More info on Danny Goldberg's book

Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business, the new book by one time Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, is set to contain stories on Kurt Cobain, Stevie Nicks, KISS and Hanson, among others. In an excerpt featured in Fashion Rocks magazine, Goldberg recounts the rise and fall of Kurt Cobain, and how while he may have succeeded as his manager, he failed him as a friend.

Goldberg says Cobain was a great singer and songwriter and visionary, a "supportive friend," and "loving husband and father." He also tells stories about Cobain's relationship with wife Courtney Love and Cobain's health troubles and drug use.

The former manager calls the Nirvana frontman a "true genius" who never lost touch with his initial fans while simultaneously appealing to the masses.

When Wal-Mart didn't want to carry Nirvana's In Utero album because of risky cover art, Cobain had no problem creating a new cover just for Wal-Mart shoppers, although the record label urged him not to. "Of course I want our records in Wal-Mart," said Cobain. "When I was a kid, the only place near where we lived to buy records was a Wal-Mart. One of the reasons I make records is for kids like me."

The book is due out next month and can be pre-ordered here. More info here and here.

Posted in NFC news section at on 08-05-2008 @ 6:49 AM (GMT).

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