Welp, turns out we were right: the remaining members of Nirvana did NOT perform instrumental versions of the classics at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Kurt’s shoes were filled, and by a handful of excellent women, no less: Joan Jett joined Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic for “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, followed by Kim Gordon on “Aneurysm”, St Vincent‘s Annie Clark on “Lithium” and – lastly – Lorde, for a rendition of “All Apologies.”
In a Q&A session held before the event, Annie Clark told reporters she owed a lot to Nirvana: “Nevermind came out when I was 9 and it changed my life. I wouldn’t be playing music without it.”
Nirvana were just one of the bands being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in this year’s event – others include Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates and The E Street Band – but probably the only one to have written a song about Courtney Love’s vagina.
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