REM Singer Michael Stipe to Induct Nirvana Into Rock Hall

In related news, Courtney Love reveals that Kurt Cobain musical is 'very likely' to happen.

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Announcing additional details regarding this year's ceremony, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially confirmed that REM singer Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana into the prestigious institution.

Furthermore, guitar master Tom Morello will induct KISS, whereas Bruce Springsteen will fittingly induct the E Street Band. Speaking of KISS, the band has confirmed that all four members of the current lineup will attend the ceremony, but without performing.

As Rolling Stone reports, Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin will pay tribute to Peter Gabriel, the Eagles' Glenn Frey will induct his former bandleader Linda Ronstadt, Questlove of the Roots is set to pay tribute to Hall and Oates, while Peter Asher is going to induct Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham. It remains unknown who will induct Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam).

In related Nirvana news, Courtney Love recently told NME that a Kurt Cobain musical is "very likely" to happen.

"After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fan mail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances [Bean Cobain, Kurt and Courtney's daughter] and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen," Courtney explained.

"There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn't been told before. I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives," Love concluded.

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    Awesome news. Except for the Kurt Cobain musical. WHAT THE FUCK COURTNEY
    musicals are awesome, especially over the top stage ones like Strictly Ballroom which I've recently seen. But how does one make something which works with big, massive and flamboyant acting work for someone who's life was mainly depression, slacker rock and drugs...
    It's really cool to finally see the E Street Band get their due (though they should have gone in with Bruce.. WHEN CLARENCE CLEMONS WAS ALIVE) Should be a good night, even though Kiss are being pompous ****s.
    This is a nice gesture considering he knew Kurt and Kurt liked REM, not often the introduce actually knows the guys he or she is inducting on a personal level.
    Yeah, Lou Reed inducted Frank Zappa, and didn't they not like each other? I remember reading something like Lou dissed Frank and was trying to make up for it.
    Who ever is going to make a Nirvana Musical is doing it ONLY for the money. *Cough* Courtney *cough* The biggest injustice for Nirvana is that she still has some say in his estate and affairs. The second biggest injustice? That she keeps showing up on UG. She gives me Guitar ED.
    Courtney Love goes completely bananas over Guitar Hero using Kurt's likeness, and then allows this? "Kurt would hate this F@%&ING S@%T, but would love nothing more than to have a musical about his life." A musical...
    "After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fan mail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality.." who, and where, are these people?
    the nirvana/kurt cobain fangirl/guy hipsters on the internet that only know about 4 Nirvana songs (Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, About A Girl, Heart Shaped Box) usually.
    Kurt Cobain: The musical?... Oh no! no, no, no, no, This has to be some kind of april fools joke.
    Seems like a really good choice for inducting Nirvana. Before reading this I personally would like to see either him, Buzz, or Black Francis induct them. Considering the first two were both connected to the band on a personal level and the last was a HUGE influence on Kurt.
    Danjo's Guitar
    So KISS complaining about not getting in made them get in? And I'm assuming Nirvana just became eligible, because I'm surprised they weren't in there already.
    Yeah they did. It's has to be 25 years since the bands first single or album. And Nirvana's first single came out in 1988 (Love Buzz) whereas their first album came out in 1989 (Bleach).
    Personally would've LOVED for The Vaselines to induct them but this is good too