Watch: Nirvana perform with St. Vincent, Lorde, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett

on April 11, 2014, 12:36am

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear reunited and performed songs by Nirvana for the first time in 22 years at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday night. The band cemented their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with an epic four-song set that saw them joined by a cavalcade of female rock singers, specifically St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, LordeSonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett.

Jett kicked things off by singing lead on “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. She was followed by Gordon, who fronted “Aneurysm”, then came St. Vincent for “Lithium”. The performance concluded with Lorde singing “All Apologies”. Watch brief clips below (via New York Daily News).

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe introduced the band, with Grohl and Novoselic appearing alongside Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s mother. “This is about community,” Stipe said. “Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard. Keep in mind the times, this was the late 1980s. The idea of America — that hopeful idea — had been dismantled.”

Grohl delivered the longest of the four speeches, using his time to recognize the four drummers that came before him and thank his parents for letting him drop out of high school and follow his dreams. Novoselic kept his comments much shorter, remarking, “I wish Kurt was here tonight.” Love also kept words to a minimum, saying, “I have a big speech but I’m not going to say it. I just wish Kurt could have been here.” She then proceeded to give Grohl and Novoselic a hug. You can watch video of the full acceptance speech here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on HBO on May 31st.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” w/ Joan Jett:

“Aneurysm” w/ Kim Gordon:

“Lithium” w/ St. Vincent:

“All Apologies” w/ Lorde:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Sheikh Hassan Naseer
November 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Great post.

pick3sniper review
October 29, 2014 at 6:51 am

What’s up Dear, are you genuinely visiting this site on a regular basis, if so then you will
definitely get good know-how.
July 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog
and in accession capital to assert that I acquire
in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.
June 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

Oh, that depends on taxi to orlando airport
what you can expect stress free and easy journey from the Heathrow Airport as well as efficiency.
It should be a minimum age of 25 and with a large seating
capacity of approximately fifteen people. He’s worse than crabs.
Every client who uses our services is very important maintain the following
things in taxi to orlando airport to your taxi business from home you can claim and save
you money. Nissan’s” taxi to orlando airport Taxi of Tomorrow is [ahem] not the handsomest vehicle on the internet.

April 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm


Jordan Wayne Rothschild-Lewis
April 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Should have been Lithium, with Lorde.

April 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Take that photo down please.

April 11, 2014 at 3:20 am

Hahaha! Notice how Dave Groll makes no move whatsoever to return Courtney’s hug. :)

April 11, 2014 at 3:02 am

I am surprised Courtney Love didn’t jump in on vocals at some point. She would probably do well on a song like Lithium.

April 11, 2014 at 2:12 am

They didn’t play any Nirvana songs with McCartney.

April 11, 2014 at 1:41 am

that picture up top is fucking sacrilege but here’s audio of lorde

April 11, 2014 at 1:09 am

What about the whole “Sirvana” performance with them and Paul McCartney less than 2 years ago…?

Randy Picnic
April 11, 2014 at 12:59 am

Didn’t they all play together earlier this year with Paul McCartney?

April 11, 2014 at 12:52 am

Chad Channing

April 11, 2014 at 12:51 am

No Apologies?
ALL Apologies

April 11, 2014 at 12:46 am

All* Apologies


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,811 other followers