Tuesday, October 6, 2009

An interview with Charles Cross, author of Zeppelin book

Charles Cross is the author of a new book about Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls, which hits bookshelves today (October 6th). He also penned an article in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone about the Kurt Cobain avatar in the latest Guitar Hero video game (see further down my blog to watch the Cobain avatar playing Bon Jovi, and cringe). And he has recently sold the rights to his book about Cobain to Universal Pictures, who hope to make it into a movie about his life. A real biopic, like Walk The Line or Ray. Which would be awesome. I just finished interviewing Mr. Cross, and have posted the interview on the Cynical Cinema page. To find out what is left to be said about Led Zeppelin, their music and their legacy, and to hear about the possible movie deal, click here and then click on the Charles Cross interview. The day I learn to put audio up on my blog, I will stop making people click everywhere.


  1. Thank you for this info...CC wrote the best Nirvana book (Heavier Than Heaven) and since I am a huge Zep fan and did not even know he was writing this, I will surely pick it up.

  2. Did you get a chance to ask Cross on or off the record how much Courtney Love paid him to write the whitewash that is 'Heavier Than Heaven'? It's more a PR piece for her than a comprehensive history of one of the most important bands of the past 20 years. It's well-known that Love and Cross are good friends and he serves as a (coherent) spin messenger for this sociopathic harpy. No self-respecting Kurt Cobain fan gives credence to anything that this guy writes...why should his Zeppelin book be any different?