Thursday, January 2, 2020

Nirvana members to reunite at Los Angeles benefit

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear will reunite in Los Angeles on January 4 for a performance at a benefit supporting the charity group the Art of Elysium.

The Hollywood Palladium will host the Heaven Is Rock & Roll gala, which will also feature Cheap Trick, Marilyn Manson, L7, Beck and St. Vincent, among others.

Founded in 1997, The Art Of Elysium is a nonprofit organization that “supports individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis”, while also serving “medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues and the homeless."

To learn more about the event and/or to donate, visit

The three Nirvana members previously reunited at the Foo Fighters-curated Cal Jam Festival in 2018 and, before that, at the Seattle band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014 and at a private club event afterwards.

Nirvana’s 1991 smash, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, recently made headlines when the music video for the song passed 1 billion views on YouTube.

UPDATE (JAN 5): Watch video of the Nirvana reunion performance with special guests here.

See also:

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit video hits 1 billion YouTube views
Foo Fighters revisit The Colour And The Shape on new EP
Alice Cooper and Foo Fighters to perform at Aerosmith MusiCares tribute
Foo Fighters cover Pink Floyd classic on new EP
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