Who Will Sing With Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction?

Stereogum | April 8, 2014 - 1:33 pm

UPDATE: Looks like at least one singer will be Joan Jett. She’s not a choice on this poll, but vote anyway!


Last week, Krist Novoselic hinted that he had been practicing old bass lines to play at Thursday’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, and since then the Hall has confirmed “Nirvana” will perform. Novoselic will presumably be joined in performance by Dave Grohl (sorry Chad Channing), and even though Pat Smear won’t be inducted, he at least could play guitar, but the question remains: Who is going to front this headless reunion of the greatest grunge band of all time? As Grohl told NME last year, “It’s sacred ground. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There’s a reason Foo Fighters don’t do Nirvana songs.”

Paul McCartney will most likely be in attendance in support of inductee Brian Epstein, and he’s performed with Grohl, Novoselic, and Smear before … would he do so again here? Michael Stipe is inducting Nirvana, and he and Kurt were mutual admirers … that could be cool. Courtney Love has promised that she and Frances Bean will be onstage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center alongside Krist and Dave Grohl to accept this honor — could she … okay, that’s not gonna happen. But how about the Nirvana frontman’s old frenemy Eddie Vedder, who is in Brazil with Pearl Jam for shows on Wednesday and Friday but has a convenient opening on his calendar for Thursday? Also in attendance: Gene Simmons, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen (who’s been doing a lot of unlikely covers lately)… will any of them fill in for Kurt? It could literally be anyone! Well, probably not Gene Simmons, but anyone else! Or maybe it will be Gene Simmons!

According to Rolling Stone, “The exact plans for Nirvana’s performance remains a tightly guarded secret.” But obviously we can put our heads together and figure this out. Rock the vote below and let’s see if we can come up with the logical answer before the big night.