Surviving members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear reunited for the first time in over a year to perform a small set of Nirvana songs as part of a charity show.
The show took place over the weekend at The Palladium in Los Angeles as part of the “Heaven is Rock and Roll” benefit for The Art of Elysium, an arts organization that provides various programs to all ages in the Los Angeles community that are “in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis.”
The five-song set featured guest vocalists St. Vincent, Beck and Grohl’s 13-year-old daughter, Violet. Full setlist and video of the performance can be seen below.
The last time Grohl, Novoselic and Smear performed Nirvana songs publically was at Cal Jam ’18 on October 6, 2018. During that performance, Novoselic joined the Foo Fighters on stage during the encore of their headlining set where they performed six Nirvana covers: “Serve the Servants,” “Scentless Apprentice,” “In Bloom,” “Breed,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “All Apologies.” John J. McCauley provided vocals on the first three songs, while Joan Jett sang the vocals on the final three songs.
“Lithium” (lead vocals from St. Vincent)
“In Bloom” (lead vocals from Beck)
“Been A Son” (lead vocals from Beck)
“Heart-Shaped Box” (lead vocals from Violet Grohl)
“The Man Who Sold The World” (lead vocals from Beck)