The drummer, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear came together for a good cause at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium, where they revisited Nirvana classics for a five-song set as part of the Art of Elysium's annual Heaven Is Rock and Roll gala.
They recruited fellow event headliner Beck and musician St. Vincent to provide the vocals on "In Bloom" and "Lithium", respectively, in place of the late Kurt Cobain, while Grohl's 13-year-old daughter, Violet, also joined her father's old band onstage for a rendition of "Heart-Shaped Box".
During the show, Novoselic admitted he and his bandmates hadn't planned to perform together for some time following their 2014 reunion for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and a brief appearance in 2018 at California's Cal Jam '18.
"We said we weren't going to do this (reunion) for another four or five years but we couldn't resist the temptation," he confessed.
Other performers at the fundraiser for Art of Elysium, which provides support to "individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement and/or crisis," included Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick and L7.