Back in October 2018, the Foo Fighters hosted their own curated music festival, Cal Jam 18, in San Bernardino, California. The night was capped off with a remarkable and eye-popping Nirvana reunion as an encore, Dave Grohl being joined by old pals Pat Smear (Foo Fighters guitarist) and bassist Krist Novoselic — as well as Joan Jett — for an emotional run-through of some classic Nirvana tracks.
It looked/sounded like this:
Oh, just @joanjett playing Smells Like Teen Spirit with Dave Grohl, @KristNovoselic and Pat Smear to close out @caljamfest after a great @foofighters set. No big deal. #Nirvana #RIPKurtCobain #CalJam18 pic.twitter.com/KtNRYIw8M6
— Rock Cellar Magazine (@RockCellarMag) October 7, 2018
This Saturday, January 4, Grohl, Novoselic and Smear will join forces once again as part of a star-studded benefit concert put on by The Art of Elysium. It’s set for the Hollywood Palladium and features a great array of artists, including those previously mentioned, Beck, Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, L7, Violet Grohl (Dave’s daughter) and more:
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This is a first and probably a LAST!! We are offering a very limited number of general admission tickets to HEAVEN! Curated this year by @wah_music honoring @tophergrace and @ashley_hinshaw. Tickets available via the link in our bio. HEAVEN is ROCK AND ROLL!!! Check out this line up!!! This Saturday, January 4, 2020!
Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet, joined her dad and his band on stage at the Leeds Festival this past summer, where she helped out with “My Hero”:
Via the foundation’s official site:
The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to support artists working for the benefit of others.
For over twenty-one years, we’ve paired volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis. We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless.
Our team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative, tailor-made programs for the populations we serve. We currently offer 110 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year. Volunteer artist are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities. We currently serve 2,510 artists a year in Los Angeles.
Tickets for this event are not cheap, as it’s a benefit fundraiser with a “black tie” dress code, but if you’re interested in what’s sure to be an exciting night of musical entertainment, click here for more details.