Nirvana elected to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced on Monday evening that Nirvana was elected to their class of 2014.
Selected along with KISS, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Hall & Oates, this is the first year of eligibility for the grunge rockers. Formed in Aberdeen in 1987 by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novaselic, before adding Dave Grohl on drums, Nirvana released their major label debut “Bleach” in 1989.
Novaselic told KXRO that Nirvana came into the music industry at the right time.
Author, Aberdeen native, and Executive Director of the Kurt Cobain Memorial Foundation, Jeff Burlingame tells KXRO “How exciting is it that a garage band that got its start in a rural town such as Aberdeen has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility! Despite his well-known penchant for cynicism, I believe Kurt Cobain is somewhere smiling today, possibly at the irony of it all — that someone who so despised mainstream is now a bigger part of it, likely for eternity. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that Nirvana’s legacy will only continue to grow. This induction is another major step in that direction and I couldn’t be happier for them.”
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, they have sold over 75 million copies of their music worldwide, making them one of the most successful bands of all time.
Nirvana will be inducted in April in New York City with the rest of the class of 2014.