Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first objective, complete illustrated history of the hugely influential rock band Nirvana, featuring writing from a roster of respected writers and illustrated with rare photography and memorabilia.
Nirvana, and Kurt Cobain especially, transcend generations, not unlike Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and other artists who met premature ends. The band's story and music still resonates and fascinates fans. Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of their final LP, Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History is the first to treat fans to a stylishly designed illustrated biography of the band. Performance and off-stage photography, singles, concert fliers, backstage passes, gig posters, and other memorabilia complement a narrative detailing the band's tumultuous history, as well as sidebar album reviews, gear breakdowns, and mini synopses of Cobain's 50 all-time favorite albums.
This is more than just a “celebration”-style book, however. Rather, its an objective look at the band, through the writing of a roster of respected journalists, including:
Charles Cross (Shoreline, WA) is a music journalist and the author of several acclaimed biographies, including Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain and Cobain Unseen.
Gillian Gaar (Seattle, WA) is the author of four books about Nirvana, including Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana and The Rough Guide to Nirvana.
Bob Gendron (Chicago, IL) is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and Down Beat.
Todd Martens (Los Angeles, CA) is the pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times.
Mark Yarm is the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: The Oral History of Grunge.
Greg Kot (Chicago, IL) is the pop music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, co-host of the syndicated Sound "Opinions Radio" program, and author of critically acclaimed books about Wilco and the Beatles/Rolling Stones "rivalry."
Jim DeRogatis (Chicago, IL) co-host of the syndicated Sound "Opinions Radio" program and the author of critically acclaimed books about Lester Bangs and the Beatles/Rolling Stones "rivalry."
Alan di Perna is a freelance journalist, a frequent contributor to Guitar World magazine, and the Author of Green Day: The Ultimate Unauthorized History (Voyageur Press). He lives in Arizona.
Andrew Earles (Memphis, TN) has written for Vice, Spin, Magnet, The Onion A/V Club, Paste, and Decibel. He is the author of Husker Du: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Invented Modern Rock (Voyageur Press) and lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
PUBLISHED BY VOYAGEUR PRESS | ISBN:9780760345214 | 192 PAGES | 335 COLOR & 65 b/w PHOTOS | $35.00 US, $39.00 CAN