Sunday, January 5, 2020

VIDEO: Nirvana members reunite at Los Angeles benefit

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear reunited in Los Angeles for a performance at a January 4 benefit supporting the charity group the Art of Elysium, and video from the event has surfaced online.

Rolling Stone reports the trio were joined by Beck on guitar to deliver a five-song set of Nirvana’s hits at the Hollywood Palladium, opening with St. Vincent up front for “Lithium”, while Beck took over on “In Bloom” and “Been A Son” before Grohl’s 13-year-old daughter, Violet, handled vocals on “Heart-Shaped Box”, with Beck back at center stage for the closing tune, a cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.”

Other performers at Saturday’s Heaven Is Rock & Roll gala fundraiser included Cheap Trick, L7 and Marilyn Manson, who was accompanied by Shooter Jennings and Linda Perry for “The Dope Show” and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”

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

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

See also:

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