The surviving members of Nirvana played a surprise concert at a small bar called St. Vitus in Brooklyn late Thursday night (April 10th), following the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to the New York Post, only 250 "close friends and insiders" were invited to the show, at which drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear performed a full set of Nirvana classics.
- The concert, which started at 2:00 a.m., saw Nirvana joined by the same performers who sang with them at the Hall of Fame induction -- Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, -- as well as Deer Tick's John McCauley and Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis.
- Raw video footage of the show has made its way online. It was reportedly filmed professionally as well, although there's no indication of whether it will be released.
- Nirvana was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.. Novoselic and Grohl were joined onstage by Courtney Love, widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, as well as Cobain's mother and sister.
- At the induction, Jett joined the band for a performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," while Clark performed "Lithium", and Gordon performed "Aneurysm." They were followed by Lorde, who came out to sing "All Apologies."
- The complete set list for the surprise show in Brooklyn:
1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (with Joan Jett)
2. "Breed" (with Joan Jett)
3. "In Bloom" (with Joan Jett)
4. "Territorial Pissings" (with Joan Jett)
5. "All Apologies" (with Joan Jett)
6. "Drain You" (with J Mascis)
7. "Pennyroyal Tea" (with J. Mascis)
8. "School" (with J. Mascis)
9. "Lithium" (with St. Vincent)
10. "About A Girl" (with St. Vincent)
11. "Heart-Shaped Box" (with St. Vincent)
12. "Serve The Servants" (with John McCauley)
13. "Milk It" (with John McCauley)
14. "Very Ape" (with John McCauley)
15. "Scentless Apprentice" (with John McCauley)
16. "Tourette's" (with John McCauley)
17. "Aneurysm" (with Kim Gordon)
18. "Negative Creep" (with Kim Gordon)
19. "Moist Vagina" (with Kim Gordon)
DID YOU KNOW? At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Dave Grohl told the audience: "I was the quiet one in Nirvana. I was the drummer. Most of you don't know, I was the fifth drummer in Nirvana." He went on to thank the four drummers before him.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch fan-filmed footage of the surprise Nirvana show:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
John Elsberry wrote: "School is one of my favorite Nirvana songs. J Mascis did a great job with it!"
Greg T Carpenter wrote: "Joan Jett sounds incredible. I bet they could make some amazing new music together."
RSaffron Teabag Nairobi wrote: "It would be cool to see Dave, Krist, Pat and drummer Chad Channing do a tour under just their names as a way to celebrate the music of Nirvana."
James Ravin wrote: "Sounds like s*** sorry!! I would have loved to see the singer from Seether sing a few he sounds alot like Kurt..."
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