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Dave Grohl says Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame actually left him speechless for once.  But the silence didn't last long, and the drummer went on to say in a statement that it's hard to believe a band that started in basements and dingy clubs is receiving an honor like this. 

Grohl also thanked the Hall of Fame for recognizing Nirvana as "pure rock and roll," the fans for supporting rock music, and his former bandmates, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.  Novoselic, meanwhile, also thanked Nirvana's late frontman, and called the induction a "great honor." 

Nirvana will officially enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony in April.  Their fellow 2014 Classmates include Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt.  The Replacements, N.W.A., and Deep Purple were among those who were nominated for the honor this year but didn't make the final cut. 

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