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'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 carry the innovative of tradition into our dwelling rooms throughout the Nineties via her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV information. She interviewed each person from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions not anyone else may as she navigated among actual artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she offers us a behind the scenes cross on the final golden years of the cable community that outlined a generation.
As merely Kennedy can, she takes us again to unforgettable moments equivalent to Nirvana's seminal functionality on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV seashore apartment and Woodstock '94 competition, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" crusade. We learn of precious moments―on and rancid set―with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, doubtless, 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. enjoying cube at the men's room flooring with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The actual 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 ny Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Video track 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 typically edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy grants a juicy and revealing narrative ideal for Gen X and beyond―and for a person who desires to be aware of what really went on at MTV.
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