Latest News Wires From Neil Young to Beck, memories of Kurt Cobain 20 years after his death

It's been 20 years since Nivana frontman and celebrated musician Kurt Cobain took his own life, but he remains a cultural touchstone for many. A handful of musicians who knew Cobain well or from afar discuss his influence.

By , AP Music Writer

Kurt Cobain changed Win Butler's world. Billie Joe Armstrong thought the Nirvana frontman was his generation's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And Beck thinks he owes a debt of gratitude to the singer-guitarist for opening the world's ears to a thriving, but little-heard underground scene.