It's rare to get a chance to jam with one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. It's even rarer to get to do it when you're 17 and you were born two years after that group's singer committed suicide.
Which might explain why Lorde was still pinching herself and freaking out Thursday night after sharing the stage with surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony .
Lorde was one of four rock ladies who had the honor of singing in place of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, joining leather rocker Joan Jett, former Sonic Youth bassist/singer Kim Gordon and St. Vincent during the band's set.
and man, joan, annie and kim give a healthy display of Coolest Women You Will Ever Meet Behaviour— Lorde (@lordemusic) April 11, 2014
Vincent (born Annie Clark), 31, couldn't stop gushing about her chance to rage with the group on "Lithium," calling the set one of her career, and life, highlights.
The show of female rock power thoroughly impressed a woman who knows all about making a holy noise, "Portlandia" star and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist/singer Carrie Brownstein.
One of the other highlights of a night when even the battling members of greasepaint light metal rockers KISS put their legendary animus behind them was the seeming peace made between Cobain's widow, Hole singer Courtney Love and longtime rival, Grohl.
The most magical part of the evening. Thank you Dave, love you. I know this made him smile up there pic.twitter.com/1VPdVKAAbc— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) April 11, 2014