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Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless Says She Would Have Turned Down Nirvana Hall of Fame Gig

Image courtesy of Courtesy Taylor Momsen via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy Taylor Momsen via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)

When the surviving members of  Nirvana  played at the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, they asked a series of female singers -- including  Joan Jett ,  Annie Clark ,  Kim Gordon  and  Lorde  -- to stand in for the late  Kurt Cobain . In a recent  Rolling Stone  piece,  Dave Grohl  said that he and  Krist Novoselic  chose women because "it was about the future."

These days, it's hard to imagine the future of women in rock without  Taylor Momsen 's name popping up. The frontwoman of  The Pretty Reckless  has a giant voice, an even bigger reputation and a Cobain-like snarling disregard for society's norms.

It turns out that Momsen is a big fan of Nirvana -- and knows Grohl and Nirvana touring guitarist  Pat Smear  -- but she tells ABC News Radio that she wouldn't have taken the gig, if they had offered it to her. "See, I wouldn't have done it, because I'm not Kurt Cobain," she says. "It's not the same without him. I know all those guys, but I don't know if I'd do [a Nirvana song] justice."

Momsen probably will soon get the chance to talk about the Hall of Fame performance with one of the participants -- both she and Joan Jett are scheduled to perform at the  Revolver  Golden Gods Awards this week. 

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