Nirvana Brings Out The Emotion In St. Vincent

The indie-rock goddess explains why the band’s classic sophomore album was a “sea change” in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. “It was my everything.”

1. St. Vincent was just 9 years old when Nirvana’s breakthrough album Nevermind was released in 1991.

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2. But, like a lot of young people in America at the time, adolescent Annie Clark was transfixed by Kurt, Dave, and Krist. As an adult rocker herself, she’d channel their untamed and intermittently explosive energy.

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3. In April, Clark joined Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, and Lorde in paying tribute to Nirvana for the band’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


She played “Lithium” with surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

4. Listen to her get emotional as she talks about the performance and why Nevermind was her “everything” in this exclusive behind the scenes clip from HBO’s documentary on the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


It airs Saturday, May 31, at 8 p.m. ET.

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