.

Chris Cornell To Be Honored With Hometown Statue

07-24-2018
.
Chris Cornell

(hennemusic) A life-size bronze statue commemorating late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be unveiled during a public ceremony at the Museum Of Pop Culture in his hometown of Seattle, WA on August 29.

The news was announced by the singer's widow, Vicky, on what would have been the rocker's 54th birthday on July 20. "Even though Chris' music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle's unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father and husband," says Vicky Cornell in a statement. "Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum Of Pop Culture and to Seattle - our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start."

The Seattle Times reports the piece was commissioned from sculptor Nick Marras and will depict the Soundgarden frontman "in one of his iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, layers and long locks," according to the announcement; it will stand outside of MoPOP's gold south entrance facing Fifth Avenue. Read more and see a photo here.

hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission.


Related Stories


Chris Cornell Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination

Soundgarden's Thayil On Idea Of Playing Without Chris Cornell

Soundgarden May Finish Final Chris Cornell Album

Gibson Releasing Limited Edition Chris Cornell Guitar

Soundgarden 'Stalled' From Finishing Chris Cornell's Final Songs

Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell Deaths Inspired Scott Stapp's 'Gone Too Soon'

Guns N' Roses Coincidence To Chris Cornell's Death

Chris Cornell Wins Posthumous Grammy Award

Foo Fighters Full Chris Cornell Tribute Concert Set Goes Online

Metallica's Full Chris Cornell Tribute Show Set Streaming Online

More Chris Cornell News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article



advertisement

advertisement


Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2019 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.