The surviving members of Nirvana reunited for a rare performance at the annual Heaven Is Rock and Roll gala.
Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear took to the stage at the Art of Elysium event in Los Angeles on Jan. 4. Other performers at the event included Grohl’s daughter, Violet, as well as Beck, St. Vincent and Marilyn Manson.
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 the website.
“We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues and the homeless,” the synopsis adds.
The event honoured actors Ashley and Topher Grace for their charitable works.
During their performance, the Nirvana members were joined by some special guest vocalists subbing for late frontman Kurt Cobain, with St. Vincent tackling vocal duties on “Lithium” and Beck singing “in Bloom”. Violet Grohl provided lead vocals for “Heart-Shaped Box.”
In addition, the band also performed “Been A Son” and their cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”.