Rocker Kurt Cobain "detested" GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, according to a new book detailing the late musician's life.
Former record executive Danny Goldberg writes in his forthcoming memoirs, Bumping Into Geniuses, that the Nirvana singer and Rose were engaged in a bitter feud throughout their careers.
Goldberg claims promoters were desperate to launch a tour featuring Nirvana, Metallica and Guns N' Roses during the height of their popularity in the early 1990s.
But plans for the show were put on hold because of a rift between Cobain and Rose when the Nirvana frontman refused to meet Rose after a concert.
Goldberg writes: "There was a lot of money on the table. Kurt really liked Metallica... (but) Rose had the kind of macho rock persona that Kurt detested."
The book also tells how the grudge between the pair was still not settled when Cobain committed suicide in 1994.
Bumping Into Geniuses is scheduled to hit shelves next month (Sep08).