Few bands have spawned so many myths and legends in such a short time, or so
dramatically changed the face of the music industry as Nirvana. Stories of
excess and abuse surrounded the band and Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide seemed to
justify the wildest rumors. But what were the events that led to Nirvana's
meteoric rise, extraordinary musical impact, and ultimate self-destruction?
Nirvana: The Day to Day Illustrated Journals is the most complete telling of their story, not only tracking all of the band's tour dates, recording sessions, and release dates, but looking behind the scenes at after-show parties, the workings of their record label and management team and what life was like in those final months of Cobain's life. Drawing on extensive research and over 50 interviews, every major incident, good or bad, every false rumor and every true rumor is chronicled in the words of those who were there. Illustrated throughout with stunning black & white and color photography, much of it taken by those close to the band, this book paints a fascinating picture of rock music's biggest phenomenon of the 1990s.
Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna started her career in journalism at Billboard magazine, where she penned a column on up-and-coming bands and the music business for four and a half years as Heatseekers Features Editor. She left to become Managing Editor at the pioneering music news website, allstarnews.com, for six years, which earned her recognition as one of the most influential Californians in the music biz in BAM magazine. She has appeared on numerous TV shows on VH1, E! Entertainment Television, CNN, and others. Carrie is currently a music columnist at Alternative Press and the Senior Editor/sexpert at Gene Simmons Tongue magazine. Her work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, Us Weekly, RollingStone.com, and others. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
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This is one book that wil make you believe Kurt Cobain is still here.