Quiz: Kurt Cobain would’ve been 50 this year! How close is your musical taste to his?

Find out how similar your tastes are to Kurt Cobain’s in our quiz!

Caitlin Carter
February 16, 2017

An undated file photo shows “Nirvana” lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain performing on stage. Living fast and dying young has long been part of rock ‘n’ roll lore. And in this case, statistics affirm the image, according to a study released Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University, whose report appeared in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, studied a sample of North American and British rock and pop stars and concluded they are more than twice as likely as the rest of the population to die an early death. The team analyzed the stars of rock, punk, rap, R&B, electronic and new age genres in the “All Time Top 1,000” albums, published in 2000. They then analyzed the artists – ranging from the late Elvis Presley to the still lively rapper Eminem tabulating how many had died and at what age. Cobain committed suicide at his home in Seattle on April 8, 1994. (AP Photo)

In celebration what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, SiriusXM Lithium (Ch. 34) is honoring the legendary Nirvana frontman by playing his favorite music. In Cobain’s Journals (published in 2003), lies a page with a handwritten list of his 50 favorite albums. The list exemplifies the breadth of Kurt’s musical taste with an array of influences ranging from hard-core punk to The Beatles. To honor Cobain, Lithium will play one song from each his favorite 50 albums on what would have been his 50th birthday, Feb. 20.

SiriusXM host Jenny Eliscu will trace the musical roots of one of the most influential artists of the ’90s. Kurt Cobain’s 50 for 50 on Lithium is a 3+ hour tribute for a rock icon on what would have been his 50th birthday and airs 2/20 at 9 am ET, 8 pm ET; 2/21 at 12 pm ET; 2/22 at 4 pm ET; 2/23 at 6 am ET; 2/24 at 12 am ET; 2/25 at 2 pm ET on Lithium (Ch. 34)!

Find out how similar your tastes are to Cobain’s in our quiz below!

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