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Nirvana: Winners Get Scars, Too

Michael Azerrad, Vox, October 1993

Nirvana's meteoric rise was a classic example of the American Dream in action — until heroin turned it into a nightmare for singer Kurt Cobain. Michael Azerrad's forthcoming biography, Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, is an explicit account of the hell-and-back story. Below, the author introduces an exclusive extract from the band's darkest hours.

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