The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses (Hardcover)

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    Kennedy’s off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop music and the madness as an MTV VJ in the 1990s

    “I am Kennedy from MTV, and no matter where I go someone has a story to tell me about the time we grew up together.”

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    At twenty years old, KENNEDY became an MTV VJ, a position she held for nearly six years interviewing a range of celebrities on MTV News and at events like the Grammys and VMAs, as well as hosted a series of specials called “How-To With Kennedy.” Featured as a pop-culture/political pundit on Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel and TV Guide Network, E! and VH1, she now hosts Music in the Morning with Kennedy on 98.7 FM, one of the biggest alternative radio station in the country, and joins Discovery's hit show "Pitchmen.”

    Kennedy’s off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop music and the madness as an MTV VJ in the 1990s

    “I am Kennedy from MTV, and no matter where I go someone has a story to tell me about the time we grew up together.”

    Known to millions simply by her middle name, Kennedy helped bring the cutting edge of culture into our living rooms during the 1990s through her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. She interviewed everyone from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions no one else would as she navigated between true artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she gives us a backstage pass at the last golden years of the cable network that defined a generation.

    As only Kennedy can, she takes us back to unforgettable moments such as Nirvana’s seminal performance on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV Beach House and Woodstock ’94 festival, and the game-changing “Rock the Vote” campaign. We read of priceless moments—on and off set—with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And Kennedy dishes on behind-the-scenes antics with MTV colleagues including Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren.

    Straddling the line between witness and participant, Kennedy recounts a blitz of surreal encounters: Dragging Stewart to a strip club. Getting naked with Jenny McCarthy. Playing dice on the men’s room floor with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking “Puck” Rainey from The Real World to church—and living to regret it. Making out in a coffin with Dave Navarro. Dodging calls from Courtney Love. Serving as John Rzeznik’s muse for the Goo Goo Dolls hit song “Name.” And there was that…incident…with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Video Music Awards. Finally, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with priceless, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and more.

    In her characteristically edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy delivers a juicy and revealing narrative perfect for Gen X and beyond—and for anyone who wants to know what really went on at MTV.

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    ISBN 9781250017475
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 326
    Publisher Date 2013-07-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Kennedy

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