Heavier Than Heaven

Heavier Than Heaven

A Biography of Kurt Cobain

Paperback - 2001
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It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation. Charles Cross has written a preface for this new edition, in which he recounts some of the events regarding Kurt Cobain and this book in the past two decades since his death.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2001.
ISBN: 9780786884025
Characteristics: xi, 399 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Biography of Kurt Cobain.


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Jul 06, 2018

A very well researched book - his family history certainly paints a picture of a troubled man - wanting to be a Rockstar but not really prepared for it. The heroin habit doesn't help things either does it? An intriguing read.

DCPL_Brian Jan 04, 2017

Much has been written about Kurt Cobain since it was published, but "Heavier Than Heaven" remains the definitive biography. Cross wades through the mythology of Cobain to provide a lucid account of the life and tragic death of a modern pop culture icon.

Mar 15, 2016

A well researched book on Kurt Cobain.
Very well written and easy to read with some good photos.
The downside is that some of the things written about Kurt in the book are pointless or creative license.

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