Courtney Love has said that late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain would “have loved” the band’s female-fronted Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony last month.
The occasion, which took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10, saw four female performers stand in for Cobain: St Vincent, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and Lorde.
Speaking to Pitchfork about the performance, Love said: “Initially, I thought it was sexist, and a little bit ghettoising. But then I was like, ‘No, Kurt would have loved this.’ And there’s reality to it.”
She went on to add: “Apparently, no high-profile dudes wanted to do it. It’s interesting, isn’t it? I mean, I don’t know where Lorde is going. I like the St Vincent girl a lot – I looked at some of her YouTubes and I like her look, her attitude, her whole thing. She was pretty cool, especially for being as nervous as she probably was.
“But I am telling you – the Kim Gordon moment was so punk. Kim gave the punkest performance, the one that Kurt would’ve approved of the most. It was the punkest thing the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has ever seen. I was really proud of that.”
Previously, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl revealed that a number of male rock stars rejected the chance to be involved with the band’s Hall Of fame induction. “Some of them were nervous,” he said. “I think some of them were maybe apprehensive because of how heavy the whole thing is.”