Will Joan Jett Perform With Nirvana At Rock Hall Induction?
The last remaining mystery surrounding Thursday night's (April 10th) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been whether the surviving members of Nirvana would perform and who they would perform with. A clue emerged on Wednesday (April 9th) when a photo posted on at the Nirvana Facebook page showed Dave Grohl's drum kit, Krist Novoselic's bass, Pat Smear's guitar and what appears to be a guitar belonging to Joan Jett.
Dave Grohl and Jett have some history together, with Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates performing with her on a segment of Late Show With David Letterman a while back.
R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana at Thursday night's ceremony, which will take place at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.
We asked Charles R. Cross, Nirvana's biographer, what late frontman Kurt Cobain might have thought about being inducted into the Hall of Fame: "Kurt won awards when he was alive, he won MTV Music Awards, he did go to those ceremonies, he did give speeches. You know, at the same time, it was an uncomfortable relationship for Kurt. So my feeling is, he would have been honored to have been included with so many legends that he loved, and he was a student of rock history, so to be there I think he would have appreciated. At the same time, I think he would have managed to say the most sarcastic things possible as he was accepting that award." marked the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death by self-inflicted gunshot wound.