Lorde Rocks On Stage Performing “All Apologies” With Nirvana

Apr 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm |
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Lorde Nirvana All Apologies

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We can’t believe its been 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death and the Nirvana frontman absence was definitely felt at last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The Hall of Fame welcomed its newest members including Nirvana original’s Dave Grohal and Kris Novoselic as well as added guitarist Pat Smear. Other inductees were Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Hall & Oates.

R.E.M singer Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana saying, “This is about community. 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.” He went on saying that the band’s music was “a sweet and beautiful but fed-up fury coupled with howling vulnerability.” “This is not just pop music,” he added. “This is something much greater than that.”

Emotional speeches were heard from Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor and widow, Courtney Love.

Courtney Love Nirvana Speech

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Love, who embraced Dave Grohal on stage, tweeted that evening “The most magical part of the evening. Thank you Dave, love you. I know this made him smile up there”

 

The night, of course was full of music,  the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center roof lifted with the sounds of classic rock brought to you by female guest artists joining Nirvana on stage.

Joan Jett started with Smells Like Teen Spirit followed by Kim Gordon covering Aneurysm and then Annie Clark with Lithium. Then it was New Zealand superstar Lorde who finished the set with All Apologies.

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We can’t believe its been 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death and the Nirvana frontman absence was definitely felt at last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.