Watch Nirvana Reunite With Lorde, Joan Jett, and More at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Slate's Culture Blog
April 11 2014 10:43 AM

Watch Nirvana Reunite With Lorde, Joan Jett, and More at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Dave Grohl at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10, 2014.

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Just a few days after the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night, and the surviving inductees, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, performed some of the band’s biggest hits. In a year that saw only one female inductee—Linda Ronstadt—Nirvana’s rotating roster of musicians who stood in for Cobain included solely women: Joan Jett, Lorde, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, and Kim Gordon.

Full footage of Gordon’s performance doesn’t appear to be online yet, though Stereogum does have a snippet of it from Vine. You can check out the rest of the performances below.


Jett and the band performed “Smells Like Teen Spirit”:

Lorde took the reigns on “All Apologies”:

Clark takes on “Lithium”:

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
Oct. 1 2014 9:13 AM What Is It Like to Be an Egyptologist?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 8:46 AM The Vintage eBay Find I Wore to My Sentencing
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.