By Cam Kennedy
Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop tune and the insanity as an MTV VJ within the 1990s
"I am Kennedy from MTV, and regardless of the place i'm going anyone has a narrative to inform me concerning the time we grew up together."
Known to hundreds of thousands just by her heart identify, Kennedy helped convey the innovative of tradition into our dwelling rooms in the course of the Nineteen Nineties via her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of different state, 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 not anyone else could as she navigated among actual artists and phony poseurs. within the Kennedy Chronicles, she offers 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 apartment and Woodstock '94 pageant, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" crusade. We learn of worthwhile moments--on and rancid set--with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, doubtless, 9 Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the crimson 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 ground with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from the genuine international 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 tune "Name." And there has been that…incident…with ny Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Video tune Awards. eventually, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with necessary, 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 generally edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy provides a juicy and revealing narrative ideal for Gen X and beyond--and for somebody who desires to understand what quite went on at MTV.