Credits, clockwise from upper left: Tony Nelson, publicity photo, publicity photo, Steve Cohen Clockwise from upper left: St. Vincent, Joan Jett, Lorde, and Kim Gordon
Ahead of Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, rumors swirled about the band's frontman for the ceremony. Any vocalist they chose would inevitably -- and unfairly -- face comparisons to Kurt Cobain, but a curveball flew in as four frontwomen took the mic.
Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent's Annie Clark, and Lorde all brought their own distinctive vocal talents to the four-song set that closed down the induction ceremony at Barclays Center. The choice was an affectionate nod to Cobain's career-long dedication to women's rights and causes, and shook up the night.
But how did these women fare singing four Nirvana anthems that in many ways defined a generation of music fans? We graded the results.More »