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.