The musical line up for this past Saturday's Art of Elysium’s Heaven Is Rock and Roll (January 4) gala in Los Angeles was billed as Marilyn Manson, L7,Cheap Trick, and something labeled Dave Grohl and friends.
As we reported - the friends Dave was bring along we surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear and they planned on performing some classic Nirvana tunes with help from Beck, St. Vincent, and Violet Grohl (Dave’s daughter)
Family ties: Dave Grohl’s 13-year-old daughter Violet joins surviving members of #Nirvana to sing “Heart-Shaped Box” at @TheArtofElysium gala in Los Angeles (also in the backing band: Nirvana fans Beck and St Vincent... NBD) pic.twitter.com/TICogKODG7
And that they did. The crew gave a five-song set (with Dave on drums, Krist on bass and Pat on guitar) that included “Lithium” (with St. Vincent), Beck lending a hand for “In Bloom”, a collaborative reaching back into the archives for the Bleach track “Been a Son,” and Violet Grohl sitting in for “Heart-Shaped Box.” The group finished the set with a cover (of a cover) - David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World,” with Beck on vocals, and St. Vincent on the guitar.
Check out the full set below:
@beck introduced this cover by recalling "the most insane mosh pit" of his life. How insane was it? He crowd surfed for nearly the entire show and when Beck finally got back on his feet, his hands were bleeding. Where was it? The Hollywood Palladium. What band was it? #Nirvana. pic.twitter.com/yno679yw8l