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On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time - and the only book written by someone who knew him.

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea that the band’s leader, Kurt Cobain, would become a pop-culture icon with a legacy arguably at the level of that of John Lennon, Michael Jackson, or Elvis Presley. 

Danny worked with Kurt from 1990 to 1994, the most impactful period of Kurt’s life. This key time saw the stratospheric success of Nevermind, which turned Nirvana into the most successful rock band in the world and made punk and grunge household terms; Kurt’s meeting and marriage to the brilliant but mercurial Courtney Love and their relationship that became a lightning rod for critics; the birth of their daughter, Frances Bean; and, finally, Kurt’s public struggles with addiction, which ended in a devastating suicide that would alter the course of rock history. Throughout, Danny stood by Kurt’s side as manager and close friend.

Drawing on Goldberg’s own memories of Kurt, files that previously have not been made public, and interviews with, among others, Kurt’s close family, friends, and former bandmates, Serving the Servants sheds an entirely new light on these critical years. Casting aside the common obsession with the angst and depression that seemingly drove Kurt, Serving the Servants is an exploration of his brilliance in every aspect of rock and roll, his compassion, his ambition, and the legacy he wrought - one that has lasted decades longer than his career did. 

Danny Goldberg explores what it is about Kurt Cobain that still resonates today, even with a generation who wasn’t alive until after Kurt’s death. In the process, he provides a portrait of an icon unlike any that has come before.

©2019 Danny Goldberg (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Theresa ikard
  • 2019-04-25

Don’t waste your money like I did

Don’t waste your money on this like I did. No new or interesting perspectives or information.

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  • Matthew Coppins
  • 2019-05-16

Good work by someone who was actually there.

This is one of the few good books about Kurt Cobain. Mr. Goldberg tells of his time being manager of Nirvana. He has some good insight to offer on Kurt & Nirvana at that time.
The writing & narrating are both well done.

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  • Joe H.
  • 2019-05-01

Obvious Pandering to Courtney Love

The author is clearly pandering to Courtney Love throughout. Poor journalistic integrity. I'm a big Nirvana fan, but the pandering and sugar-coating became unbearable and I had to cut it short.

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  • Michael Klotz
  • 2019-04-26

I loved this book

Read by the author and former manager of the bad, Danny Goldberg whom offers a unique and different account of the mainstream narrative of Kurt's life and demeanor. There are many anecdotes that present Kurt as a kind and thoughtful man. You can really feel the pain Mr. Goldberg still feels at the loss of this great, talented man. I highly recommend this fine work.

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  • Parkerfu
  • El Dorado Hills, CA
  • 2019-04-27

Kurt as Superman

This is a love song to Kurt Cobain. Danny Goldberg was his manager and this is his recollection of their times together. It’s not a bad story, but it’s not a great one, either. Because Goldberg so love(s) Cobain, everything Cobain did takes on mythical, superhuman, ethereal qualities. In Goldberg’s telling, Cobain supersedes being human, he is simply too good and too pure for this world. If you listen to this going on with the knowledge this is not necessarily a balanced or remotely objective retelling of the life of a very complicated individual, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Sebastian
  • 2019-04-14

All apologies

For anyone who lived through the rise of Kurt, it’s required reading. It’s a moment to remember who we are and how it all came to be.

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  • Travis Adkins
  • 2019-04-14

Finally, Goldberg speaks!

Finally, Goldberg speaks! I have been waiting for this one. Not as personal as I would have hoped, but it's comprehensive stories more than make up for any preconceived ideas of what I thought it would be. If you're a Nirvana/Kurt fan you won't be disappointed.

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  • Derrick
  • 2019-04-13

Amazing!!!

I'm blown away! Danny Goldberg done a fantastic job on this, it was so facinating getting a new glimpse into the life of Kurt Cobain, I highly enjoyed this book and if your a Nirvana or Kurt Cobain fan definitely pick a copy of this book!
Danny Goldberg thank you my friend, really appreciate your honesty and great work on this new book on kurt Cobain you made my year!!!

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  • kevin k
  • 2019-04-10

finally!!!

We have all been waiting for this version of the story. Danny speaks from a place of love and remembrance of a close friend that much of the world adored. I really love the different view this book shared of Kurt. Thank you to all involved in making this happen.