Michael Stipe inducted the surviving members of NIRVANA — Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night. They performed a four-song set joined by by an impressive lineup of some of rock musicicians, all female. St. Vincent (whose real name is Annie Clark), Lorde, SONIC YOUTH's Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett.
Jett kicked things off by singing lead and playing guitar on "Smells Like Teen Spirit". She was followed by Gordon, who fronted "Aneurysm". Then came Clark on "Lithium". And finally, Lorde joined the band for a rendition of "All Apologies".
Courtney Love accepted for Kurt Cobain at the ceremont. Despite her longstanding feud with Grohl and Novoselic over the use of NIRVANA's music, Love's speech included her embracing Grohl and Novoselic. "This is my family I'm looking at right now," she said, leaving the podium to hug "Brother Krist" and Grohl. "I just wish Kurt could have been here. Tonight he would have really appreciated it."