|With the ten-year anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain upon us, St. Martin’s Press proudly announces the release of the ultimate Nirvana fan book, Nirvana, The Chosen Rejects, written and compiled by independent filmmaker Kurt St. Thomas and rock radio veteran Troy Smith.
Nirvana’s sonic catapult from obscurity to international stardom and their chart-topping success changed the face of rock music world-wide, forever. In 1992, their breakthrough generational anthem, Smells Like Teen Spirit, firmly implanted a new underground sound into the mainstream, and the record-breaking sales and global recognition that followed should’ve been a welcomed payoff for the hard-working punk band. Instead, that bright optimism quickly turned into bitter dissatisfaction, as the trio became conflicted about their unexpected success, and about having an audience that was the epitome of everything they attempted to rebel against.
In Nirvana, The Chosen Rejects, a wealth of sources, including the authors’ personal interviews with Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, were used to reconstruct Nirvana’s meteoric rise and the subsequent fall of their troubled lead singer. The result is a front row perspective of the musical influences that helped nurture Nirvana’s seminal sound, the stories about the creation of their albums, and the ideas that shaped their songs. Nirvana, The Chosen Rejects also contains a comprehensive discography and an A-Z listing of every Nirvana song officially released.
| Alternative Lifestyles
, Coffee Table Book
, Young Adult