Watch Nirvana Perform with Joan Jett, LORDE, Annie Clark and Kim Gordon
Nirvana: the gentleman who helped change the entire musical landscape of the western hemisphere AND put Seattle on the musical map, became Hall of Famers last night. This one band alone easily dominated headlines, but let's not forget other legends: KISS and Peter Gabriel. Read more about everyone involved at Stereogum.
After a lovely/lengthy speech by Michael Stype, Grohl, Novoselic, Smear jumped on stage and were joined by Kurt's mom and Courtney Love (who attempted to bury the hatchet between her and the band). After nice words, the band got to business and performed a bunch of Nirvana songs fronted by four different frontwomen: Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Annie Clark, and LORDE! Check out clips below. The official footage from the show debuts in May.
Joan Jett handles "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Kim Gordon didn't hold back on "Aneurysm"
Nirvana went full on "Unplugged in New York" style including accordion and that red, white and blue acoustic guitar. Lorde totally handled vocals like a strangely squirming pro!
St Vincent frontwoman Annie Clark can handle a guitar in her own band, but hearing her sing "Lithium" seemed super appropriate:
There's a ton more footage, tweets, and instagrams and Stereogum did a great job assembling all of them.