Statue Unveiled for "Kurt Cobain Day"

By Zigz | Monday, February 24, 2014

 

Kurt Cobain statue

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Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington declared last Thursday (February 20th) "Kurt Cobain Day" and celebrated with the unveiling of a truly bizarre statue of the late Nirvana frontman. According to Rolling Stone, the "Crying Cobain" statue, which features a solitary tear running down his cheek and makes him look more like Jesus that punk rocker, was installed in the town's museum and greeted by Nirvana fans with a mixture of confusion and shock.

    • February 20th would have been Cobain's 47th birthday. He shot himself to death on April 5th, 1994.
    • The statue's sculptor, Randi Hubbard, has reportedly been working on the piece since shortly after Cobain's death. The statue has sat in her auto shop for two decades with art students from around the area occasionally lending a hand to get it finished.
  • Town leaders are hoping that the statue and "Kurt Cobain Day" will boost tourism in Aberdeen, even though it is well documented that Cobain disliked living there and was even arrested one time for vandalism.
  • A nearby town, Hoquiam, Washington -- where Cobain also briefly lived -- is having its own "Kurt Cobain Day" on April 10th, the same day that Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.