Kurt Cobain, Paperback
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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".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, 16 b&w photos
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9780752844565



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As a huge Nirvana fan, I was quite dissapointed with Kurt Cobain's biography. OK, it was really well written to portray the late rockstar's past but Nirvana wasn't really a main issue in this book. I also found it quite disturbing towards the end. It was rather upsetting.However, if you're a fan of Nirvana or Kurt Cobain give it a read to get a bit of background information about the great frontman's tormented life.

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