It’s been thirty years since Nirvana released Nevermind, one of the albums that caused a seismic shift in the music business (and made my flannel shirt a stylish statement). Nevermind at 30: How the Nirvana album shook the world.

+ Michael Azerrad, who wrote the book on Nirvana, in The New Yorker: My Time with Kurt Cobain. “Befriending a rock star isn’t necessarily as cool as you’d think—particularly when tragedy happens.”