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.
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.