The city of Hoquiam, Wash., put itself on the music map declaring April 10th, 2014 Nirvana Day - a day celebrating the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Brian Epstein, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Kiss, Cat Stevens, E Street Band, Andrew Loog Oldham and Linda Ronstadt.
Though none of the band members are officially from Hoquiam (frontman Kurt Cobain was born and raised in the neighboring town of Aberdeen while bass player Krist Novoselic moved there as a kid with his family in 1979) Mayor Jack Durney told KXRO radio, “They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community. And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”
Following the inductee announcement Noveselic said, "This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who's kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting."
Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl added in a statement: "I'd like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock & roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock & roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today," Rolling Stone reported.