobain, at the Aberdeen Museum last night “I’m proud to be able to put this thing on today, it’s been tough. I’ve had some people who were not very nice to me because of the fact that he was a druggy. But you know, I think Elvis was a druggy, I think Janis Joplin was a druggy too.”
We spoke with Simpson before the unveiling, as the band Gebular rocked the Museum; “Over the years there will be a lot more than this, I would like to see at least a couple of nights more. Maybe one here maybe one at the D&R Theater, and really make it a big success. It’s been a long time in coming and we needed to do this for the band, for Kurt Cobain, and for our community. To let them know what great people have come out of this community.”
Cobain would have been 47 yesterday, the band Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th – or if you’re in Hoquiam; on Nirvana Day.
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Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen hometown

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — It’s Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, the hometown for the singer who led Nirvana to grunge rock fame…. …read more

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