Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson has written a book about Kurt Cobain's life.
The 49-year-old musician - who founded the 'Celebrity Skin' rockers with Kurt's widow Courtney Love - will publish the tome, which features his reflections on rock 'n' roll, drug abuse and the loss of the Nirvana frontman, on April 8, three days after the 18th anniversary of the singer's death.
The 52-chapter book, entitled 'Letters to Kurt', will also feature prose and poetry after Eric ''hesitated'' about making it simply a memoir to the late star.
He said: ''It just wasn't feeling right to write a memoir-style book and this one just came out of me a couple years ago.
''It felt like the right way to go, but at the same time, I had a lot of hesitation. At some point it just started to click and I started to honor it.''
Eric is yet to have mentioned the book to Courtney - who he has had disputes with over the control of Hole since the band's initial split in 2002 - but he expects some chapters to be misinterpreted as being about the 47-year-old musician.
Speaking to the New York Times newspaper, he added: ''Up until September of last year, October, she was asking me to play with her.
''But I felt like there was no transformation in our relationship at all. So that kind of worked its way into the book. I never mentioned to her that I had written the book, and I'm sure she's heard of it now.''
''There's one piece that it seems like it's all about her, but then when I read it back I go, 'Oh, I'm talking about my mom.' ''