Surviving NIRVANA Members Reunite At THE ART OF ELYSIUM's 'Heaven' Gala (Video)

Surviving NIRVANA Members Reunite At THE ART OF ELYSIUM's 'Heaven' Gala (Video)

The surviving members of NIRVANA reunited last night (Saturday, January 4) at The Art of Elysium charity's annual "Heaven" gala at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Dave Grohl performed with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the fundraiser that connects artists with children and communities in need.

Grohl, Novoselic and Smear played a five-song set of NIRVANA's hits, with Beck, St. Vincent and Dave's 13-year-old daughter Violet handling lead vocals. "Lithium" featured St. Vincent at the front, with Beck singing "In Bloom" and "Been A Son". Violet joined the group to perform "Heart-Shaped Box" before the set closed out with a performance of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World".

The Art Of Elysium, which was founded in 1997 by Jennifer Howell, is a nonprofit organization that supports "individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis," according to the charity's web site. "We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues and the homeless."

Grohl, Novoselic and Smear previously reunited at the end of FOO FIGHTERS' set at Cal Jam festival in October 2018 to perform six songs. They were joined during the NIRVANA mini-set by John McAuley of the band DEER TICK and Joan Jett. They played three songs with John on lead vocals — "Serve The Servants", "Scentless Apprentice" and "In Bloom" — before Joan took over for "Breed", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "All Apologies", with the latter featuring Brody Dalle on bass and Krist moving on to the accordion.

Prior to Cal Jam, Jett last fronted NIRVANA at the latter's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2014, while McAulay, along with Jett, took part in the induction aftershow party performance.

The 2014 set consisted of 19 songs, with Lorde, Kim Gordon and St. Vincent also participating.

In 2017, Grohl looked back on NIRVANA's Rock Hall reunion, saying: "I got together with my old bandmates, Krist and Pat, and guests including Joan Jett and Lorde, and we played those songs again. It sounded just like it did, but, of course, with one thing missing. We hadn't played a NIRVANA set since Kurt [Cobain] died. Could we do that again? I don't know."







COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).