Here’s What Courtney Love Thinks About Lorde and St. Vincent Performing With Nirvana



To celebrate Nirvana getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the remaining members of the band reunited with a cast of all-female lead singers filling in for Kurt Cobain. The lineup included Lorde, St. Vincent, Joan Jett, and Kim Gordon.

In an interview with Pitchfork, Courtney Love shared her thoughts on the performances. She admits that she’s not very plugged in with current music, but she thinks Kurt would have approved.

Read what Courtney said about the performances below, and check out the full interview here.

Initially, I thought it was sexist, and a little bit ghettoizing. But then I was like, ‘No, Kurt would have loved this.’ And there’s reality to it. 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.

  • oneminuszero

    Beautiful and Sad: Nirvana and the Hall of Fame Performance
    I usually don’t become an emotional crybaby–but I just found my Dad’s death certificate, so I wasn’t in a great state of mind. Then I watched Lorde play with the remaining members of Nirvana and the first thing I notice is this HUGE picture of Kurt behind the band. The SECOND thing I notice is how gray Krist’s hair is. He’s my age…and I just started to cry, couldn’t say why. Just seems like yesterday when I heard “Bleach” and moved to Florida and started a Big Black/NIN-esque band called Wirehead and taught myself how to record. Back then, the music scene seemed like it was open for anything…and we were so YOUNG. With some great exceptions, today’s kids exist on crap, or stuff we were doing back then. When Orlando started getting big into rave we used to go. I went to a show with my 23 year old son a couple weeks ago and its THE SAME STUFF. Depressing–nothing seems to change a lot with this new gen of kids. Who is their Kurt Cobain?

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