Update on "The Nirvana Reader 1988-1992"


Compiled and Edited by John D. Luerssen, Book Celebrates Nirvana's (R)evolution

RockReaderBooks Premiere Title Hits Traditional Retailer Shelves January 2009

Few can argue that Nirvana defined rock as we now know it. From its infancy to its meteoric rise and ultimate legacy, The Nirvana Reader: 1988 – 1992 (Rock Reader Books ISBN: 978-0-557-02518-3) celebrates one of the most beloved and sadly missed bands ever in print form.

Collecting rare interviews and long out of print articles, this project was compiled and edited by award winning music journalist John D. Luerssen (Rivers' Edge: The Weezer Story) for his newly launched Rock Reader Books imprint.

Although the book won’t be available for purchase through traditional online sellers and brick and mortar stores until February 2009, fans who were hoping to have it under the tree this holiday season can order directly from the publisher here and have it in 5 to 8 days.

Upstart publisher Rock Reader Books presents fans with the opportunity to revisit the essential and in many cases rarely seen articles that accompanied Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl on their ascent from an underground trio to the self-professed 'Flower Sniffin’, Kitty Pettin’, Baby Kissin’ Corporate Rock Whores', and, ultimately, the icons that defined modern rock & roll.

'This is unlike any Nirvana book you’ve ever read,' says Luerssen. 'It's funny, it's fucked up, and it weaves the story of Nirvana together in their own words as they ascend from the outhouse to the penthouse.' Fanzines, radio interviews, defunct British mags and college papers all served as ideal sources of information and amusement in the collection of this material.

Adds Luerssen, 'If I have to cite my single favorite Kurt quote in the book it’s this one:

'If it was up to me, I'd get more oil tanker drivers drunk. I don’t value music much. I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney. I like Led Zeppelin, but I hate Robert Plant. I like the Who, but I hate Roger Daltrey.' "

Posted in NFC news section at on 12-07-2008 @ 10:04 AM (GMT).

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