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Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana in 1993.

Read We've Never Stopped Thinking About Kurt Cobain

April 5, 2014 – Kurt Cobain's music, and tributes to it, has been a steady presence since his death 20 years ago.

Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center).

Read The '90s Are Back, Or Whatever...

July 9, 2013 – This week, All Songs Considered examines the music of the '90s at its best, worst and weirdest.


Bryan Funck of Thou performs at the Black Cat.

Read About A Song: Thou On Nirvana's 'Something In The Way'

September 22, 2011 – Thou vocalist Bryan Funck says the song is about "being completely crushed and obliterated."


Nirvana (from left): Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist  Novoselic.

Read 'Nevermind' At 20: Producer Butch Vig On Nirvana

September 22, 2011 – Vig looks back on a band eager to work and an artist struggling with his success.


Damien Jurado.

Read About A Song: Damien Jurado On Nirvana's 'Something In The Way'

September 21, 2011 – Not even mixtapes from Kurt Cobain prepared Jurado for his disappointment in the "year punk broke."

David Bazan as Pedro the Lion circa 2000.

Read About A Song: David Bazan On Nirvana's 'Something In The Way'

September 20, 2011 – Bazan calls the Nevermind song "hymn-like" in thinking about his own live cover version from 2000.


Nirvana's Kurt Cobain (right), pictured with Flea, wears a Daniel Johnston T-shirt at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

Read 50 Artists Who Inspired Kurt Cobain

September 19, 2011 – Cobain's record and T-shirt collections were a way to discover little-heard music in the '90s.

Kurt Cobain performs on MTV's Unplugged in 1993.

Watch About A Song, Not A Year: Nirvana's 'Something In The Way'

September 19, 2011 – Sometimes a song just gets inside you. A chord, a beat or a howl finds a root and digs deep.

Amy Winehouse.

Watch Amy Winehouse And The Sad Story Of The 27s

July 23, 2011 – Yet another talented, troubled musician just happened to die at 27. What is it about that age?

Nevermind cover

Listen Telekinesis, Others Cover Nirvana For 'Nevermind' Tribute Album

July 18, 2011 – Hear the band cover "On a Plain" on Newermind, Spin magazine's track-by-track tribute to Nevermind.


Noah Lennox, better known as Panda Bear, spun a playlist heavy with friends and contemporaries on this week's show.

Read Guest DJ Panda Bear

March 29, 2011 – Panda Bear spins some of his contemporary favorites, and previews cuts from his upcoming Tomboy.


Kurt Cobain

Listen Cobain's Journals: The Writer Behind The Rock Star

June 28, 2010 – Author Karan Mahajan says these funny, self-aware writings are more than a pacifier for weepy fans.


Listen The Best Live Rock Record Ever?

November 10, 2009 – A polished-up bootleg, now on DVD, reveals Nirvana's true greatness and the joy of sonic mayhem.


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