December 26, 2013


April 10 Declared Nirvana Day in Washington Town

Martyn Goodacre/Photoshot/Getty Images
Martyn Goodacre/Photoshot/Getty Images

Hoquiam, Wash., has declared April 10 Nirvana Day in honor of frontman Kurt Cobain's time spent in the small town. Earlier this month, we also learned that Nirvana will finally be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the same day. The iconic grunge rockers scored the honorable induction in their first year of eligibility. 

Hoquiam is located in the same county as Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, four miles east of the city. Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney said about the occasion, "[Nirvana] bring great honor... 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."

Needless to say all of Grays Harbor county is proud of their local boys—Aberdeen's welcome sign says, "Come as you are."