Is Joan Jett taking Kurt Cobain’s place? She might just be. In a year that’s been filled with Nirvana news, here’s a new bit about the legendary 90s rock band that came to an end with the death of its frontman Kurt Cobain twenty years ago.
Joan Jett, who fronted her own band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts is rumored to step up to the mic for the late Kurt Cobain at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. The Seattle-based grunge band will be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame on Thursday, and it’s speculated that Jett is going to lend her hand with drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
It started when Nirvana’s drummer, Grohl, took to his Instagram to start a whole wave of excitement about the rumored performance with the remaining members of Nirvana and Joan Jett. At the time Grohl shared an Instagram photo of a few instruments that are set up in a studio. While Grohl didn’t come forward to say much about the photo, it pretty much speaks for itself.
As Billboard notes, the photo features Krist Novoselic’s bass, Pat Smear’s strat, Grohl’s drums, and it appears the last piece featured belongs to none other than Joan Jett. Earlier there were rumors that R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe would be performing at the ceremony. Although Stipe was a good friend of the late Kurt Cobain, he’s only listed to be in attendance as the rock group is inducted into the Hall of Fame and won’t be performing.
If Joan Jett is game to perform with Dave Grohl, this wouldn’t be the first time she has shared the stage with the ex Nirvana member. Joan took the stage with Grohl on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2011 with Grohl’s band The Foo Fighters. The two also have collaborated in the studio as well. Specifically Dave Grohl lent a hand on Joan Jett’s “Any Weather,” which made it on Jett’s 2013 album titled Unvarnished.
Joan Jett is best known for her 1981 top hit “I Love Rock N Roll” which was a cover of the original version by Jake Hooker and Alan Merrill of Arrows, but Joan’s became the legendary song everyone knows and loves. In addition to Jett’s version, pop singer Britney Spears released her own version that coincided with her 2002 film Crossroads.
As far as a cultural figure, Joan Jett’s story was featured on the big screen back in 2010. Actress Kristen Stewart played the legend in the film The Runaways.
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