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Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain

Charles R. Cross

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Punk, New Wave & Indie, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands &, Biography: general, Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

A commemorative edition, featuring new material of the definitive, bestselling biography to mark 25 years since Kurt Cobain's death.

Kurt Cobain's life and death fast became rock 'n' roll legend. The worldwide success of his band, Nirvana, defined the music scene in the early 1990s and their songs spoke to and for a generation. Music journalist Charles R. Cross, a veteran of the Seattle music scene, relates this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN is the definitive life of one of the twentieth century's most creative and troubled music geniuses, and includes a new introduction commemorating twenty five years since Cobain's death.

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Praise for Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain

  • Wins immediate entry into the rock lit. pantheon. Five stars. - Phil Sutcliffe, Q

  • Heavier Than Heaven is, or should be, the last word on Kurt Cobain. - Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph

  • [A] superbly researched and harrowing book. - Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times

  • Cross's portrayal of a shy but prodigiously gifted child, in artistic as well as musical terms, is a joy to read. - Observer

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Charles R. Cross

Charles R. Cross was the editor of The Rocket, northwest America's leading music magazine, from 1986 to 2000. He is now a freelance writer and journalist writing for diverse publications from The Times to Rolling Stone. His book, Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix, is also published by Sceptre. He lives in Seattle with his family.

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