Nirvana forever changed the world. You can scoff if you like, but if you grew up in the 90′s you know this as fact. There was just something raw and real about them that connected with the jaded youth of that time. So to find out they are nominees for the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame 2014 is amazing. Usually, you tend to hear about older bands from the 70′s or 80′s, but it seems the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame hasn’t really started mining the 90′s yet. Seems fitting they start with Nirvana. The most seminal band of the time.
USA Today has the lineup for all the bands getting inducted, but we need to focus on Nirvana. Nirvana was punk rock in a time when that scene was dead. Nirvana was real angst rock, when all the other angst rock was over produced and fake. Nirvana was the broken, screaming, frothing voice of a lost generation. Kurt Cobain’s loss has rippled in music for decades now, and it seems fitting we stop for a moment and give that man his well deserved props.
Granted some find it ironic seeing as to how it was the fame that may have pushed Kurt over the edge, but for the rest of us who are still here, we think this is just right.
Nirvana is that band for many of us, so to see them get the props they deserve will be amazing. One pressing question: Will they perform, and if they do, who will they choose to take Kurt’s place? You may think that odd, but remember, when The Doors were inducted, Eddie Vedder (among others) sang in place of Jim Morrison.
Either way, we are just grateful Nirvana are finally getting the world wide accolades they deserve.