Nirvana co-manager Danny Goldberg had a recent interview with Rolling Stone and stated that Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain’s image was too much overwhelmed by his death. Danny also responded, why did he wait 25 years to write Kurt’s story.
“Why have you waited 25 years to tell your story?”
“The first decade after he died, that was just something I tried not to think about. Then over the last several years, it was in my mind that I might want to tell this story because I thought that the image of Kurt had been more focused on his death than on his life. I just thought that I could paint a different portrait based on what I think about when I remember him.”
“What other Kurt biographies do you like?”
“I like Michael Azerrad’s writing about him — in Rolling Stone and in the book Come as You Are and the interviews he used for that film About a Son. I like Everett True’s book quite a lot. And I think Charles R. Cross did a good job with his book. Those are the three that I have the most respect for.”
“What’s your favorite memory of Kurt?“
“The thing I remember most about him is his smile. It’s not like an anecdote. The thing about working with somebody famous is you end up telling stories so many times, they develop a certain plastic quality, even though they really did happen.
So I cherish the memories that I wrote about; there’s a number of them in the book that mean a lot to me. But when privately just thinking about him, it’s more this sort of look in his eyes that he would get of such sweetness, at the same time mixed with a sardonic humor that really brings him back to me.”
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