Wednesday night (April 9) saw a few rock legends stopping by “The Tonight Show” in advance of their appearances at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Stevie Nicks sang “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” with host Jimmy Fallon filling in for her original duet partner Tom Petty. Her performance was introduced by former Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, who later joined Fallon on his couch for a Nirvana-centric interview.
“It’s exciting,” bassist Novoselic said of the Rock Hall induction. “It’s also bittersweet, too, because our friend Kurt’s been gone for 20 years. So it’s a good way to remember him. He should be here,” he added, pointing at the couches on which they sat.
Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight at the Barclays Center in New York; Grohl and Novoselic are rumored to be performing with Joan Jett at the ceremony. Nicks, meanwhile, will be on hand as part of a tribute to inductee Linda Ronstadt. Radio.com will be covering the ceremony; look for full coverage tomorrow. A TV broadcast will be available on HBO on May 31.
— Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com