Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony (Photos)
4:07 AM PDT 4/11/2014 by THR Staff
Class of 2014 inductees Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Kiss, the E Street Band and Hall and Oates were honored at a star-studded ceremony in Brooklyn's Barclays Center on April 10.
Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain’s wife, embraced Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl, adding, “I just wish Kurt was here to feel this.”
“What most of you don’t know was that I was the fifth drummer of Nirvana,” said Dave Grohl in his acceptance speech. “I got to be the luckiest person in the world!”
Dave Grohl and the surviving Nirvana members played a raucous 25-minute set.
Dave Grohl and Joan Jett
Joan Jett played the Kurt Cobain part for a raging rendition of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Hall & Oates
Hall & Oates became the first Philadelphia-born band to join the Hall of Fame.
Joan Jett playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Krist Novoselic, joined by relatives of Kurt Cobain and widow Courtney Love, came to the podium to accept the honor.
“I’m Michael Stipe; I’m here to induct Nirvana,” said the R.E.M. frontman.
Ahmir “Questlove” Jenkins
Ahmir “Questlove” Jenkins from the Roots represented Philadephia soul with his induction of Hall and Oates.
Art Garfunkle inducted singer-songwriter Cat Stevens with a speech that was affectionate and lyrical.
Cat Stevens took the stage with an acoustic guitar, joined by Waddy Wachtel, for a moving performance of “Father and Son.”
Chris Martin of Coldplay, not wearing a wedding ring, introduced Peter Gabriel with a biblical Genesis joke that didn’t go over well.
Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Linda Ronstadt.
All four members of Kiss — Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss — gave speeches that were genuine and sincere.
Peter Asher inducted Beatles manager Brian Epstein and impresario Andrew Loog Oldham.
“Music should come with a health warning: It can be so dangerous; it can make you feel so connected, and can make you think the world could and should be a much better place,” said Peter Gabriel. “And it can occasionally make you very, very happy.”