Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will appear as guests this Wednesday night (April 9th) on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, one night before they’re inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday (April 10th). Grohl, Novoselic and late frontman Kurt Cobain will be inducted by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe in a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center.
- Other honorees include Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt and The E Street Band.
- One person who won’t be attending the Hall of Fame induction is Grohl’s current bandmate, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who told us why he’s skipping it:
- “That’s not my band. I was a kid. Not that much of a kid, but I — no, I’m not part of that. Nor do I care to be. That’s gonna be kind of awesome and interesting, you know, but no, that‘s their thing. You know, it’s Dave and Pat (Smear, guitarist for both bands) and obviously Krist Novoselic. So yeah, I’ll just be congratulating them over the TV.”
- Hawkins and Grohl inducted Rush last year, and Queen several years back.
- At press time, there was no word on whether the surviving members of Nirvana will perform at the induction ceremony.
- This past Saturday (April 5th) marked the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- Accepting at the induction ceremony will be Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, who has a longstanding feud with Grohl and Novoselic over the use of Nirvana’s music.