Rockstar Joan Jett spoke in an interview with 93.3 WMMR radio and explained how she felt when she replaced Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Here’s the statement:
“Getting a call was one of those things where you had both emotions — it was, like, ‘Oh my God! I’m scared shitless. The reason I’m scared shitless is ’cause I know I have to say yes. I have to do this.’ I mean, how, as a rock and roll fan, could you say no? As a Nirvana fan? So, that was not a possibility — saying no.”
“Being asked was such an honor. I didn’t wanna read into it too much and think about it too much, so I just practiced and got it together. And luckily, we had some chances to go through the song before we had to actually play it that night.
But, strangely, I was very calm, which is not normal. I should have a certain level of anxiety, and I’m glad I wasn’t petrified, ’cause that makes it tough too. But I was strangely calm, which then gave me a sense it was all right, just karmically, that I was doing this. And I was calm.”
Click here to entire interview via Blabbermouth.
Back in October 2018, she talked about Cobain and said:
“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’.”
Watch her performance with surviving members of Nirvana below.