April 10 Officially Declared Nirvana Day

Meanwhile, a story of Kurt Cobain visiting GG Allin in prison has surfaced online.

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April 10 has officially been declared Nirvana Day in the city of Hoquiam, Washington, a small town located four miles from Kurt Cobain's hometown Aberdeen. According to KXRO Radio, the celebration comes as a tribute to Nirvana's Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction. "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community," commented Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney. "And I think that it's good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it's good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments." Meanwhile, an interesting Nirvana story has surfaced as a part of the latest Flaming Lips book, confirming Cobain had visited the infamous punk rocker GG Allin in prison sometime during early 1990. Known as one of the most deranged musicians in rock history, videos of Allin's live shows are still highly controversial and feature the singer regularly stripping, fighting crowd members and smearing feces over his face after defecating onstage. "After we told him who we were and that we were big fans, he proceeded to curse and spit at us and kept yelling that we were 'just a couple of Kansas City fa-ots who want their d-ks sucked," drummer Nathan Roberts said about encountering GG with Kurt. As Loudwire reports, Cobain talked with MTV about Allin shortly after the singer's death. "I was too afraid," he said about never seeing GG live. "I could have went one time, I knew he was playing, but I just didn't get around to it. It would have been something." Full story regarding the prison visit can be found in "Staring at Sound: the True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips" book, available over on Amazon.

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    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    yay, Nirvana have their own holiday! Take that Gene Simmons...I don't see KISS having any big giant freakin' holiday yet.
    KnotParkDay
    Tomorrow's headline: "Gene Simmons Announces Kiss Week"
    sasvnightingale
    But can your best friend's sister, your best friend's ex-wife, your roommate's sister-in-law, or you best friend's mom see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
    lemmyisgod97
    Weird, Kurt Cobain wouldn't seem like the kind of person who'd want to associate with a rapist among all the other things GG Aliin was and did.
    sideslick
    Why is Hoquiam doing this instead of Aberdeen? I've been to both, and Hoquiam is a sea-rotted trash-dump. Worse than Aberdeen that Kurt escaped from to find fame. Aberdeen should be doing this instead... ON THE PROPER DAY! He died on the 15th, not the 10th. Plus, the 15th is already Seattle-Rock Day here in Washington. Why do they want a separate day?
    bradd101
    Eh, for all of his talk about "posers", GG Allin was the biggest tryhard of the lot, he was just deranged.
    DrunkInThTrunk
    why can't we just drop it... I love nirvana, but **** kurt. he doesn't need to be on this goddamn pedestal with nirvana fanboys licking his *******. he's just another dead person.
    Gatorman1300
    Its not them honoring Kurt for dying. They are honoring their home town hero. Its kinda like Christmas for Jesus but more local to the Aberdeen area.
    -LAW-
    I'm sure Nirvana day will differ massively to all the other days... -_-
    codyjt5150
    GG Allin is just the Ian Watkins of the 90's. Except unfortunately Ian is still alive.
    kramer242
    You know, I understand the circumstances with Kurt's death, which can make some people question this, but agree with them. Except it should have been nirvana day. If more areas would recognize great things people do, in life, maybe more people would strive to do great things. Inspiration does wonderous things. I would think something like this would be more of an honor than a silly award.
    kramer242
    Disregard the nirvana day part. I read wrong. Much due to it saying about cobain
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Regarding the possibility of KISS week, I actually think it might be cool as long as every surviving musician who was ever in KISS joined the current lineup for the worlds longest concert, every KISS album played in entirety.
    Gatorman1300
    WHY THE FUCK R U BRINGING KISS INTO THIS. THEY ARE IRRELEVANT TO THIS CONVERSATION. THEY WERE NOT EVEN HALF AS GOOD AS NIRVANA!!!!!