Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg is about to release his new book, “Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain.”
Rolling Stone released a ‘sneak peek’ excerpt from Danny Goldberg’s book, and we see that Kurt slammed hard at Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar by calling him a ‘mindless heavy metal party guy.’
Here is that part in the book:
“Kurt kept telling everybody that he had only wanted Nirvana to be as big as the Pixies. I’m almost certain that he was being disingenuous and that he had been thinking about how to react to success with the same intensity that he had brought to musical rehearsals.
Notwithstanding whatever personal struggles he had with lurking demons, and as unprepared and sometimes repelled as he was by the personal experience of fame, as an artist Kurt was preternaturally well prepared and he always seemed to be thinking several steps ahead.
Just as he had figured out a way to uniquely transcend divisions in radio formats, Kurt endeavored to go beyond the pigeonholes that rock journalism had created. ‘People think I’m a moody person, and I think it’s lame that there are only two kinds of male lead singers,’ he complained:
‘You can either be a moody visionary like Michael Stipe, or a mindless heavy metal party guy like Sammy Hagar.’
Once he knew he was becoming famous, Kurt was determined to play both roles.”
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