Legendary grunge band Nirvana will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. In recent weeks, surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have hinted at a performance, causing many to speculate on who will fill in for the Kurt Cobain. It looks like Dave Grohl’s Instagram account may hold the answer.
Who Will Fill In For Kurt Cobain?
Grohl has posted a photo of Nirvana’s instruments accompanied by Joan Jett‘s very recognizable, sticker-covered Gibson Melody Maker.
This photo comes on the heels of the following tweet from Novoselic:
Been playing those @HalLeonardBooks bass tabs to get up to speed. Muscle memory is good too. #PracticeMakesPerfect @nirvana
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) April 1, 2014
Much of the speculation regarding the band’s stand-in frontman has centered on R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and Sir Paul McCartney. Stipe was a close friend of Cobain and will do the honors of inducting the band Thursday evening, while McCartney is the only artist who has performed with the surviving members of Nirvana.
There is no immediately obvious link between Joan Jett and Cobain. However, Jett has worked with Grohl on her song, “Any Weather,” and has appeared on stage with his band, Foo Fighters. It also stands to reason that Jett will be one of several artists filling in for Cobain during the performance.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has yet to confirm a performance by Nirvana, but that appears to be a mere formality at this point. The ceremony will take place Thursday, April 10, less than one week removed from the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death. HBO will broadcast the event on May 31.
Article by Jason Schellhardt