While there’s no guarantee that there will be any kind of Nirvana performance during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event next Thursday, there is some speculation that they might, given this tweet from Krist Novoselic.
It’s pretty safe to say that Kurt won’t be there, so a proxy may be required. But who?
What about Paul McCartney? He’s already played the role of Kurt in a couple of “Sirvana” performances. Then again, his presence would overshadow what’s supposed to be Nirvana’s moment. Scratch him.
Courtney? Doubtful, given her fractious relationship with Dave and Krist. Although she does plans to be there.
Michael Stipe? Possibly, given that he’ll be the guy inducting the band. He was also Kurt’s friend and comes Courtney-approved.
So let’s throw it open. Assuming that you believe that Nirvana should perform (and I’m of the opinion that they shouldn’t, but never mind), who should fill Kurt’s spot for this one-time-only thing?
And if you’re feeling melancholy about the upcoming 20th anniversary of Kurt’s suicide next week (probably April 5, but we’re still not 100% sure), here’s a Spin article from 2004.