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Courtney Love shares thoughts on Lorde, St. Vincent and Kim Gordon performing with Nirvana

01 May 2014, 23:04 | Written by Robby Ritacco

On 10 April, in celebration of Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the remaining members reunited for a performance that featured a stable of female singers, namely Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde. Now, Courtney Love has shared her thoughts on the performance in an interview with Pitchfork, noting that she believes Kurt Cobain would have approved.

When asked if the lineup made sense to her, she responds “Not at first. Initially, I thought it was sexist, and a little bit ghettoizing. But then I was like, “No, Kurt would have loved this.” And there’s reality to it. Apparently, no high profile dudes wanted to do it. It’s interesting, isn’t it? I mean, I don’t know where Lorde is going. I like the St. Vincent girl a lot—I looked at some of her YouTubes and I like her look, her attitude, her whole thing. She was pretty cool, especially for being as nervous as she probably was. But I am telling you—the Kim Gordon moment was so punk. Kim gave the punkest performance, the one that Kurt would’ve approved of the most. It was the punkest thing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has ever seen. I was really proud of that.”

You can read the full Pitchfork interview here.

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