|NFC News Aberdeen newspaper dwells on excerpts from Goldberg's book|
In his memoir, Goldberg explains that no matter what anyone says, Cobain wanted to be a rock star.
"He was a rock star on purpose, not by accident," Goldberg said. "He very well might have wanted to unwind that, though, the way Eddie Vedder and I think Pearl Jam have done a beautiful job of de-escalating their stardom and celebrity while still maintaining a big audience and a very successful career. He very well might have done something like that. But it's not like a letter arrived at his house one day that said no, you have to be a rock star."
Goldberg also says he could have seen Cobain re-invent himself to new generations like Neil Young consistently does.
He was even trying to re-invent himself while he was still alive, Goldberg said, describing Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance as something Cobain wanted to do to show off the band's creativity.
"I remember him telling me, 'People are really going to see a whole new side to my band and they're really going to get me.' " Goldberg said.
Danny Goldberg's Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business is set to be released in the USA on Thursday, September 18.
|Posted or updated: 09-15-2008 @ 7:08 AM (GMT) by Oana.|
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