Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music (Paperback)

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    Prato is a writer who contributes regularly to All Music Guide, Billboard.com, and Classic Rock magazine. He lives in Wantagh, New York.

    Grunge Is Dead weaves together the definitive story of the Seattle music scene through a series of interviews with the people who were there. Taking the form of an oral” history, this books contains over 130 interviews, along with essential background information from acclaimed music writer Greg Prato. The early ’90s grunge movement may have last only a few years, but it spawned some of the greatest rock music of all time: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. This book contains the first-ever interview in which Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder was willing to discuss the group’s history in great detail; Alice in Chains’ band members and Layne Staley’s mom on Staley’s drug addiction and death; insights into the Riot Grrrl movement and oft-overlooked but highly influential Seattle bands like Mother Love Bone/Andy Wood, the Melvins, Screaming Trees, and Mudhoney; and much more. Grunge Is Dead digs deeper than the average grunge history, starting in the early '60s, and explaining the chain of events that gave way to the grunge movement. The end result is a book that includes a wealth of previously untold stories and insight for the longtime fan, as well as its renowned story for the newcomer. Grunge Is Dead collects the whole truth of grunge music in one comprehensive volume.

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    ISBN 9781550228779
    Genre MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
    Format Paperback
    Pages 478
    Publisher Date 2009-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher E C W Pr
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Prato, Greg
    Country of Origin United States

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