Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop track and the insanity as an MTV VJ within the 1990s
"I am Kennedy from MTV, and irrespective of the place i'm going a person has a narrative to inform me concerning the time we grew up together."
Known to hundreds of thousands just by her center identify, Kennedy helped convey the innovative of tradition into our residing rooms through the Nineties via her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV information. She interviewed every person from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions nobody else may as she navigated among precise artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she supplies us a behind the curtain move on the final golden years of the cable community that outlined a generation.
As simply Kennedy can, she takes us again to unforgettable moments akin to Nirvana's seminal functionality on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV seashore condominium and Woodstock '94 pageant, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" crusade. We learn of precious moments―on and stale set―with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, without doubt, 9 Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the crimson sizzling 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. enjoying cube at the men's room ground with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The genuine World to church―and residing 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 track "Name." And there has been that…incident…with big apple Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Video tune Awards. ultimately, 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 ordinarily edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy promises a juicy and revealing narrative excellent for Gen X and beyond―and for someone who desires to comprehend what really went on at MTV.
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