Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets visits Dad Rock HQ to talk about the band's evolution from hardcore punk to mainstream chart success (hit single "Backwater" from gold album "Too High to Die"). And there's the now-legendary surprise appearance on Nirvana's seminal "MTV Unplugged" show.

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Also, be sure to check out Cris' own podcast — cleverly named The Cris Kirkwood Podcast — on iTunes and SoundCloud.