R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe to Induct Nirvana into Rock Hall


Story by Anne Erickson

Nirvana will get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Kurt Cobain longtime friend, Michael Stipe

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will induct Seattle grunge band Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone has confirmed. Stipe was very close to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and is the godfather of Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

The ceremony, which is scheduled for April 10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, will also feature Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello inducting Kiss and Bruce Springsteen inducting the E Street Band.

The night’s live performances are all over the map. Nirvana hasn’t given work whether they will perform at the induction ceremony. Kiss will not perform, following an argument over which members would be able to partake. Bruce Springsteen will induct the E Street Band and will perform together, as well.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin will also be on hand, paying to Peter Gabriel. Glenn Frey of the Eagles will induct Linda Ronstadt, and Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt will perform a tribute to Ronstadt. Peter Asher is will induct Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham, and Questlove of the Roots will pay tribute to Hall and Oates.

For the first time this year, the general public is able to attend the ceremony in New York City. An edited version of the Rock Hall ceremony will air on HBO on May 31st at 9 p.m.



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