Nirvana & Friends Perform Surprise Show After Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Honors


Last night, the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame ceremony went down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But it was what happened after that made people’s night.

Nirvana was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and after the ceremony, the surviving members of the band had a surprise performance at Saint Vitus Bar in BK. St. Vincent, Joan Jett, Lorde, Kim Gordon, and John McCauley of Deer Tick performed a total of 19 songs and the show ended at 4 in the morning. Hours earlier, Krist Novoselic told the guests at the ceremony, “Nirvana fans come up to me every day and say, ‘thank you for the music,’ and when I hear that, that reminds me of Kurt Cobain, so I want to say, ‘thank you Kurt Cobain,’ and I wish he was here tonight.”

Check out the full setlist (via and watch St. Vincent perform “Heart-Shaped Box” below. — Max Weinstein

1. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (with Joan Jett)
2. “In Bloom” (with Joan Jett)
3. “Breed” (with Joan Jett)
4. “Territorial Pissings” (with Joan Jett)
5. “Aneurysm” (with Kim Gordon)
6. “Negative Creep” (with Kim Gordon)
7. “Moist Vagina” (with Kim Gordon)
8. “Lithium” (with St. Vincent)
9. “All Apologies” (with Joan Jett) (Krist Novoselic played accordion)
10. “About a Girl” (with St. Vincent)
11. “Heart-Shaped Box” (with St. Vincent)
12. “Drain You” (with J Mascis)
13. “Pennyroyal Tea” (with J Mascis)
14. “School” (with J Mascis)
15. “Serve the Servants” (with John McCauley)
16. “Milk It” (with John McCauley)
17. “Very Ape” (with John McCauley)
18. “Scentless Apprentice” (with John McCauley)
19. “Tourette’s” (with John McCauley)