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January 27, 2019
"But with their music, their attitude, their voice, by acknowledging the political machinations of petty but broad-reaching, political arguments, movements, and positions that had held us culturally back, Nirvana blasted through all that with crystalline, nuclear rage and fury. Nirvana were kicking against the system, bringing complete disdain for the music industry and their definition of corporate, mainstream America, to show a sweet and beautiful but fed-up fury, coupled with howling vulnerability." -- part of Michael Stipe's (R.E.M. frontman) speech inducting Nirvana to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 (their first year of eligibility)