Joan Jett to Front Nirvana At Rock And Roll Hall of Fame?

Michael Lavine


Might Joan Jett take the mic for Nirvana’s performance at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame cerremony? That’s the chatter doing the rounds ahead of the grunge group’s induction into the Rock Hall on Thursday.

Drummer Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters sparked a whole lot of speculation when his band’s Instagram page shared a photo that features Krist Novoselic’s bass, Pat Smear’s Strat, Grohl’s drumkit and what appears to be Jett’s Melody Maker. 

The snap should put an end to the speculation that had former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performing out front for the Seattle legends. Stipe, a friend of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, will be on hand to induct the group. 

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Jett, who is best known for her 1981 international hit “I Love Rock N Roll” and was played by Kristen Stewart in the 2010 feature film “The Runaways,” has not yet been inducted into the Rock Hall.

The career of first-time nominee Nirvana will be celebrated along with those of KISS, Linda Ronstadt and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens during a gala at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.