Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Nirvana comment on Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction

Nirvana were among the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees announced Tuesday, and surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are sharing their reaction to the news.

"For once… I'm speechless," said Grohl. "From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to… the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I'd like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today."

"This is a great honor,” added Novoselic. “Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who's kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting."

Nirvana have sold over 75 million records worldwide, including 25 million records in the United States alone.

Joining the Seattle band in the Rock Hall Class of 2014 are KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence, while Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

The induction ceremony will be held at New York’s Barclays Center on April 10th, 2014.

The event marks the first time the general public will be able to attend the ceremony in New York City.

Tickets will go on sale to the public in January, with a pre-sale for members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum starting at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.

HBO will record the event for broadcast in May.

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