From The New York Times:
Nearly 20 years after the death of Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana frontman and uneasy pioneer of grunge rock, a key member of Hole — the band led by Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love — has written a book reflecting on Cobain’s suicide and the emotional turmoil that it caused. But the author of this book isn’t Ms. Love.
Eric Erlandson, the guitarist who founded Hole with Ms. Love and helped create hit albums like “Pretty on the Inside” and “Live Through This,” will publish a book of his reflections on rock ‘n’ roll, drug abuse and the loss of Cobain called “Letters to Kurt.” Presented as 52 chapters of prose, poetry and free association, it will be released on April 8 by Akashic Books, the publisher said. The date comes three days after the 18th anniversary of Cobain’s death.
Mr. Erlandson said Monday in a telephone interview that “Letters to Kurt” was a project that he had been wrestling with for several years but had only recently emerged in this form, after he began and then abandoned a more straightforward nonfiction narrative about his life.
“It just wasn’t feeling right to write a memoir-style book and this one just came out of me a couple years ago,” he said. “It felt like the right way to go, but at the same time, I had a lot of hesitation. At some point it just started to click and I started to honor it.”
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