Nirvana accepts their induction into the Rock Hall of fame, 2014.
The show opened with a video with Kurt speaking and with ‘Lithium’ playing. Michael Stipe speaks about the band. ‘Drain You’ plays as the members of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain’s family members and Courtney Love come onto the stage to accept their awards. They speak with Dave Grohl thanking past drummers, Krist Novoselic thanking past producers/engineers for their albums and Courtney Love thanking members of Kurt’s family and hugs Dave Grohl. Everyone misses Kurt Cobain.
The band launches into ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ with Joan Jett on vocals, Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth is on vocals for ‘Aneurysm’ and Anne Clark is on vocals for ‘Lithium.’ Lorde takes the stage as their last special guest performing ‘All Apologies’ with everyone. They leave for the after party.
Dave and Courtney: 1992/2014
It has been 20 years that he was gone, and never be forgotten, no matter the time that pass! We really know the great person he was. A Simple, humble person with a big heart, friendly, smart, depressed, kind to everyone. The fame did not matter! Even if he have taken his own life (I know, you acted like an idiot at the end) had different reasons for this, but still had a way to try. We all have faults and qualities, after all we are human beings. But one thing is certain: Kurt is dead but not gone, it is still present through his great music, who really loves he! We love and miss you, Kurdt! Thanks for everything! Peace, love and empathy.
'Live Through This was competing with Kurt, because he would write, like, ‘Dumb’ and ‘Rape Me’ in the same twenty minutes, and I was, like, “fuck you, I’m gonna go and try my best.” It was well intentioned, it was my best effort at the time. I think I’m an arrogant person - you have to be to have my job - but I don’t think it’s as great as people think it is. I don’t listen to it the way I listen to Celebrity Skin. That record has some things about it that I like better, in terms of sonics. I mean, I know why people like [Live Through This]. It gets girls of a certain age through a certain period, I think. That’s the demographic constant of it. But that record was about, live through this media shit, live through this war. It didn’t mean… What it came to mean’- Courtney on live through this and new photo shoot, 2014
"I tapped her on the shoulder earlier on and just said ‘Hey.’ She said ‘Hey.’ We hugged and she says ‘Let’s do this. Let’s Rock this tonight.’ We’re family, no matter what. And we all love each other, no matter what. It’s a lot bigger than a paragraph or a picture. It’s real. So it was a reunion, and we were there for Kurt. It was a beautiful night. It was good.” - Dave Grohl on Courtney Love during Nirvana’s Rock Hall, 2014.
Courtney Love original artworks available from Fred Torres.
Some of Courtney Love’s great work from her “she’s not even pretty” show at fred torres collaborations.