Will Joan Jett Sit In With Nirvana For Tonight's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Show?
April 10, 2014 at 3:41 AM (PT)
The rumor drum keeps beating louder that JOAN JETT will join NIRVANA onstage tonight at THE BARCLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN, NY to fill in for the late KURT COBAIN during the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ceremonies.
YAHOO! MUSIC reports, "the rampant speculation began on APRIL 8th when NIRVANA drummer and FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL posted a photo on Instagram of KRIST NOVOSELIC’s black Gibson bass, PAT SMEAR’s purple/blue FENDER STRATOCASTER guitar and a third guitar in the back that’s appears to be a white MELODY MAKER owned by JETT. The instrument is decorated with numerous stickers including 'girls kick,' 'fetish' (a JETT song), two pink female figures standing side by side, and a peace sign."
GROHL once said JETT was, "one of our heroes. [She's] a person that changed rock music [and] made it okay to be f---in' dirty and cool and play rock 'n' roll liker a real rock 'n' roller. She made PAT [SMEAR] want to start a band."
The event has created controversy, with KISS being inducted tonight. PAUL STANLEY and GENE SIMMONS have refused to appear with original members PETER CRISS and ACE FREHLEY. The HOF decided to include those two, while excluding members who joined later.
The 2014 Inductees are:
- PETER GABRIEL
- HALL AND OATES
- LINDA RONSTADT
- CAT STEVENS
Ahmet Ertegun Awards:
- BRIAN EPSTEIN
- ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM
The Award for Musical Excellence:
- THE E STREET BAND
Special guests this year include: CHRIS MARTIN, GLENN FREY, MICHAEL STIPE, QUESTLOVE, STEVIE NICKS, BONNIE RAITT, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PETER ASHER, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, EMMYLOU HARRIS, TOM MORELLO and SHERYL CROW.
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will be broadcast on HBO beginning SATURDAY, MAY 31st at 9pm ET/PT.