AVAILABLE IN PRINT FROM APRIL 1st 2022
The book introduces the life and career of the late Andrew Wood, a key figure in the Seattle pre-grunge music scene, from his early band Malfunkshun to Mother Love Bone, up to the process that ultimately gave birth to Pearl Jam, via Temple Of The Dog.
First released in 2016 as the very first publication on Andy Wood worldwide, the book includes conversations with people in Wood’s closest circle; among others, his mother, Toni Wood, his brother Kevin Wood, his longtime friend and bandmate Regan Hägar, former Mother Love Bone members Stone Gossard, Greg Gilmore and Bruce Fairweather, Seattle producer Jack Endino. and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner. Plus, the book includes previously unseen pictures and documents, which testify an unrepeatable time in music, and help understand Wood’s multifaceted and unique personality.
Often referred to as “the pioneer of grunge”, Wood was a true groundbreaking – and gender-fluid icon, whose legacy is still relevant. Now more than ever.
Nicola Cavalli –
An interview with the author (in Italian), from Luca Villa @PearlJamOnline