Tuesday, April 1, 2014

R.E.M. singer to induct Nirvana into Rock Hall

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana into the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10 in New York.

At press time, there’s no word on whether or not the surviving members of Nirvana will perform at the ceremony, which will be attended by Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

The induction comes 20 years after the passing of Kurt Cobain, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994; his body was discovered three days later by an electrician who had arrived to do some work on the property.

Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, will be at the event, and said recently that the evening will be awkward based on her long-standing feud with Grohl over the rights to, and use of, the band’s music.

"We're going to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I think we're all sitting at the same table," said Love, who will say hello to Grohl. “Of course, it’s not my hashtag Yoko.”

The induction ceremony at New York’s Barclays Center will also see Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello induct KISS, Chris Martin of Coldplay induct Peter Gabriel, Questlove of The Roots induct Hall and Oates, Glenn Frey of The Eagles induct Linda Ronstadt, and Bruce Springsteen induct The E Street Band; a presenter for Cat Stevens remains to be announced.

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