And the star was one of Kurt Cobain's heroes...

Sonic Youth frontman THURSTON MOORE has penned the sleevenotes to the long-awaited NIRVANA box set ‘WITH THE LIGHTS OUT’, which will feature 68 previously unreleased recordings.

Billboard reports that Moore’s notes will appear in the boxed set’s 60-page booklet, featuring unpublished photos and an in-depth chronology.

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was a confirmed [a][/a] fanatic – the two bands’ 1991 European tour is chronicled on the video ‘1991: The Year That Punk Broke’.

Released on November 22, the four-disc set will feature 81 tracks including 68 previously unreleased recordings – rehearsals, outtakes, Kurt’s home demos, as well as a DVD which is confirmed to have unreleased band home movies, live footage, rehearsal footage and 20 full-length video performances. A 60-page booklet will accompany the release.

The title is a reference to a lyric in ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

A source told NME.COM: “I’ve seen some of the footage and it’s amazing stuff. There’s a video of them performing at a friend’s party with Kurt reading lyrics off a sheet of paper on the wall, footage of them covering ‘Seasons In The Sun’ in a studio with Kurt on drums and lots of other great stuff.”

The artwork for the set is currently being put together, with the likely choice being a ‘landscape’ box, retailing in the region of £40-50.