Dave Grohl on Nirvana's Hall of Fame Induction: 'For Once, I'm Speechless'

"From the basements ... to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," says Foo Fighters frontman.

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Following the announcement of Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Dave Grohl couldn't contain the excitement as he posted a brief comment regarding the prestigious honor. "For once ... I'm speechless," said Foo Fighters mainman and Nirvana's former drummer. "From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to… the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. "I'd like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll," Dave noted (via Blabbermouth). "Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today." Bassist Krist Novoselic chipped in, adding, "This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who's kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting." Nirvana are scheduled to be inducted on April 10 ceremony Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York alongside KISS, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein.

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    MonsterOfRock
    Well deserved. Now for Alice in Chains and Soundgarden!!!
    SleepFan
    When is Pearl Jam eligible? How about some Blind Melon? No? ok...
    Jazz1992
    And, off the top of my head, Iron Maiden, Dio, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Gary Moore, Scorpions, Pantera, Megadeth... + of course, Deep Purple and Yes who were nominated this year, but didn't get in.
    third(-)eye
    The fact that Kiss got in before Yes pisses me off greatly.
    s7peterson
    The fact KISS got in before any of those bands pisses me off
    aureliusgtr
    the fact that kiss got in pisses me off
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    King Crimson, too
    wafflesyrup
    The day King Crimson is inducted into the "rock n roll hall of fame" I will eat my shorts! Genesis and Yes both took a turn for the commercial which helped them promote their names despite the loss of quality musicianship. Crimson on the other hand hasn't veered too much from the path.
    ScottStewart1
    before Deep Purple, Motorhead, Judas Priest and Ronnie James Dio? That would make me kind of sad.
    animemetalhead
    I honestly think Alice in Chains should have went in before Nirvana. Not saying that both shouldn't be in, I just think Alice laid the groundwork a little more nicely.
    little_boy
    Don't they usually nominate bands that are already disbanded? It's a genuine question, I'm not sure how it works. If so, it's understandable that those two are still to be nominated. But with Alice and Soundgarden it's just a matter of time, both bands will end up in the Hall of Fame, that's a given.
    iwannabesedated
    You're eligible 25 years after your first release, so the vast majority of bands are defunct by then. Who they nominate depends on who is in the committee every year and they are notoriously erratic with their nominations. I am relatively certain that if there was no fan vote that KISS would not have gotten in.
    javdoc
    Soundgarden's been eligible for 2 turns now - I fear they will become the next Rush [that is until Tool becomes eligble...]
    Holoogamooga
    I wonder how long we have until Courtney shows up on UG voicing her rebuttal to Dave's gracious comments.
    pokagbamo
    "HOW DARE HE ALLOW THEM TO DISGRACE MY HUSBAND WITH THIS AWARD! IT ISN'T WHAT KURT WOULD HAVE WANTED. BY THE WAY, DAVE GROHL IS AN ARSEHOLE!" Or something along those lines.
    JAHellraiser
    Plus the subliminal messages hidden with that say "I want money. I want money. I want money. I want money. I want money."
    Maiden95
    SO happy for Dave and Krist. As much as Kurt didn't like this kind of stuff, I'm sure he would have felt honored in some way too. Can't wait to see you guys on stage (with Pat please?)
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    What about Chad?
    Maiden95
    Absolutely, he played on Bleach, and going by the RNRHOF rules, he should be in. As should Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick, TOmmy Thayer, Eric Singer and Vinnie Vincent with Kiss.
    Thurisaz
    You forgot Mark St. John and to be technical, Bob Kulick as well. But I mention Bob more so to be funny than anything else.
    MrWeatherHead
    You can't not like Dave. And Nirvana deserve this one, well done.
    Exwic
    One step closer to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame being less of a joke.
    AlexGreat123
    Poor Chad Channing. Most likely not going in
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    Not necessarily I mean Cliff, Jason and Rob were all inducted for Metallica. Even Sid Vicious got inducted for the Sex Pistols but wtf did he do for the band apart from stand there and look cool?
    leo4sf
    He was a band member on a recorded album so he should be included. Hopefully he will be invited to the induction, but I have my doubts. Its the reason Mustaine wasn't included in the Metallica honors. He never recorded an album with them.
    AlexGreat123
    Jack Sherman and Dave Navarro didn't get in with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, neither did Gilby Clarke with Guns N Roses (although that's a whole different ball game)It seems the RnR HoF pick and choose depending on scenarios
    ryanbwags
    The bands pretty much decide who's going to be there, not the HoF.
    SirWurscht
    So why wasn't Mustaine inducted with Metallica (who quit the feud before they were inducted)? They said because HoF said that he wasn't on a record (although he was, because his songs were).
    finallife6
    James Hetfield himself said on Metallica's induction the only members going in were ones who recorded an album in the band, its possible its only completely on the band then the HoF.
    TomWhaley
    He might! All of the old and new guys from the Chili Peppers got in... and that's a lot of band members haha