'Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History Of Grunge' Book Due Next Month

Crown Archetype has set a September 6 release date for "Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History Of Grunge" by music writer Mark Yarm. Described as "the definitive account of the grunge era told straight from the mouths of the musicians, producers, managers, record executives, video directors, photographers, reporters, club owners, roadies, scenesters, and hangers-on who lived and witnessed it firsthand," the book's release will coincide with the twentieth anniversary of NIRVANA's "Nevermind", as well as the twentieth anniversary of PEARL JAM's multiplatinum debut "Ten".

"Everybody Loves Our Town" tells the whole story: the founding and early successes of Seattle's Sub Pop record label, the rise of lesser-known bands as well as the powerhouses, like NIRVANA and PEARL JAM, the insane media hype surrounding the grunge explosion, the suicide of Kurt Cobain, and finally, the genre's mid-to-late '90s decline.

Yarm conducted more than 250 unique interviews, making this the most comprehensive book on the subject. Interviewees include Courtney Love and other members of HOLE; Chris Cornell and the members of SOUNDGARDEN; plus members of PEARL JAM, NIRVANA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MELVINS, MUDHONEY, MOTHER LOVE BONE, GREEN RIVER, SCREAMING TREES, CAT BUTT, TEMPLE OF THE DOG, TAD, L7, BABES IN TOYLAND, 7 YEAR BITCH, THE GITS, U-MEN, and CANDLEBOX, to name just a few. The book also includes rare, never-before-seen photos of PEARL JAM, NIRVANA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MUDHONEY, and more.

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