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Kiss and Nirvana Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jonathan Alcorn—Reuters Gene Simmons, a member of the rock band Kiss, poses during an announcement that Kiss and Def Leppard will team up this summer for a 42-city North American tour, at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California March 17, 2014

Former Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic performed at the ceremony together for the first time since Kurt Cobain's death two decades ago. Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon stepped in for grunge trailblazer

Theatrical rockers Kiss, Grunge pioneers Nirvana and troubadour Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) were among the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York Thursday.

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, the two surviving members of Nirvana, performed with four female singers — Joan Jett, Lorde, Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth and Annie Clark from St. Vincent — stepping in for the late Kurt Cobain, Rolling Stone reported.

It was the first time the two remaining members of Nirvana performed their music together since Cobain killed himself 20 years ago.

Two of the other inductees, Kiss and Linda Ronstadt, announced ahead of the ceremony that they would not perform, while the other inductees — the E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Islam, and Hall and Oates — graced the stage with several of their respective hits

[Rolling Stone]




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