Girl Power! Lorde, Joan Jett Perform with Nirvana
The legendary rock band was inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: watch these fearless women cover their best songs!
Every year, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame picks a handful of movers and shakers in the music biz who have influenced countless acts from today, and this year's biggest inductee has to be Nirvana. Coming out of Seattle back in the late 80's with a sound that took somewhat of a cue from new wavers like Joy Division, mixed with distorted guitar effects made famous by heavy metal acts such as Metallica, Nirvana members Kurt Cbain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic brought the prolific sound grunge rock into the mainstream.
What made the 2014 induction ceremony so special? Remaining Nirvana members Grohl and Novoselic, plus guitarist Pat Smear, got together to perform tracks from their impressive catalogue at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and some of music's most prolific female singer/songwriters paid their respects to the grunge veterans.
Rocker Joan Jett performed a perfectly-fitting rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", while Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon did her best version of the littler-known Nirvana song "Aneurysm". The ever-eclectic St. Vincent put her spin on "Lithium", and 17-year-old Lorde's cover of "All Apologies" totally ended up stealing the show with all of the female performers backing her up.
Check out this clip of Lorde, Jett, Gordon, St. Vincent, plus the Nirvana boys rockin' out to "All Apologies" below:
What's your favorite Nirvana track or lyric? Tell us in the comments!
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