Nirvana Reunite with Show-stopping Collaborations

Nirvana, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,  Joan Jett, Krist Novoselic

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It was truly a night to be remembered. The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honored Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, KISS, and Nirvana at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The night was full of nostalgia and recognition of the newly inducted artists, but it was clear that Nirvana stole the show. It was the reunion everyone had been anticipating. We had only seen it once when the grunge band teamed up with Paul McCartney in 2012 during a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Last night, Nirvana reunited on stage for the second time since the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Yes, it was a big deal.

Kim Gordon, Nirvana, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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The performance of the night featured surviving members Krist Novoselic on bass and Dave Grohl on drums, along with guitarist Pat Smear. Who would fill Kurt Cobain’s shoes? Rumors swarmed after a picture of Novoselic’s bass, Grohl’s drumkit, Smear’s guitar, and Joan Jett’s stickered Melody Maker was shared on the Foo Fighters’ Instagram page. (Clever hint from Dave Grohl’s band.) But I don’t think anyone expected an array of women to front the band. Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde stepped up to perform classic Nirvana songs!

Joan Jett kicked it off with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which instantly ignited the crowd. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon was up next. She gave an energetic performance of “Aneurysm.” St. Vincent, who performed a cover of “Lithium” at Chicago’s Riviera last Saturday, took on the song once more. Finally, Lorde led “All Apologies” with the support of the other artists. Nirvana is being praised for their choice of powerful and fitting singers. Job well done, ladies.

It was the perfect tribute to Nirvana’s history and influence while honoring the legacy of Kurt Cobain. April 5, 2014, marked the 20th anniversary of his tragic death. This monumental performance and well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seemed to have come at the right time. Now who’s ready for the Kurt Cobain musical, biopic, and documentary? We know we are!

Are you ready for a Kurt Cobain musical on Broadway?

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Karaoke Cloud

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Nearing the 20th anniversary of his death, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is being remembered by many. Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday, April 10. That same day Hoquiam, WA will celebrate its first Nirvana Day. On his birthday in February his hometown of Aberdeen, WA held a Kurt Cobain Day, which included the unveiling of a rather bizarre crying statue. The late singer’s wife, Courtney Love, and daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, hope to honor Kurt in a major way. Love recently announced she has plans for a biopic, documentary, and play. According to Love the chances of a Broadway musical are high at this point.

She told NME, “After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen.”

Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Karaoke Cloud

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Love seems to have a clear vision of a Kurt Cobain musical. “I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see.”

Grunge band Nirvana rose to success in the early 90’s. Despite only releasing three studio albums, Nirvana is considered an iconic rock band due to their impact on contemporary music and American culture. Unfortunately their run was cut short following the death of Kurt Cobain. After struggling with addiction and depression, Kurt committed suicide on April 5, 1994.

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