Nirvana has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside the likes of Kiss and Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
REM’s Michael Stipe inducted the group, saying: “Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard.
“Nirvana were kicking against the mainstream. They spoke truth and a lot of people listened.”
Nirvana’s career was cut short by Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. His widow, Courtney Love, attended the ceremony.
Nirvana received their place in the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility
“You know, I have a big speech, but I’m not going to say it,” Courtney Love said, before hugging Kurt Cobain’s bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.
“That’s it,” she concluded.
“I just wish Kurt was here to do this.”
Dave Grohl, Nirvana’s drummer and now frontman of rock group Foo Fighters, paid tribute to the musicians who formed the early line-ups of Nirvana, in particular drummer Chad Channing, who he singled out for his contributions to the band’s breakthrough album Nevermind.
Bass guitarist Kris Novoselic added: “Nirvana fans walk up to me every day and say thank you for the music.
“When I hear that, I think of Kurt Cobain.”
Nirvana received their place in the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Artists can only be considered for the honor 25 years after their first release.
Courtney Love is planning a film about her late husband Kurt Cobain’s life.
Courtney Love, 48, is working on either a musical or a movie about the lives of her and her late Nirvana singer husband, who committed suicide in 1994.
Sam Lutfi, who claims to be her co-manager, said: “[Courtney Love and I] are currently working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on her life and Kurt Cobain’s. She’s an accomplished actress.”
Sam Lutfi made his claims in a Los Angeles court, where he is suing former client Britney Spears’ parents for libel and breach of contract.
A source close to Courtney Love confirmed the movie plans, telling the New York Daily News newspaper: “She’s been talking about doing a movie or play about her life with Kurt for a long time.
“It’s been her dream to get her side of the story out.”
Courtney Love is planning a film about her late husband Kurt Cobain’s life
However, the source also added: “So far, nothing has materialized,” from Courtney’s ideas and she’s “never made any serious actions to do it”.
Courtney Love’s acting career includes appearing in The People Vs. Larry Flynt in 1996, 200 Cigarettes in 1999 and Straight to Hell Returns in 2010.
Many films have been made about and inspired by Kurt Cobain since his death, including Last Days by Gus van Sant, a lose fictionalization based on what the rocker’s final days may have been like, and documentary Kurt and Courtney by Nick Broomfield, which explored the theory Kurt could actually have been murdered.