Seattle grunge legends Nirvana have officially been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is the first year that the band was eligible, as their debut single “Love Buzz” was released in 1988. This year, for the second time ever, fans had the ability to vote on the nominees, along with artists, rock scholars and music professionals.
The band released their wildly popular album Nevermind in 1991 to critical acclaim, selling more than 30 million records worldwide. Their 1993 follow-up, In Utero, a polarizing record upon its release, is now considered a rock classic and was re-released earlier this year as part of the record’s 20th anniversary. Nirvana disbanded in 1994 upon the untimely death of lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain.
The band’s two remaining members, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, had the following to say upon the announcement of their induction:
“This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who’s kept Rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”–Krist Novoselic
“For once… I’m speechless. From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to… the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’d like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today.”–Dave Grohl
Details on the induction ceremony are forthcoming. In the meantime, check out the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of In Utero on iTunes.
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Posted by Kiel Hauck