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Joan Jett, Lorde perform with living Nirvana members at Rock Hall induction

Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent and Kim Gordon perform with remaining members of Nirvana during the grunge band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
By Danielle Haynes   |   April 11, 2014 at 8:16 AM  |  Updated April 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Four female musicians joined the remaining members of Nirvana on stage Thursday to perform with the grunge band during a ceremony honoring its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Joan Jett, Lorde, Sonic Youth vocalist-bassist Kim Gordon and St. Vincent took on vocals of four iconic Nirvana songs.

Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Gordon sang "Aneurysm," St. Vincent took on "Lithium" and 17-year-old Lorde sang "All Apologies."

Fans were tipped off to the possibility of Jett joining the remaining members of Nirvana for the show when the Foo Fighters Instagram page posted a photo of what appeared to be her guitar alongside the equipment of the band.

Prior to Thursday's performance, St. Vincent, whose real name is Annie Clark, offered her own rendition of "Lithium" earlier this week during a show in Chicago on the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death.

Though Lorde was only born two years after Cobain's death, it seems her appreciation for the band is mutual. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic played his own rendition of her popular hit Royals on accordion earlier this year. Check out that performance below.

[Rolling Stone]

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