By Michael Azerrad
Nirvana got here out of nowhere in 1991 to sell nearly 5 million copies in their landmark album Nevermind, whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies embodied the entire confusion, frustration, and fervour of the emerging Generation X. Come As You Are is the close-up, intimate tale of Nirvana -- the only ebook with specific in-depth interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, Krist Noveselic, and Dave Grohl, in addition to acquaintances, relatives, former bandmembers, and co-workers -- now up to date to include a brand new ultimate bankruptcy detailing the last year of Kurt Cobain's lifestyles, earlier than his tragic suicide in April 1994.
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