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Watch Lorde Perform a Nirvana Cover

At tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana, and the surviving members of the band were joined by four female vocalists: Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, and Lorde. Jett sang “Smells like Teen Spirit,” Gordon performed “Aneurysm,” Clark took on “Lithium,” and the Queen Bee herself covered “All Apologies." While the 17-year-old songstress might seem like an odd choice to pay homage to a grunge band that broke up two years before she was born, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic did do an accordion cover of "Royals" earlier this year, so she's really just repaying the favor. Plus, who doesn't love Lorde? Check out some of the highlights below.