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The welcome sign to Aberdeen, Wash., includes "Come As You Are," as tribute to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, who grew up in the city. The city museum housing artifacts from his childhood burned down June 9. Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Rewind: The Legacy Of The '90s

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Piñata Protest. From left to right: Jose Morales, JJ Martinez. Foreground: Alvaro del Norte, Marcus Cazares courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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So The Punk Says To The Ranchero, 'You Should Listen To Piñata Protest'

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Kurt Cobain with daughter Frances. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

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Nirvana in 1993 (from left): Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl. Anton Corbijn hide caption

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Hear Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic On 'In Utero'

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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). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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

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Kurt Cobain performs at the Reading Festival in 1992. Charles Peterson hide caption

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The Best Live Rock Record Ever?

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Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Remembered

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Stages of Grief for the 'BPP': Denial

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Grunge, Rap Music Added to U.S. Recording Registry

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Kurt Cobain Remembered

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Bryan Funck of Thou performs at the Black Cat. Reid Haitcock for NPR hide caption

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Something In The Way

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Nirvana (from left): Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. Kirk Weddle hide caption

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'Nevermind' At 20: Producer Butch Vig On Nirvana

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David Bazan as Pedro the Lion circa 2000. Tim Owen hide caption

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Something in the Way

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