Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Author: Danny Goldberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409182819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea that the band's leader, Kurt Cobain, would become a pop-culture icon with a legacy arguably at the level of John Lennon, Michael Jackson, or Elvis Presley. Danny worked with Kurt from 1990 to 1994, the most impactful period of Kurt's life. This key time saw the stratospheric success of Nevermind turn Nirvana into the most successful rock band in the world and make punk and grunge household names; Kurt met and married the brilliant but mercurial Courtney Love and their relationship became a lightning rod for critics; their daughter Frances Bean was born; and, finally, Kurt's public struggles with addiction ended in a devastating suicide that would alter the course of rock history. Throughout, Danny stood by Kurt's side as manager, and close friend. Drawing on Danny's own memories of Kurt, files which previously have not been made public, and interviews with, among others, Kurt's close family, friends and former bandmates, Serving the Servant sheds an entirely new light on these critical years. Casting aside the common obsession with the angst and depression that seemingly drove Kurt, Serving the Servant is an exploration of his brilliance in every aspect of rock and roll, his compassion, his ambition, and the legacy he wrought - one that has lasted decades longer than his career did. 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. In the process, he provides a portrait of an icon unlike any that have come before.

Kurt Cobain

Author: Brett Morgen,Richard Bienstock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1608879879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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The companion book to the HBO film about the Nirvana singer and songwriter, “the most intimate rock doc ever” (Rolling Stone). Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, “the flagship band of Generation X,” remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans. For the first time, his story was told in the fully authorized feature documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, in 2015. Brett Morgen—the Oscar®-nominated filmmaker behind such acclaimed documentaries as the HBO presentation Crossfire Hurricane, which celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Rolling Stones, and The Kid Stays in the Picture—was writer, director, and producer of film. Visual artist Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s daughter, was executive producer. This riveting book accompanied Morgen’s documentary and delved further into the material created for the film, presenting an illuminating and honest portrait of the Nirvana frontman that captured the contradictions that made up his character. The book is composed of the extended versions of the exclusive interviews featured in the film. It also showcases the film’s incredible visuals with a mixture of animation stills, rare photography, and other treasures from Kurt Cobain’s personal archive. Director Brett Morgen offers his personal thoughts on the creation of the film and the need to shatter the mythos that surrounds Cobain. Taking fans into and beyond Morgen’s movie with unparalleled insight into the world of the late musician, this book is the perfect complement to a milestone documentary that forever changed the way fans view Kurt Cobain. “The film offers the bells and whistles but the book provides the real guts of the tale.” —Examiner

Kurt Cobain

Author: Christopher Sandford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409148017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 536


In this compelling biography, Christopher Sandford explores the full, inside story of Kurt Cobain. From the disruptive childhood which had such a crucial impact on Cobain's personality to the ambitious career musician who, as a friend said, "lunged for success", and the worldwide breakthrough of Nirvana's Nevermind, Sandford also writes about Cobain's stormy marriage to Courtney Love, his heroin addiction, and how he became more and more of a recluse. Finally, he writes of the crisis when, in April 1994, Cobain turned a shotgun on himself and became a martyr for disaffected youth. The result is a saga of success and corruption which John Peel has called "the ultimate rock and roll morality story".

Kurt Cobain

Author: Jeff Burlingame

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766024267

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 3463


Traces the life, career, and impact of rock musician Kurt Cobain.

Kurt Cobain

Author: N.A

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438141378

Category: Electronic books

Page: N.A

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27: Kurt Cobain

Author: Chris Salewicz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178087538X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 7298


Kurt Cobain, Nirvana frontman, died aged just 27. In this insightful mini-biography, respected music critic Chris Salewicz examines Cobain's journey from sensitive loner to generational icon. Salewicz scrutinizes Cobain's tormented inner life, his tempestuous relationship with Courtney Love, and the importance of his cultural legacy. 27: Kurt Cobain is the second in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Jimi Hendrix, 27: Jim Morrison and 27: Janis Joplin.

Save Me, Kurt Cobain

Author: Jenny Manzer

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0553521284

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 354


What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain was not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end. “Utterly gorgeous. Mesmerizing. Hypnotic. I love this book.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four—maternal abandonment isn’t exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes—that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and coconspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom’s wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won’t let go. On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.

Tribute: Kurt Cobain

Author: Jayfri Hashim

Publisher: StormFront Entertainment

ISBN: 1632940256

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

View: 8568


The story Of Kurt Cobain retold in this graphic novel format. Nirvana frontman's life from his early days to his battle with overwhelming fame and the pain he suffers mentally and emotionally. Tortured by success and struggled with an addiction to drugs before his death at the age of 27 twenty years ago. Kurt Cobain music lives on till this day.

Kurt Cobain

Author: Chr_s McDougall

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1614801711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6651


This informative title highlights the life of Kurt Cobain. Readers will learn about CobainÍs background and his role in the formation of the groundbreaking band Nirvana. CobainÍs unstable childhood in Aberdeen Washington is detailed as well as his drug and alcohol use. CobainÍs early musical work is discussed, as well as his formation of Nirvana and his collaboration with Dave Grohl and Chris Novoselic. NirvanaÍs albums Bleach, Nevermind, and In Utero are introduced, as is the bandÍs breakout hit Smells Like Teen Spirit. CobainÍs courtship with Courtney Love is included, as is their marriage and the birth of their daughter Frances. CobainÍs descent into heroin addiction is included, leading to his death by self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 27. This book includes details of CobainÍs life and covers the controversies surrounding his life and death. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.