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Saturday, April 5th marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. On April 5th, 1994 Nirvana's front man took his life at 27 years old in his Seattle home. Had Cobain not taken his life, he would be 46 years old today. Sachs Media Group commissioned an age progression for Kurt Cobain of what he would look like:

This past weekend, various artists paid tribute to Cobain's death, performing live covers of Nirvana songs.

At Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paolo, Muse covered one of Nirvana's classic songs, "Lithium".

Coincidentally, this same night St. Vincent performed "Lithium" in Chicago

 

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10 in New York City, an event that is open to the general public for the first time. Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic has brought up the fact that the remaining members of Nirvana may be performing at the ceremony.

 

Whether or not Nirvana plays together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will be interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, April 8th. This week The Tonight Show will also include guests such as Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens), Stevie Nicks, Kiss, and John Oates of Hall and Oates.

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The 16 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year have been announced! There are several repeat nominees and some new faces, as is the annual tradition. The new nominations include Nirvana, Hall and Oates, The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, and Peter Gabriel. Repeat nominations include Kiss, LL Cool J, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, NWA, and Chic. Nirvana is on the list for the first possible time, since 25 years has passed since their first album Bleach was released.

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are always controversial, and even more so is the final induction. There is usually criticism for the people that get to vote being unfairly biased, as well as for alleged vote fixing, particularly in 2007. Additionally, there has been some outcry about early pioneers in rock and roll being omitted for bigger names that couldn't have made it without their influence.

There is no specific date for when inductees will be announced, but we will be sure to talk about them as soon as we know.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Chic
Deep Purple
Peter Gabriel
Hall And Oates
Kiss
LL Cool J
The Meters
Nirvana
NWA
The Replacements
Linda Ronstadt
Cat Stevens
Link Wray
Yes
The Zombies

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the inductees for the "class of 2010" yesterday. Among them were The Stooges, Iggy Pop's influential protopunk group, who were on their 8th nomination for the honor. Also to be inducted are the Swedish-pop group Abba, who had also been previously nominated. Filling out the bunch is reggae star Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, and British-invasion group The Hollies.

To be inducted in the non-performer category is songwriting duos Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Also, songwriters Mort Shuman and Otis Blackwell and music impresario David Geffen.

This year's induction ceremony will be at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on March 15th.

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