According to the April 4, report by Rolling Stone, "Artists are eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first single or album, meaning they are on the verge of honoring artists that began their careers in the 1990s. "You have Green Day and Pearl Jam coming up," said Joel Peresman, Hall of Fame CEO.
Nirvana band members, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl front man of the Foo Fighters, and Krist Novoselic made an indelible mark in the annals of music history.
As the catalyst of a music genre, the band forever changed the course of rock music.
Nirvana, as did Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Guns & Roses, and a host of new artists who continue to change the landscape of rock music.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Nirvana biography statement, "It only takes one song to start a rock revolution. That trigger, in late 1991, was “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” an exhilarating blast of punk-rock confrontation by Nirvana, a scruffy trio from Seattle.
“Teen Spirit,” its mosh pit-party video and Nirvana’s kinetic live shows propelled their second album, Nevermind, to Number One and turned singer-guitarist-songwriter Kurt Cobain into the voice and conscience of an alternative-rock nation sick of hair metal .
Nevermind. A multi-platinum seller, it included the hits “Come As You Are” and “Lithium” and opened the mainstream gates for Green Day, Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins. In 1993, Nirvana released the caustic masterpiece, In Utero, and gave a historic performance on MTV’s Unplugged, in April 1994."
The induction ceremony takes place on April 10, 2014, at New York's Barclays Center. Other notable inductees include, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and KISS.