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Never Fade Away is Dave Thompson's inside look at the life of one of the most thought-provoking men of all time - Kurt Cobain. Examining an artisitic genius who was light years ahead of his time, this is an unfailing account of Nirvana's rise and Cobain eventual descent.

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Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story

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Overview

Never Fade Away is Dave Thompson's inside look at the life of one of the most thought-provoking men of all time - Kurt Cobain. Examining an artisitic genius who was light years ahead of his time, this is an unfailing account of Nirvana's rise and Cobain eventual descent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250051219
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/1994
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 803,825
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Dave Thompson is also the author of Depeche Mode, Go Phish, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2007

    'Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concerns during the last years.'--Kurt Cobain, April, 1994

    He was a living legend that decided to end his radical alteration of the music scene early. He ended his life as a revolutionary ¿god,¿ to some he was ¿god,¿ to others he was just known as Kurt Cobain. In Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story by Dave Thompson he is portrayed as an unstable, unpredictable, but an intelligent young man. The book starts out describing Kurt¿s tragic death in his Seattle home. It then goes into a little bit of explanation of the media¿s responses to the rumor of his death. It describes his background and a little bit about his wife, Courtney Love, and his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Next, the book moves into Kurt¿s rough childhood. It includes interviews with people who knew Kurt in his childhood, they all said that he was so extremely gifted, and smart. He was a very happy young child, but his life started to fall apart when his parents got divorced. The book crawls into his harsh life as an angst-ridden teen. It then explains the start of Nirvana. It begins with the rawness of the Seattle grunge scene and it travels to big arenas. The story is explained in a very raw and truthful manor. Overall, the book was very informative to someone who didn¿t know the full story. Even if you know nothing about the tragic story of Kurt, this is a great book to invest you valuable time in. I enjoyed reading the book and it was a definite page-turner. The way that the direct quotes from Kurt and people who knew him are embedded into the text is really quite genius. I love the way the book goes way further into the story and describes every detail of his life. At times while reading the book, I felt like I was living it with Kurt, which is compelling, raw, and not to mention a little bit scary. The book captures the crude spirit of rock & roll the way we know and love it. I recommend this book for anyone who wants the Cobain story in a truthful way. I wouldn¿t recommend it for anyone who can¿t handle the rough reality of life, or for someone who can¿t handle anything crude. All in all, this book was extremely great, compelling, canny, and just downright forthright. It is a great investment for anyone willing to read about the tragic story of Kurt Cobain.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2007

    Speaking as someone who knew Kurt.

    This book is pretty much correct on everything that happened in Kurt's life. One of the best I've read about my bubby in a while. Courtney took my beloved cousin away from me! READ 'Love and Death' by Max Wallace and Ian Halperin.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Good but could have been better

    Good but I wish that the book wouldn't make Courtney love as a hero or a victim because she wasn't

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2003

    Gripping and Insiteful..'Never Fade Away' is # 1

    This is one of the first books I've read about Kurt and probably the best. It was raw, real and amazing, just like Kurt. You got a lot of insite to his life outside the overly done fame. It is a door to the life of the infamous, depressing, thought provoking man who was lightyears ahead of his time. Its a 'must have' for Nirvana fans who want to step inside the hellish dream, that is Kurt Cobain.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2000

    never fade away. i love you kurt

    i have read many books on kurt and seen many television documanteries, but this one tops it all. kurt was my god and when he died, a part of me died with him. this book brought it all back.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    Great Book

    Never Fade Away is probably the best book about Kurt Cobain yet! I'd recommend it to anybody

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2002

    a fellow musician

    this book was interesting and has so much need info.nirvana was a great band.too bad they arent here anymore..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    all in all is all we are

    anything bout kurt is raw and gut wrenching... he was an amazing person and this was an amazing book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    nirvana 4ever

    this book makes you feel ur with kurt and by his side.. just READ IT!?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2002

    Good Book

    An Informative yet interesting book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2002

    awesome

    this book is awesome ~ heavier than heaven is so much better and it provides a hell of a lot more information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2001

    This book is good

    It's great. Why have am I only the 9th person to review this book?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    good for newbies

    if you don't know much about kurt cobain or nirvana this book is interesting and to the point. I have a wide knowledge of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana so I found it a quick to the point book... still quite interesting but nothing I didn't know and couldn't find a million websites on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2000

    i loved the book

    anything on the life of kurt cobain gets my reading. he was a role model to me, and i wish he was still alive. this book says it all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2000

    a pretty good book

    it as a good book. it had a lot of good info on kurt. it goes back to his and all the way to the end of his great life. the only bad thing is that it has a lot of info on there reocrd lable and the bands that got him started and stuff like that.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 1999

    A breakthrough book

    It's very rare to find a book this inspirering based on so many facts, that doesnt force a certian opinion on you. Even people not particularly interesterd in the Kurt Cobain story could get something from this book.

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