Heavier Than Heaven

Author: Charles R. Cross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401304516

Category: Music

Page: 432

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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. 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. 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. Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer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, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation. Charles Cross has written a new preface for this edition, giving readers context for the time in which the book was written, six years after Kurt's death, and reminding everyone how fresh that cultural experience was when the interviews for the book were done. The new final chapter will update the story since, regarding investigations into Cobain's death, Nirvana's induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and how their place in rock history has only risen over the decades.

Heavier Than Heaven

Author: Charles R. Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340739396

Category: Punk rock musicians

Page: 381

View: 4625

This is the first in-depth biography of the troubled genius Kurt Cobain. Based on Cobain's unpublished diaries, 400 interviews, years of research, and a wealth of documentation, "Heavier Than Heaven" traces Cobain's life from his early days to his rise to fame, fortune, the adulation of a generation, and early death. Photos.

Heavier than heaven

Author: Charles R. Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788497939829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 503

View: 6173

Based on extensive research, more than four hundred interviews, and Kurt Cobain's unpublished diaries, a portrait of the late rock star traces his rise to fame, his relationship with wife Courtney Love, and his tragic suicide.

Teenage Dissertation: poetic lessons of a generation

Author: Chalind Farquharson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557016932

Category: Poetry

Page: 73

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Teenage Dissertation: poetic lessons of a generation is at once a poetic examination of an age group struggling against the social instabilities of our time and a rallying cry for that generation to shatter the misconceptions and stereotypes that threaten to repeat themselves within their time. Author Chalind Farquharson, in his first volume of poetry and essays, has attempted to illuminate the trials he and his peers have endured throughout a time of war, social and political disillusions. With topics ranging from love to fatherhood to even race and religion, Teenage Dissertation is a reference for any mind that seeks a comforting word.

Amy, 27

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444758519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4477

The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy. She was one of the brightest music stars in years -a brilliant, original song writer with a mighty voice and great personal charm. Amy was loveable, but troubled. She was as notorious for her messy personal life, drug addiction and alcoholism, as she was celebrated for her songs, and her death in 2011, while shocking, was not unexpected. Amy was also the latest in a series of iconic music stars who died at the same young age; starting with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones whose death in 1969 was followed by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970, Jim Morrison in 1971, and Kurt Cobain in 1994. All were gifted. All were dissipated. All were 27. The 27 Club was first used as a collective term for these lost souls after a comment by Kurt Cobain's mother. 'He's gone and joined that stupid club,' she said after Kurt shot himself. 'I told him not to ...' In this ground-breaking book, Howard Sounes delivers a detailed and insightful study of Amy Winehouse's life, and sets that life in the context of the 27 Club. That six big music stars died at 27 -- along with 44 less well-known names -- is on one level a coincidence. But behind this coincidence Sounes reveals is a disturbing common narrative that explains how these artists met their fate, and casts new light on Amy's death in particular.

Alice in Chains

Author: David de Sola

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466848391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9098

Alice in Chains was the first of grunge's big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems. Acclaimed journalist David de Sola follows the members from their inauspicious beginnings at a warehouse under the Ballard Bridge through the history of the band, charting: - The local hair metal scene in Seattle during the 1980s. - How drugs nearly destroyed the band and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr. - Jerry Cantrell's solo career and Mike Starr's life after being fired from the band. - The band's resurrection with William DuVall, the Atlanta singer/guitarist who stepped into Layne Staley's shoes. Based on a wealth of interviews with people with direct knowledge of the band and its history, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time, Alice in Chains will stand as the definitive Alice in Chains biography for years to come.

Here We Are Now

Author: Charles R. Cross

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062308246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1218

In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so much, 20 years after his death? Kurt Cobain is the icon born of the 90s, a man whose legacy continues to influence pop culture and music. Cross explores the impact Cobain has had on music, fashion, film, and culture, and attempts to explain his lasting and looming legacy.