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    • The song "Hope I Grow Old Before I Die" by They Might Be Giants from their album They Might Be Giants (1986) is a shout-out to "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)".
    • A macabre shout-out was made by Kurt Cobain in his suicide note, where he quoted the line "it's better to burn out than to fade away" from "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)". Young later dedicated his 1994 album, Sleeps with Angels, to Cobain.
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    • The Australian rock band Powderfinger named themselves after the song from this album.
  • Short-Lived, Big Impact: "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" is often interpreted as favoring this lifestyle in-song, because of the line "It's better to burn out than to fade away".

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