Nirvana Reunion Singer Reacts To Backlash From Kurt Cobain Fans


Joan Jett discussed how ‘intense’ Kurt Cobain’s fans are in a new NME interview about her participation in the Nirvana reunion as a lead singer. Joan Jett fronted Nirvana at the 2018 Cal Jam Festival and for two performances in New York in 2014 to celebrate the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

You took Kurt’s place when Nirvana were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 and again at Cal Jam.

“I was honoured and humbled to be asked for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (performance). It was so scary but, at the same time, how could you say no as a Nirvana fan? But I got through that okay. And then the other day the Foos were playing a concert and I guess they wanted to do a couple of Nirvana songs. Dave asked if I would come out and do a couple and I said ‘sure’.”

Would you be open to doing more shows with them?

“If they do (more shows) and they want me to be a part of it, I’d be honoured to. I feel blessed being asked when I was asked. It’s very heavy though, because Kurt’s fans are intense and it’s a lot to take on. You just can never be sure if you’re doing right, but you can only do the best you can do and if the band asks me, that’s as close as I can maybe get to Kurt giving me the thumbs up.”