Why Is Hoquiam, WA Planning 'Nirvana Day' Celebrations?

The town Hoquiam in North-West America's Washington State is planning on celebrating its modest link to grunge rockers Nirvana by instating a 'Nirvana Day.' Though the small town (pop. 10,000) is four miles away from Aberdeen where Cobain spent much of his childhood and teens, the late former frontman apparently lived in Hoquiam briefly.

Nirvana
Nirvana Will Be Honored By A Town Kurt Cobain Lived In Once.

It is not known whether Hoquiam's Nirvana Day will be an annual celebration but a date has been set for the 10th April 2014 to coincide with the band's ascension into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and honor its most famous former resident's achievements.

Mayor Jack Durney told local radio station KXRO about the band's positive impact on the town and explained why the group should be honored. "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community. 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," said Durney.

Kurt Cobain Figurine
From Modest Roots, Nirvana Grew To Become One Of The World's Most Influential Bands.

One of the most influential bands of all time, Nirvana sailed into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame as soon as they became eligible, i.e. 25 years has elapsed since the release of their first record (1989's 'Bleach'). What's more, September saw the 20th anniversary of the band's final solo album In Utero which was marked by fans worldwide.

April 10th will be a day not only filled with accolades for Nirvana, but the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt. "This is a great honor," Krist Noveselic said after this year's honorees were announced. "Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who's kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting."

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on the 10th April 2014.

Dave Grohl Krist Novoselic
Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic Are Expected To Accept April's Honor.


Contactmusic

Tags: Dave Grohl - Kurt Cobain

Advertisement

More Dave Grohl

Who Is Jordyn Blum? Wife Of Foo Fighter's Frontman Dave Grohl

As the animalistic drummer in Nirvana and the guitar-thrashing frontman in Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is one of the most well-known and prolific rockstars on...

Foo Fighters - The Five Most Unexpected Live Moments

Last week, legendary rockers the Foo Fighters were announced as headliners for the Invictus Games Closing Party in London’s Olympic Park. The September concert -...

Foo Fighters 8th Studio Album To Be Released In November

Foo Fighters have unveiled the month in which their hotly anticipated 8th studio album will be released. According to a press release, fans can expect...

Foo Fighters Play Surprise Show At New Orleans' Preservation Hall

Foo Fighters surprised fans in New Orleans on Saturday night (May 17th), by performing at the Preservation Hall, which caused an entire city block to...

Advertisement

Foo Fighters Get Their Own HBO Series (Plus, New Album News)

The Foo Fighters have announced they will release a new currently untitled album this fall, with a HBO film documenting its recording. The series will...

A Week In News: Peaches Passes, 'Captain America' Crushes Competition, Rockers Roll Into The History Books

"#RIPPeaches": So went the hashtag that thousands of Twitter users used to pay tribute to the late Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her...

'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Tonight: Joan Jett To Step In For Kurt Cobain?

Today's the day! A new year's worth of rock royalty will tonight be ushered into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's...

Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracist Sues Seattle Police Over Suicide Scene Photos

The police department of Seattle is facing a lawsuit after releasing previously unseen photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide. The 18 photos largely...

Advertisement

Comments

Dave Grohl Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dave Grohl

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All