Nirvana, the influential Seattle grunge
band founded by the late Kurt Cobain, and the flamboyant 1970s
rockers from KISS were among six new inductees to the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame, the organization said on Tuesday.
British singers and songwriters Peter Gabriel and Cat
Stevens, folk-pop singer Linda Ronstadt and rock and soul duo
Hall and Oates completed the list of performer inductees to the
prestigious Hall of Fame, chosen from 16 nominees.
The induction ceremony will take place in New York City on
April 10, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a
Nirvana, formed by singer and guitarist Cobain and bassist
Krist Novoselic in the late 1980s, brought grunge music to the
mainstream and was considered the flagship band of Generation X
with songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are."
Cobain committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27 and the
band broke up after just three full-length studio albums in a
seven-year career, during which Nirvana sold 75 million records
worldwide, making it one of the best-selling acts in music