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It's important to remember that Nirvana weren't an overnight success.

The band went through many variations, attempted different things before that classic Geffen-signed three piece changed the face of guitar music forever.

Set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, it was widely through that Nirvana's iconic line up - Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl - would be joined by original drummer Chad Channing.

Sadly, Channing won't be included. Radio.com (via Pitchfork) confirmed the news, indicating that the drummer found out via a text message to his manager. The message read simply: "Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted… It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt."

Radio.com interviewed Chad Channing before the news broke, and his comments take on a renewed poignancy. "I’ll be there at the table ready to walk up. When I told my daughter about the induction, she was super excited for me! So much of my excitement about it is for her!"

Artists can only be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame some 25 years after their first recordings. Intriguingly, Dave Grohl doesn't play on Nirvana's 1989 debut album 'Bleach' - that role belongs to Chad Channing.

Check out the Clash guide to Nirvana's Essential 15 tracks HERE.

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