Monday, June 2, 2014

VIDEO: Nirvana’s complete Rock Hall induction and performance

Video of Nirvana’s full induction and performance at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame event is now available.

Opening with a career video montage and a speech by R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe, the Seattle band entered the Hall in their first year of eligibility, which is 25 years after the debut recording by an artist; in their case, it was based on the 1989 release of “Bleach.”

Nirvana closed out the evening with a raucous set as they were joined by a host of female singers for their induction performance.

Joan Jett opened the program with a searing rendition of the band’s signature tune, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”; Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame followed on “Aneurysm”; St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) performed “Lithium”, and New Zealand pop sensation Lorde closed out the event with a version of “All Apologies.”

The Rock Hall’s April 10 event in New York City saw Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band all honored with inductions into the Rock Hall.

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