Joan Jett has reacted to the backlash she has received from Kurt Cobain fans due to her participation in the Nirvana reunion. Jett was the lead singer for Nirvana at the 2018 Cal Jam Festival for two performances and in New York in 2014 for the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
She told NME, “I was honoured and humbled to be asked for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (performance). It was so scary but, at the same time, how could you say no as a Nirvana fan? But I got through that okay. And then the other day the Foos were playing a concert and I guess they wanted to do a couple of Nirvana songs. Dave asked if I would come out and do a couple and I said ‘sure’.”
When asked if she would do more shows with Nirvana, she said, “If they do (more shows) and they want me to be a part of it, I’d be honoured to. I feel blessed being asked when I was asked. It’s very heavy though, because Kurt’s fans are intense and it’s a lot to take on. You just can never be sure if you’re doing right, but you can only do the best you can do and if the band asks me, that’s as close as I can maybe get to Kurt giving me the thumbs up.”