The surviving members of Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, have responded to their band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Grohl released the following statement:

"For once... I'm speechless.  From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to... the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'd like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today."

Novoselic said, "This is a great honor," he said.  "Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who's kept Rock music going strong for 60 years and counting."

Novoselic started Nirvana with Kurt Cobain in 1987.  Grohl joined the band in 1990.  Cobain committed suicide in 1994.  Since then, Grohl and Novoselic have occasionally performed together.  But, the pair has never performed Cobain's songs on stage.