Book review: NIRVANA FAQ by John D Luerssen

Nirvana FAQ -All that's left to know about the most important band of the 1990's by John D Luerssen

Backbeat Books [Publication date 22.05.14]

Written by award winning author John D Luerssen, who has written for the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard and Spinner, “Nirvana FAQ-All that’s left to know about the most important band of the 1990′s” is well researched, thorough and as in depth as you would expect from a writer of Luerssen’s calibre. However, my feeling is that 20 years after Cobain’s suicide does the world really need another FAQ book on Nirvana – no matter how well written, or how influential the band were?

That said, there are some enjoyable nuggets in here, open any page and have a read- it’s not a bad book by any means and it does go deep into the subject.

I’ve no doubt that there are a large number of Nirvana fans that will pick this book up without hesitation. However, they will be old school fans of the band and not the legions of fans that the band has picked up in the 20 years since it’s demise who will only be interested in what they are listening to.  ***

Review by Nikk Gunns


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