Today is the 17th anniversary of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's death caused by a self inflicted gunshot wound (depending on whom you ask) in 1994.

Troy Reimink | The Grand Rapids Press  writes:  Since the singer's visage now graces a version of Guitar Hero, and you can hear his music in such august venues as "American Idol," it almost seems quaint to wax all nostalgic about his death after all these years.

But if you're part of the generation for which Cobain's suicide registers as a "where were you when" moment, the anniversary at least allows for a good opportunity to contemplate the passage of time -- "Nevermind" turns 20 this year! -- and, in true Cobain fashion, do some serious navel-gazing.   Read the full story at