Published Sep 05, 2008Nirvanas former manager is set to release a new book later this month, and in it he does some serious finger-pointing towards Courtney Love and her devastating effect on Kurt Cobain. In the book Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business, Danny Goldberg digs deep into Loves impact on all things Nirvana, writing, "Courtney's very presence was a metaphor for the end of one era in the band's life and the beginning of another and calling Love Cobains "mouthpiece.
In an excerpt reproduced by Spinner, Goldberg talks about how he at first found Love charming but soon discovered she had "numerous personae she could call up at will, and this would be the last time I would ever see Courtney as an underdog.
He goes on to write: "The weekend in January 1992 that Nirvana did Saturday Night Live for the first time was a turning point that put into focus the heroin problem that was to haunt Kurt for the rest of his life. Courtney called me at home the morning the show aired and asked me to get Kurt $5,000 in cash so they could do some shopping.
"I felt pretty uncomfortable as I delivered the package of $100 bills to her at the hotel. Abruptly, the dark cloud of drug excess had entered the band's life. I was confronted by the baroque facade of lies and the awful glassy-eyed deadness that regular heroin use provides.
Cobain married Love the next month and died just two years later.
Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business hits shops September 18 courtesy of Gotham.
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