Kurt Cobain in a new light

From far left: Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with his bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Above: Danny Goldberg (left), author of Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, with the late singer.
From far left: Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with his bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.PHOTOS: UNIVERSAL MUSIC, DANNY GOLDBERG
Danny Goldberg (far left), author of Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, with the late singer.
Danny Goldberg (far left), author of Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, with the late singer.

A new book on the late Nirvana frontman paints him as a figure of child-like sweetness, sharp humour and great gloom

WASHINGTON • The ever-expanding library of books about American rock band Nirvana and their frontman, Kurt Cobain, is surprisingly light on first-person accounts.

Most of the canonical texts, such as Charles R. Cross' Heavier Than Heaven and Michael Azerrad's Come As You Are, were written by journalists.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2019, with the headline 'Kurt Cobain in a new light'. Print Edition | Subscribe