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Nirvana Spotlight: Neil Young, Melvins, Beatles, And Sonic Youth Among Kurt Cobain’s Musical Influences (page 3)

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4. [mp3com-artist]Neil Young & Crazy Horse[/mp3com-artist].  Kurt’s suicide note contained a lyric from Young’s “My Hey Hey (Into The Black).” It quoted the line, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

5.  [mp3com-artist]R.E.M.[/mp3com-artist] Sadly the two never got together to record music, but we do know R.E.M.’s early sounds had an impact on Nirvana.  In 1993, Cobain said of R.E.M. “If I could write just a couple of songs as good as what they’ve written … I don’t know how that band does what they do. God, they’re the greatest. They’ve dealt with their success like saints, and they keep delivering great music.”

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