Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic left an indelible mark on rock music. In recognition, Nirvana will will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall on April 10th in New York.
It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Kurt Cobain’s suicide. If you were a Nirvana fan, you’re likely middle aged (or close to it), and I bet that hearing the opening chords to Smells Like Teen Spirit still makes you shiver .
His continuing ability to fascinate is what makes Cobain such a powerful icon, and why we’re excited to read Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain. In it, Charles Cross, author of the definitive Cobain biography, Heavier Than Heaven, explores how the haunting memory of Cobain—the life he led, the music he played, and the people he touched—lives on in innumerable, and sometimes surprising, ways.
Here We Are Now attempts to answer where we—the fans, the music business and fashion industry, the addiction and recovery communities, Kurt’s family—are, two decades later.
With interviews and commentary from all corners of the pop culture universe, from the people who knew Cobain to those who continue to help his legend grow, Here We Are Now explores what a singular life meant, and how and if that meaning can be measured.
Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain is available at Amazon.