Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg is about to release his new book, “Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain.”
The book will be out April 2, and readers will be able to reach all unknown details about Kurt’s life. Golberg had a recent interview with The Washington Post.
“Kurt was sometimes seen as sort of a slacker king or a guy who didn’t care all that much. As you present him, he actually cared about every detail.”
“Yes, when I was talking to Courtney [Love, Cobain’s wife], she said: “We were both really ambitious. In my mind I was going to take Nirvana down.”
And then she paused, and she said: “You know, Kurt was just as ambitious. He just hid it a little better.”
But that was part of his art. He was extremely focused and disciplined about accomplishing what he wanted to accomplish. This is someone who insisted on months of rehearsal before they went to the studio to do a record, who had a tremendous work ethic. And at the same time he created a character called Kurt Cobain.
Hiding some of his ambition was conscious, and it was part of the creation of a persona that he felt that he wanted to create and that he would have admired as a kid. He’s not the only one who did that. I think Bob Dylan and the guys in R.E.M. did it.”
“It may be hard for people to understand just how quickly everything moved for Nirvana and for Kurt and Courtney.“
“They were a band that when they toured, they would have to sleep on people’s floors because they couldn’t afford the hotel rooms.
They had no money, and they had the romance of being a young punk band that believed in what they were doing and they had a subculture that respected them.
MTV was at its peak, and a month of heavy rotation on MTV made you famous to millions of people. So this became a global phenomenon incredibly quickly.”
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