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Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Businessby Danny Goldberg
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A giant of the music industry grants an all-access pass to the world of rock and roll, with mesmerizing stories of thirty0five years spent working with legends
Danny Goldberg has been a hugely influential figure in the world of rock and roll. He did PR for Led Zeppelin; he managed the career of Nirvana; he ran Atlantic, Mercury, and Warner Brothers; he launched Stevie Nick?s solo career. In Bumping into Geniuses, Goldberg grants an all-access pass to the world of rock and roll, with mesmerizing stories of forty years spent working with legends, including Patti Smith, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, Hole, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Susan Blond, Michael Des Barres, Steve Earle, Led Zeppelin, and more.
But there?s more to this story than just Goldberg?s varied career. It?s also a look at the industry itself: a business that was complex and chaotic ? a mixture of art and commerce, idealism and selfishness ? and sometimes, rock?s most gifted and influential musicians were able to transcend it all.
About the Author
Danny Goldberg has been in the music business since the 1960s as a journalist, PR person, personal manger whose clients included Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt, and president of three major record companies: Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, and Mercury Records. He currently runs Gold Village Entertainment and is the author of How the Left Lost Teen Spirit.
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