...alongside Hall and Oates

Nirvana are set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year.

A high profile (if much disputed) organisation, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inducts a select batch of artists each year. To be eligible, the musicians in question must have made an impact on the form - oh, and they must be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut release.

Well, it's 25 years since 'Love Buzz' first erupted out of Seattle, and to celebrate this Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year.

The band will be joined by Hall and Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and Peter Gabriel. The long list included The Replacements, Yes, Ice Cube, N.W.A. and more.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Hall and Oates' Daryl Oates was more than a little surprised at having beaten off such illustrious competition: "It was a bit of a surprise to me... All things change. Times move on and things get validated. The whole new generation of people are looking at me and John in a different way."

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction takes place on April 10th.

Earlier this year, Clash spoke to Pat Smear about his time in Nirvana - that's the four piece line up of the band up top.

The new issue of Clash magazine is out right now. It's always on the money with breakthrough acts worth listening to. So, go and see.


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