The living members of Nirvana reunited Thursday night when the band was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in a Brooklyn ceremony, just 4 days after the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. New Zealand singer Lorde took over vocal duties on "All Apologies," a song released 3 years before she was (allegedly) born.

Along with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, Cobain widow and missing plane expert Courtney Love also showed up, but she kept her speech brief and drama was mercifully avoided.

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe provided the official induction, calling Nirvana "lightning in a bottle," and thanking Cobain for being an "outsider voice for the fags, the fat, the fed-up and the bullied."


Lorde wasn't the only woman fronting the band last night: Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, and St. Vincent's Annie Clark also contributed vocals for a song apiece.

This year's Hall of Fame class also included KISS, The E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf Islam (a.k.a. Cat Stevens), and Hall and Oates.

Update: After the show, Nirvana played an unannounced set at St. Vitus in Greenpoint, joined by Jett, Gordon, Clark, J. Mascis and more.

[H/T: Rolling Stone]