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

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


Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop song and the insanity as an MTV VJ within the 1990s

"I am Kennedy from MTV, and irrespective of the place i am going somebody has a narrative to inform me in regards to the time we grew up together."

Known to thousands just by her heart identify, Kennedy helped convey the leading edge of tradition into our residing rooms in the course of the Nineteen Nineties via her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV information. She interviewed everybody from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions nobody else might as she navigated among actual artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she provides us a behind the scenes go on the final golden years of the cable community that outlined a generation.

As in basic terms Kennedy can, she takes us again to unforgettable moments corresponding to Nirvana's seminal functionality on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV seashore apartment and Woodstock '94 pageant, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" crusade. We learn of helpful moments―on and stale set―with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, without doubt, 9 Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the pink scorching Chili Peppers. And Kennedy dishes on behind-the-scenes antics with MTV colleagues together with Jon Stewart, invoice Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren.

Straddling the road among witness and player, Kennedy recounts a blitz of surreal encounters: Dragging Stewart to a strip membership. Getting bare with Jenny McCarthy. taking part in cube at the men's room flooring with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The genuine World to church―and dwelling to remorse 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 music "Name." And there has been that…incident…with manhattan Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Video tune Awards. eventually, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with precious, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and extra.

In her usually edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy grants a juicy and revealing narrative excellent for Gen X and beyond―and for someone who desires to understand what really went on at MTV.

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