Danny Goldberg – Serving the Servant


On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobains death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time – and the only book written by someone who knew him.

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea that the bands leader, Kurt Cobain, would become a pop-culture icon with a legacy arguably at the level of that of John Lennon, Michael Jackson, or Elvis Presley.

Danny worked with Kurt from 1990 to 1994, the most impactful period of Kurts life. This key time saw the stratospheric success ofNevermind, whichturned Nirvana into the most successful rock band in the world and made punk and grunge household terms; Kurts meeting and marriage to the brilliant but mercurial Courtney Love and their relationship that became a lightning rod for critics; the birth of their daughter, Frances Bean; and, finally, Kurts public struggles with addiction, which ended in a devastating suicide that would alter the course of rock history. Throughout, Danny stood by Kurts side as manager and close friend.

Drawing on Goldbergs own memories of Kurt, files that previously have not been made public, and interviews with, among others, Kurts close family, friends, and former bandmates, Serving the Servantssheds an entirely new light on these critical years. Casting aside the common obsession with the angst and depression that seemingly drove Kurt, Serving the Servantsis an exploration of his brilliance in every aspect of rock and roll, his compassion, his ambition, and the legacy he wrought – one that has lasted decades longer than his career did.

Danny Goldberg explores what it is about Kurt Cobain that still resonates today, even with a generation who wasnt alive until after Kurts death. In the process, he provides a portrait of an icon unlike any that has come before.

Author: Danny Goldberg
Narrator: Danny Goldberg
Duration: 8 hours 37 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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So when reading or listening to this book it is very important to understand or realize it is from one guys point of you. Although I enjoyed it for the most part I really could have done without an entire chapter devoted to left-wing politics which really shows the authors connection to the ACLU. I really hate the fact that I cannot even listen to a story about my favorite childhood band without having left-wing politics shove down my throat.