Nirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell nearly five million copies of their landmark album Nevermind, whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies embodied all the confusion, frustration, and passion of the emerging Generation X. Come as you are is the close-up, and associates -- now updated to include a new final chapter detailing the last year of Kurt Cobain's life, and Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, intimate story of Nirvana -- the only book with exclusive in-depth interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, relatives, as well as friends, former bandmembers, before his tragic suicide in April 1994.
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
The new york times bestseller and the definitive portrait of Kurt Cobain--as relevant as ever, as we remember the impact of Cobain on our culture twenty-five years after his death--now with a new preface and an additional final chapter from acclaimed author Charles R. Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, Washington, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, to his rise to fame, success, lyrics, and the adulation of a generation.
Cross. It has been twenty-five years since kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Charles cross has written a new preface for this edition, six years after Kurt's death, giving readers context for the time in which the book was written, and reminding everyone how fresh that cultural experience was when the interviews for the book were done.
Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. The new final chapter will update the story since, Nirvana's induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, regarding investigations into Cobain's death, and how their place in rock history has only risen over the decades.
His journals reveal an artist who loved music, who knew the history of rock, and who was determined to define his place in that history. Biography. Here is a mesmerizing, incomparable portrait of the most influential musician of his time. The lyrics notebook and personal journals of Kurt Cobain, iconic singer of the band Nirvana.
Kurt cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and his thoughts about fame, drawings, the state of music, and the people who bought and sold him and his music.
Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain
Throughout, danny stood by Kurt’s side as manager, and close friend. Danny goldberg explores what it is about Kurt Cobain that still resonates today, even with a generation who wasn’t alive until after Kurt’s death. Biography. This key time saw the stratospheric success of nevermind, kurt’s public struggles with addiction, frances Bean; and, which turned Nirvana into the most successful rock band in the world and made punk and grunge household terms; Kurt’s meeting and marriage to the brilliant but mercurial Courtney Love and their relationship that became a lightning rod for critics; the birth of their daughter, finally, which ended in a devastating suicide that would alter the course of rock history.
Danny worked with kurt from 1990 to 1994, the most impactful period of Kurt’s life. In the process, he provides a portrait of an icon unlike any that has come before. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of kurt cobain’s death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our timeIn early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle.
Casting aside the common obsession with the angst and depression that seemingly drove Kurt, his compassion, Serving the Servants is an exploration of his brilliance in every aspect of rock and roll, his ambition, and the legacy he wrought—one that has lasted decades longer than his career did. He had no idea that the band’s leader, would become a pop-culture icon with a legacy arguably at the level of that of John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, or Elvis Presley.
Drawing on goldberg’s own memories of kurt, friends, kurt’s close family, and former bandmates, files that previously have not been made public, among others, and interviews with, Serving the Servants sheds an entirely new light on these critical years.
An audio cd showcasing spoken-word material by Cobain, some of it never before released, will be included. Cross. Accompanying the previously unpublished images and memorabilia is a compelling biographical narrative by New York Times-bestselling author Charles R. An unparalleled look inside the brilliant mind of one of America's most revered rock legends, Cobain Unseen collects previously unseen artifacts and photographs from the estate's archives to form a fascinating portrait of the creativity, madness, and genius of Kurt Cobain.
Biography. Personal items and photographs take readers deeper inside Cobain's life than they've ever been before, facsimiles of unseen journal pages, and interactive features, such as Kurt's handwritten sticker-sheet of Nirvana name tags, and gatefolds of his graffiti-embellished guitars make this an essential keepsake.
This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl
He is the last true hero to emerge from the American underground. This is a call vividly recounts this incredible rock 'n' roll journey. Da capo Press. He speaks candidly and honestly about kurt cobain, the feuds that threatened to derail the Foo Fighters's global success, the arguments that almost tore Nirvana apart, and the dark days that almost caused him to quit music for good.
Dave grohl has emerged as one of the most recognizable and respected musicians in the world. Biography. With over 150, queens of the stone age, this is a call, the story of a singular career that includes Nirvana, is the definitive biography of Dave Grohl, 000 copies sold worldwide, Foo Fighters, and Them Crooked Vultures.
Based on ten years of original, dain bramage and scream, nevermind producer butch Vig and former bandmates from Mission Impossible, Washington DC punk legend Ian MacKaye, exclusive interviews with the man himself and conversations with a legion of musical associates such as Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, this is Grohl's epic story.
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, lyrics, success, to his rise to fame, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, and the adulation of a generation.
Charles cross has written a preface for this new edition, in which he recounts some of the events regarding Kurt Cobain and this book in the past two decades since his death. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it.
Da capo Press. Biography. It has been twenty years since kurt cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life.
Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain
For the attending authorities, it was an open-and-shut case of suicide. Biography. Award-winning investigative journalists max wallace and Ian Halperin have conducted a ten-year crusade for the truth, and in Love & Death they present a stunning, convincing argument that the whole truth has yet to be revealed.
What no one knew then, is that the deceased -- Kurt Cobain, however, the superstar frontman of Nirvana -- had been murdered. A chilling, groundbreaking investigation into the death of one of the great rock icons of our times -- including exclusive access to the case tapes of Courtney Love's former P. I. And a host of compelling new evidence.
On friday, april 8, 1994, a body was discovered in a room above a garage in Seattle. Hired by courtney love when her husband escaped from drug rehab and went missing -- and on new forensic evidence and police reports obtained under the Freedom of Information Act -- Love & Death explodes the long-standing theory that Kurt Cobain took his own life.
Da capo Press. Drawing on case tapes made by a P. I.
Nirvana: The Biography
Nirvana: the biography is an honest, moving, incisive, and heartfelt re-evaluation of a band that has been misrepresented time and time again since its tragic demise in April 1994 following Kurt Cobain's suicide. Drawn from hundreds of original interviews, Nirvana: The Biography is the final word on Nirvana, Cobain, and Seattle grunge.
Biography. As the assistant editor of melody maker, Everett True was the first journalist to cover the Seattle music scene in early 1989 and interview Nirvana. True captures what the band was really like. He also discusses the music scene of the time-the fellow bands, the scenes, the countless live dates, the seminars, the friends and allies and drug dealers.
He is responsible for bringing Hole, Soundgarden, Pavement, and a host of other bands to international attention. He introduced kurt cobain to courtney love, performed on stage with Nirvana on numerous occasions, and famously pushed Kurt onto the stage of the Reading Festival in 1992 in a wheelchair. Da capo Press.
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
Three rivers Press CA. The book tells the whole story: from the founding of the deep six bands to the worldwide success of grunge’s big four Nirvana, Pearl Jam, hype-rich indie label Sub Pop to the major-label feeding frenzy that overtook the Pacific Northwest; from the simple joys of making noise at basement parties and tiny rock clubs to the tragic, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains; from the rise of Seattle’s cash-poor, lonely deaths of superstars Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.
Drawn from more than 250 new interviews—with members of nirvana, babes in toyland, l7, pearl jam, mad season, the u-men, mudhoney, funny, soundgarden, Screaming Trees, lurid, Everybody Loves Our Town is at once a moving, Hole, Green River, 7 Year Bitch, Mother Love Bone, Candlebox and many more—and featuring previously untold stories and never-before-published photographs, Temple of the Dog, TAD, Alice in Chains, Melvins, and hugely insightful portrait of an extraordinary musical era.
But it wasn’t until five years later, with the seemingly overnight success of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit, ” that grunge became a household word and Seattle ground zero for the nineties alternative-rock explosion. Everybody loves our town captures the grunge era in the words of the musicians, journalists, roadies, video directors, managers, record executives, publicists, producers, photographers, club owners, scenesters and hangers-on who lived through it.
A time magazine best book of 2011, featuring nirvana, pearl jam, mudhoney and more!twenty years after the release of Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind comes Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the center of it all.
In 1986, green river, malfunkshun, melvins, a compilation featuring a half-dozen local bands: Soundgarden, fledgling Seattle label C/Z Records released Deep Six, the U-Men and Skin Yard.
Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York
Da capo Press. Biography. Nirvana unplugged in new york. Probably the most legendary performance from the MTV series, which went on to be a Grammy Award winning album, finally gets a DVD release. Features acoustic renditions of their best known songs including 'come as you are', 'on a plain', 'Polly' and their celebrated covers of the Leadbelly song, 'All Apologies', 'In The Pines', retitled as 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night?' and David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World'.
Three rivers Press CA.