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On Saturday night, Nirvana’s surviving members reunited at Los Angeles’s Hollywood Palladium for the 13th annual, a charity event held by the (a non-profit organization that pairs volunteer artists with individuals in need).
Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic, and guitarist Pat Smear were joined onstage by St. Vincent, who lent her vocals to opening number “Lithium,” and by Beck, who crooned “In Bloom,” “Been a Son,” and Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged version of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World.” (Beck also amusingly recalled that the “most insane mosh pit” he'd ever experienced in his life — one that actually left his hands bleeding — was at Nirvana’s Palladium show in 1990.)
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However, the most memorable moment of Nirvana’s five-song set was when Grohl’s 13-year-old daughter, Violet, emerged onstage to sing “Heart-Shaped Box” with the band. The younger Grohl seemed undaunted by the mighty task, looking surprisingly Cobain-like with her bleached bob and baggy clothes as she intoned the dark and brooding In Utero classic, while her father and his all-star cohorts bashed and crashed behind her.
The best rock ‘n’ roll moment of 2020 so far?proudly introducing his 13-year-old daughter Violet, who stepped into the shoes of and fronted at the ’s “Heaven” gala. No pressure! Is there anything cooler than Dave’s show of support?
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Dave, who has performed Foo Fighters, Adele, and Billie Eilish songs with Violet at past concerts, seemed more than happy to cede the spotlight to his daughter. Event co-chair Kerry Brown revealed onstage that when he’d asked the elder Grohl if he was excited for Saturday’s show, the current Foos frontman exclaimed, “Are you f***ing kidding me? I get to play the drums tonight!”
This wasn’t the first time that Nirvana had reunited. In 2014, St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, joined them when they were; it was in 2016 that they first performed "The Man Who Sold the World" with Beck, at Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party. The last time that Grohl, Novoselic, and Smear played together was at the Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam festival in 2018. However, on Saturday, Novoselic revealed that Nirvana don’t plan reunite again for “another four or five years,” noting that they just “couldn’t resist the temptation” to play one more time for a worthy cause.
The Day in Sports: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019
The Day in Sports: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019
The Art of Elysium’s Heaven 2020 event — curated by We Are Hear business partners Linda Perry and Kerry Brown (who received the night’s 2020 Visionary Award) — also featured short sets by a ferocious L7, Marilyn Manson (who stunningly performed raw and stripped renditions of “The Dope Show” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” with accompaniment from Perry), and powerpop legends Cheap Trick. Perry excitedly introduced the latter band by confessing that she used to get stoned and repeatedly listen to their iconic 1979 concert album Live at Budokan when she was a teenager.
Cheap Trick dedicated their That ‘70s Show theme, their famous cover of Big Star’s “In the Street,” to That ‘70s Show actor Topher Grace — who, along with his wife Ashley, had won the Spirit of Elysium Award earlier in the evening. Topher revealed in his acceptance speech that he had met Ashley, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child, at an Art of Elysium gala seven years ago.
Celebrities in attendance at the Palladium Saturday included Bella Hadid, Billy Idol, Jack Black, Moby, Rufus Wainwright, Gilby Clarke, Shooter Jennings, Evan Ross, Maxwell, Emile Hirsch, Ian Ziering, Kat Graham, Michell Trachtenberg, James Marsden, Jesse Metcalfe, Abigail Spencer, Ali Larter, Alicia Witt, Summer and Rain Phoenix, the X Ambassadors, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Audrina Patridge, and renowned rock photographers Henry Diltz and Mick Rock.
"The generosity of all these artists has left us speechless" Perry and Brown said in a statement. "We wanted to create a truly unique experience with the Art of Elysium; the way they help people in need triumph through art is rare and beautiful."
Milan fashion week trends
How are we going to dress next winter? The Milanese fashion shows, which ended on Monday, defined very "couture" trends: the style effects gave way to a return to cutting, craftsmanship, timeless elegance.
- The costume -
No wonder it was in Milan, Italy, that the return to costume exploded. Italy is renowned for its tradition of tailor-made tailoring for men and has demonstrated this by contaminating the female or mixed podiums of this Milanese week.
The jackets and pants or jackets and skirts sets were therefore on the program for Fendi's fashion shows, evoking the style of master Karl Lagerfeld with double breasted blazers embellished with bows or pointed collar shirts. The suit is oversized or structured at Gucci, for men and women alike in puffy pants or in an evening tuxedo version at Armani or Dolce e Gabbana.
- The Monochrome -
The houses that paraded in Milan showed a taste for the total look of a single color. Cream or ivory, black, red, green, blue. The palette is vast as long as we respect the idea of a tone on tone, even for silhouettes that build up. Gucci, the king of mismatched-blends, was the first at the start of the week to unveil the trend with entirely green, purple, ivory looks ... Ditto at Agnona, N.21, Ferragamo, each in their favorite palette of colors.
- Le Grunge -
For Millennials, the 90s are vintage. Since fashion is used to looking back and forth cyclically, it was therefore logical that, 25 years after the death of Kurt Cobain, the grunge and energy of the 90s would once again appear on the catwalks.
At Versace, the manifesto was clear with Nirvana's music in soundtrack for pinned dresses, brassieres entwined with leather straps. At Marni also the influence was claimed by the creator Simon Holloway but in a luxury, calm and voluptuous version: Scottish skirts, doc Martens, large hats and large vests in artisanal materials and shades of beige, gray, moles which came to soften the + Smells like Teen Spirit + effect of Nirvana.
- The boots -
They were omnipresent: hyper feminine, with stilettos and above the knee at Cavalli; arty with original heel shapes at Ferragamo; men's commando boots style at Prada or Bottega Veneta; of Texan influence at Versace or Fendi. But also on the podiums of Ermanno Scervino, Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara.
- The jumpsuits -
The jumpsuit inspired by the world of work was on the catwalks for comfortable but elegant looks: they were found in a zipped version at Ferragamo and Philosophy or in light and fluid mesh at Missoni.
- The negligee -
Nighties, night dresses, negligee. Ignoring the cold despite the season, Philosophy made it a key element of its parade in a pink, red or black silk version, embellished with lace. At Dolce e Gabbana, these outfits evoked Hollywood divas. We also spotted them at Versace and Marni in more rock versions.
- The Matrix leather coat -
Italy is the country of leather and its fashion houses demonstrate their expertise in this area on the Milanese catwalks. This year the object of desire is the leather coat, single breasted or crossed, rigorously belted, Matrix style. We found it at Fendi in yellow patent leather, at Bottega Veneta in braided or quilted leather, at Cavalli in blue python, but also at N. 21, Ferragamo or Tod's.
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