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When you are as cool and unstoppable as JGL you are allowed to cover Nirvana’s Lithium live on stage at the Neptune Theater in Seattle. Is it the best cover? No. Does it matter? No. What’s that? He’s starring in Dark Knight Rises? Of course he is.

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“Mini Mariners fan busts some big-screen moves to MJ’s “Thriller” at Safeco Field.”

On April 17, 1991 — 20 years ago today — Nirvana took the stage in Seattle at Pioneer Square’s legendary OK Hotel and debuted a song called “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” There were barely any lyrics yet but in just a few months time, the song would alter the course of ’90s popular music.

Of the song, Cobain famously said he “was basically trying to rip off the Pixies… we used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.” It’s an apt homage, considering that Nirvana’s explosive success — and Nevermind’s ushering in of mainstream alternative — was in many ways a culmination of the long road tread by the bands that comprised the ’80s college rock and indie underground universe.