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The Kennedy chronicles : the golden age of MTV through rose-colored glasses, Kennedy

Label
The Kennedy chronicles : the golden age of MTV through rose-colored glasses
Title
The Kennedy chronicles
Title remainder
the golden age of MTV through rose-colored glasses
Statement of responsibility
Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop music and the madness as an MTV VJ in the 1990s "I am Kennedy from MTV, and no matter where I go someone has a story to tell me about the time we grew up together." Known to millions simply by her middle name, Kennedy helped bring the cutting edge of culture into our living rooms during the 1990s through her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. She interviewed everyone from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions no one else would as she navigated between true artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she gives us a backstage pass at the last golden years of the cable network that defined a generation. As only Kennedy can, she takes us back to unforgettable moments such as Nirvana's seminal performance on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV Beach House and Woodstock '94 festival, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" campaign. We read of priceless moments--on and off set--with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And Kennedy dishes on behind-the-scenes antics with MTV colleagues including Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren. Straddling the line between witness and participant, Kennedy recounts a blitz of surreal encounters: Dragging Stewart to a strip club. Getting naked with Jenny McCarthy. Playing dice on the men's room floor with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The Real World to church--and living to regret 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 song "Name." And there was that ... incident ... with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Video Music Awards. Finally, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with priceless, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and more. In her characteristically edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy delivers a juicy and revealing narrative perfect for Gen X and beyond--and for anyone who wants to know what really went on at MTV"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.K445
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy
  • Video jockeys
  • Disc jockeys
  • MTV Networks
Label
The Kennedy chronicles : the golden age of MTV through rose-colored glasses, Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn811597758
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781250017475
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013009365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)811597758
Label
The Kennedy chronicles : the golden age of MTV through rose-colored glasses, Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn811597758
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781250017475
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013009365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)811597758

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