In the years since Kurt Cobain's death, it's been rare that the members of Nirvana have shared the stage together. But for the first time since the 2018 Cal Jam, it looks like Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear will share the stage at The Art of Elysium's "Heaven Is Rock and Roll" gala.
The event takes place this Saturday (Jan. 4) in Los Angeles at the Palladium, with Grohl, Novoselic and Smear topping the billing for the event. In addition, Beck, St. Vincent, Marilyn Manson, L7, Cheap Trick and Dave Grohl's daughter Violet are also expected to take part.
Back in 2018, Grohl stated, “After we played the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I considered the idea that, if there was an opportunity, we could do it again. But it’s delicate territory, and you can’t treat it like just another show. It’s very complicated, and very special. In those moments, when it just happens naturally, I think is the best way.”
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.”