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Seminal British Band Wire To Headline Festival In Marfa

Apr 6, 2018
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Plus, an interview with the band’s Colin Newman

From Texas Standard.

It might sound a little different than you remember, but there’s a new version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” going around online. With 2 million views online, it was finally taken down for copyright reasons.

The “Godmother of Punk Rock,” Patti Smith, on creativity and invention. She’s with us.

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Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old today. The artist who embodied the grunge movement was born on Feb. 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. The band’s popularity skyrocketed in the 1990s, but Cobain struggled with fame, and killed himself on April 5, 1994.

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