Female rockers Joan Jett, Lorde, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and St. Vincent joined Nirvana onstage for their induction into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Nirvana was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with KISS, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel and The E Street Band. Via Rolling Stone:
Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Gordon took on "Aneurysm," St. Vincent performed "Lithium" and Lorde covered "All Apologies" with bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear after the band was inducted by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. Jett long ago professed her love of Nirvana. She said that Kurt was "a great guitar player and a great singer," in a 1996 interview, and that she "used to listen to [Nirvana] all the time. . . day and night." Since then she has co-written the song "Any Weather" for her 2013 record Unvarnished with Grohl. She has also toured with the Foo Fighters and joined them onstage, where they've backed her playing her songs. Jett also has a history with Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear, as she produced the debut full-length, 1979's (GI), by his first band, punk screamers the Germs.
Seventeen-year-old Lorde is the youngest of the women to perform with Nirvana and was born two years after Cobain's death. She's also the only singer to have received her own tribute from a member of Nirvana. Earlier this year Novoselic played a unique, instrumental rendition of her song "Royals" on his favorite instrument of late, the accordion, at a performance to raise awareness for his Fair Vote campaign.
The concert will be broadcast on HBO May 31.
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