Nirvana, KISS & More Enter Rock Hall Of Fame
April 11, 2014


KISS
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with the event open to the public for the first time ever. The 2014 class was made up of Nirvana, KISS, Hall & Oates, The E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) and more.

Gabriel was inducted as a solo artist by Coldplay's Chris Martin, who dueted with the ex-Genesis member on "Washing Of The Water." Roots drummer Questlove inducted his fellow Philadelphians Hall & Oates, and raved about the soulful duo, who sang three of their hits. Bruce Springsteen naturally inducted his backing band, the E Street Band, with an extensive induction that reportedly clocked in at 85 minutes, with a three-song performance and a mention of seemingly every person ever to be considered a member of the Band.

Art Garfunkel inducted Islam, who sang three of his '70s folk-pop classics, while Glenn Frey of The Eagles inducted Rondstadt. The singer-songwriter is suffering from Parkinson's disease and unable to attend, though an all-star collection of musicians honored her, including Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow.

Longtime member of the KISS Army Tom Morello inducted the theatrical rockers, who did not perform, as the four founding members could not agree to play together. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley still tour as KISS, with two additional members wearing the makeup originated by Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. But the original members spoke together from the stage, honoring their fans and suggesting the Hall allow music fans a greater say in the nomination and voting process.

It all led up to the induction of Nirvana. Following a speech by R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, a close friend of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Love did appear on stage with the former members of her late husband's band, despite years of bad blood between her and Dave Grohl.

Rumors had been circulating that Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear would perform Nirvana tunes with Joan Jett fronting the band, but it turned out four different women took a turn at the mic. Jett performed Nirvana's signature hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit," but Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon took over for the deeper cut "Aneurysm." St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) was on vocals for "Lithium," while teen singer Lorde, who wasn't even born when Cobain died, closed out the evening with "All Apologies."

However, the night was not over yet for the former Nirvana members, as they reconvened at a secret, VIP show elsewhere in Brooklyn. The Saint Vitus club holds approximately 230 people, and those in attendance witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime, 19-song set that didn't wrap up until around 4 a.m. Grohl, Novoselic and Smear played songs spanning the entire Nirvana catalog, from their biggest hits to lesser known b-sides. Jett, Clark and Gordon all returned, with each musician performing multiple songs this time around. Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis also played three Nirvana songs, and John McCauley of Deer Tick (who have been known to play entire Nirvana cover sets as "Deervana" in recent years) sang multiple songs onstage as well.




 
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