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Author Pens Oral History Of Grunge

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — 15 years after the suicide death of its poster child Kurt Cobain, author Greg Prato has released what he hopes will be the definitive history of the Pacific Northwest music scene that served as an incubator for Grunge.

Entitled 'Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music,' Prato's book will take the form of an oral history constructed from over 130 interviews conducted over a 3-year period. Some of the original interviews include: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Veder, Alice in Chains/Soundgarden manager Susan Silver and Bruce Pavitt & Jonathan Poneman, founders of Sub Pop Records

Greg Prato is a New York-based journalist whose writing has appeared in All Music Guide, Classic Rock Magazine, and Goldmine Magazine, and is the author of the books 'A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon' and 'Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.' He has interviewed many noted rock musicians over the years, including members of Rush, Kiss, Jane's Addiction, The Ramones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers