Dave Grohl & Courtney Love Hug It Out at Hall of Fame Ceremony + 13 great quotes from the Ceremony

Dave Grohl and Courtney Love put their differences aside on Thursday night in NYC, as Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

To say the Foo Fighters frontman and Kurt Cobain's widow have had their fair share of differences through the years would be putting it mildly, but they were united on stage. Seeing the two of them hug it out onstage was a moment Nirvana fans probably didn't think they'd ever see.

Unfortunately, Kurt and Courtney's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was unable to attend. Love said she was "ill" and couldn't make it.

Hard to believe it's been 25 years since the band's first album, "Bleach," was released in 1989. Of course, it would be their followup album, "Nevermind," in 1991 that hit it big -- with singles like "Come As You Are," "In Bloom," "Lithium" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" all introducing the world to the grunge music scene.

Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Lorde all joined the band to perform during their set.

Other inductees on Thursday night included Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Kiss, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Rondstat.

Check out more photos from the event above. The ceremony will air on HBO on May 31.


Joan Jett


Michael Stipe

The Boss

Hall & Oates

Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris


Thursday night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was full of gems, from once-in-a-lifetime performances to musicians like Cat Stevens, KISS and Linda Ronstadt finally receiving honors that were long overdue.

And of course, who can forget the speeches. Here are some of the more memorable quotes from the 2014 induction ceremony, both live onstage and behind the curtain in the press room:

  • "With all the posturing back and forth I still think it's a great honor. I've always been a KISS fan and I was very happy they're being inducted." – Joel Peresman, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

  • "Watch out for music. It should come with a health warning. It can and should make you think the world can be a much better place. And, occasionally, it can make you happy." – Peter Gabriel

  • "We wouldn't be here today without the original fantastic four." - Gene Simmons of KISS

  • "KISS wasn't the critics' band. KISS was the people's band." – Tom Morello

  • "My sponsor used to have a saying when people told him to try using willpower. He would say, "Try using willpower when you have diarrhea." – Ace Frehley of KISS on sobriety

  • "The people pay for tickets. The people buy albums. The people who nominate do not. Let's not forget that these are the people who make it all possible. We just benefit from it." – Paul Stanley of KISS

  • "Hall and Oates has the kind of success that can be taken for granted. For the people on the left, the high art people, it's easy to embrace someone who does something abstract or left of center. But as one of those left of center artists, I think one of the hardest things to do is write a simple, three minute pop song." – Questlove

  • "I never thought I'd be on the same stage as KISS." - Cat Stevens

  • "I told a story with the E Street Band that was bigger and better than the story I could have told on my own." - Bruce Springsteen

  • "Thankfully for you, there's only two of us." – John Oates, following the lengthy E Street Band induction (which lasted more than an hour)

  • "American pop music is the most important thing that America has ever exported to the rest of the world." – John Oates

  • "The band Nirvana were artists in every sense of the word." - Michael Stipe, while inducting Nirvana

  • "You look up to your heroes and you shouldn't be intimidated by them, you should be inspired by them." - Dave Grohl