Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop track and the insanity as an MTV VJ within the 1990s
"I am Kennedy from MTV, and irrespective of the place i am going a person has a narrative to inform me in regards to 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 residing rooms through the Nineteen Nineties via her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV information. She interviewed every person from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions nobody else may as she navigated among real artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she offers us a behind the scenes cross on the final golden years of the cable community that outlined a generation.
As in simple terms Kennedy can, she takes us again to unforgettable moments comparable to Nirvana's seminal functionality on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV seashore condo and Woodstock '94 competition, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" crusade. We learn of useful moments―on and rancid set―with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, without doubt, 9 Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the purple sizzling 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 flooring with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The actual World 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 long island Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Video tune Awards. eventually, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with valuable, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and extra.
In her generally edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy supplies a juicy and revealing narrative excellent for Gen X and beyond―and for somebody who desires to recognize what really went on at MTV.