Friday Music News

  • Last night Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with enthusiasm and fanfare fit for one of the most influential bands of our time. With the 20th anniversary of frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death barely behind us, there was the question of who would fill in for him at the induction ceremony. No one person could fill his shoes so the ‘s surviving members – Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear – invited Joan Jett, Lorde, and St. Vincent to lend their voices to some of Nirvana’s most famous songs. Watch their performances below. [Pitchfork]

  • Be sure to watch the band’s acceptance speech. Dave Grohl and Courtney Love onstage together? Glad to see they put their differences aside to celebrate one kick-ass band and the accomplishments of the late Kurt Cobain. Apparently there was even a hug! [Pitchfork]

  • Another highlight of the night was when Peter Gabriel and Chris Martin performed “Washing Of The Water” together after Gabriel’s own well-deserved Hall of Fame induction. The song is Martin’s favorite and these two really compliment each other nicely. [Stereogum]

  • Here’s a little something that doesn’t have anything to do with last night’s Hall of Fame festivities, but it’s still just as awesome. Eels have shared the video for “Mistakes of my Youth” off their upcoming album The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett (out April 22). It’s a wistful track that is drenched in nostalgia and flawless harmonies. [Stereogum]

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