Dave Grohl, surviving Nirvana members to reunite for The Art of Elysium’s annual Heaven Is Rock and Roll gala
Surviving members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear will reunite as Nirvana at The Art of Elysium’s annual Heaven Is Rock and Roll gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 4. The show will include additional performances by Beck, Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, St. Vincent, L7, and even a performance from Grohl’s daughter, Violet, according to Rolling Stone.
With Dave Grohl's heavy involvement with his own band, Foo Fighters, the core members of Nirvana have been pursuing their own musical endeavors. However, the group has reunited on rare occasions.
The last Nirvana re-uniting performance was in 2018 at a Foo Fighters concert, but perhaps the most notable show was in 2014 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Annie Clark of St. Vincent played guitar and filled in for Kurt Cobain giving a stellar vocal performance for Nirvana's famed 'Lithium'.
Pat Smear played as a touring guitarist with Nirvana from 1993 up until Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 and has been fully accepted as an integral part of Foo Fighters since 2010. Krist Novoselic has had both brief and major involvement in bands such as Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift, Flipper and even a bass and accordion contribution to the Foo Fighters' song 'I Should Have Known".
Since 2017, he has been a bass and accordion player for Giants in the Trees. The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to “support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis,” according to their website. “We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues and the homeless.”
The event was curated by We Are Hear, a record label based in Los Angeles, and will honor actors Ashley and Topher Grace for their charitable works.