The retail management job he claimed to have became more vaguely defined every time I asked about it. Then, shortly after turning 56, I got a bad case of hives. When you think about it, that’s nearly three “seven-year itches” without a single craving for anyone other than my wife.
I should have known then what I was in for, but that's half the fun — or torture — of growing up, isn’t it?
was an American musician, artist, singer, songwriter, guitarist and poet.
Born in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in 1987 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene and grunge genre.
To mark the occasion, spoke with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson, who has become an outspoken feminist activist for a new generation of female musicians — and collaborated with Blondie’s Debbie Harry on a song for the Starz show “American Gods” — and drummer Butch Vig, a respected producer (Nirvana’s “Nevermind”), and frequent Foo Fighters collaborator, about memories of their past and visions for the future. Shirley Manson: “We’re thinking of doing a ‘Version 2.0’ anniversary tour [to mark the album’s 20th anniversary] with all of the album tracks and B-sides, so there will be a lot of songs that we have not even played before that we’ll be trying next year.”Butch Vig: “We’re working on new songs right now, and we’re already talking about another album that we want to start recording later in the year.” Debbie Harry made for an unforgettable first rock star moment…
Manson: “My very first experience [with a rock star] was Debbie Harry. Mackenzie and we were opening for Debbie’s ‘Debravation’ tour.