Seattle to Put Up Statue Honoring Grunge Pioneer

Jul 20, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A statue honoring one of the pioneers of grunge will be built in the city where he was born. The AP reports that the commemoration of Chris Cornell, the Grammy-winning lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, will go up in Seattle.

“Cornell’s wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday.”

Cornell was found dead in a hotel room in Detroit after a Soundgarden concert May 18, 2017. A medical examiner concluded that Cornell, 52, had killed himself.

“Vicky Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life-size bronze statue of her late husband in his signature boots, dog tag and long locks,” the AP reports. “She says it is her family’s gift to ‘the tight-knit community that gave him his start.’”

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