In the same way books touch our hearts and minds, so does music. The right song can make a difference to someone who is needs it most, and the right artist can make a huge difference with the music that speaks from the soul.
This is what Kurt Cobain, guitarist, singer and songwriter of iconic 90s punk band Nirvana did. Still beloved by millions, Cobain continues to inspire new generations of music lovers.
Now twenty-fives years after his passing, co-manager of Nirvana from 1990 to 1994, Danny Goldberg, is set to release a new book on the band.
Hitting shelves on April 2nd, Goldberg’s book Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, has been hailed as “the only biography written by someone who really knew him”.
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During the four years Goldberg managed the band, four of their most successful as a band, he formed a close bond with Cobain.
Danny Goldberg. | Image via GoldVE.
According to HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint who are publishing the book,
Goldberg will draw on his own memories of Kurt, files which previously have not been made public, and interviews “with those who knew Kurt best” to shine an entirely new light on this time in his life.
Kurt Cobain with his wife Courtney Love and their daughter Frances Bean. | Image via Lieff Ink.
The Publisher behind the book is the company Trapeze, and the publisher Anna Valentine had this to say about the book…
“Many books have been written about Kurt Cobain, but Danny’s has the all important ingredient of authenticity. He was there at the beginning and the end, knew the key players and has memos and letters from that time in addition to his own rich recollections. It is refreshing to read a portrait of Kurt Cobain that focuses not on his torment and anguish, but on his character and drive, his talent and incredible legacy. It’s the book all Nirvana fans have been waiting for.”
“I began to work with Kurt the year before Nevermind was recorded and remained close to him until days before his death,” he said. “Media depictions of Kurt typically focus on the tragedy of his death. While it is impossible to ignore the inner demons which tormented him, in researching and writing Serving the Servant I have been more often reminded of Kurt’s brilliance, his sense of humour and his kindness to most of those around him. He was so complex that no two people experienced the same person, but I hope I am able to add another dimension to Kurt’s legacy.”
Danny Goldberg hanging out with Kurt Cobain. | Image via Flickr.
Finally we can read more about Kurt Cobain and how he lived. And from “those who knew Kurt best”, I think that’s the best honor.
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