Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Inductee Gene Simmons of KISS speaks onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 1:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center.

They were joined Thursday by duo Hall & Oates, British rocker Peter Gabriel, 1970s folkie Cat Stevens and the absent Linda Ronstadt.

Nirvana was the emotional centerpiece. The trio rooted in the Seattle-area punk rock scene was voted into the hall in its first year of eligibility.

Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had wanted the replacements for ex-bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to perform at the ceremony instead of the original four. The result: Kiss's music went unheard.

Springsteen's 1999 entrance into the hall without the E Street Band was a sore point for some members, who finally got their due.

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