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Nirvana inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1 of 1 Nirvana's Krist Novoselic (l) and Dave Grohl (c) were joined by Kurt Cobain's sister, Kimberly Cobain, and mother, Wendy O'Connor onstage
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic (l) and Dave Grohl (c) were joined by Kurt Cobain's sister, Kimberly Cobain, and mother, Wendy O'Connor onstage

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the US on Thursday night.

At the ceremony at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, The E Street Band received the Award for Musical Excellence.

The late Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham were honoured with the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

The ceremony saw Nirvana inducted by REM's Michael Stipe, with surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined onstage by Kurt Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, sister, Kimberly Cobain, and widow, Courtney Love, for the acceptance speeches.

After the speeches, Grohl and Novoselic and Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear were joined by Joan Jett for a performance of Smells Like Teen Spirit, St Vincent for Lithium, Lorde for All Apologies and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon for Aneurysm.

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