Nirvana's Complete Rock Hall Induction And Performance Now Online (A Top Story)
Opening with a career video montage and a speech by R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe, the Seattle band entered the Hall in their first year of eligibility, which is 25 years after the debut recording by an artist; in their case, it was based on the 1989 release of "Bleach."
Nirvana closed out the evening with a raucous set as they were joined by a host of female singers for their induction performance. Joan Jett opened the program with a searing rendition of the band's signature tune, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame followed on "Aneurysm"; St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) performed "Lithium", and New Zealand pop sensation Lorde closed out the event with a version of "All Apologies." - Watch the video here.