A sculpted guitar made of concrete has been unveiled in Aberdeen, Washington, as a memorial to Kurt Cobain. Held on Apr. 5th, the dedication of the sculpture was timed to coincide with the 17th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman’s tragic death in Seattle in 1994.
According to the Associated Press, a “diverse group of fans and Aberdeen residents,” many born after Cobain’s death, were present at the ceremony. The sculpture was placed in a park near the Young Street bridge where Cobain often spent time as a child. The bridge is mentioned in the Nirvana song, “Something in the Way.”
In addition to the guitar sculpture, a steel ribbon marks the spot with a lyric from Nirvana’s “On a Plain.” The lyric reads: “One more special message to go and then I’m done and I can go home.”
Here’s a news report from KING-TV in Seattle:
30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto filmed a tribute to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in which Leto dresses like Cobain and sings acoustic versions of “Pennyroyal Tea” and “Rape Me.” The singer uploaded the video on April 5, the 17th anniversary of Cobain’s death, and wrote in a blog post, “Not sure I’d be doing this if it weren’t for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible.” Leto has made himself the front runner if there is to be a movie made about the life of the Nirvana frontman. He does a good job of it.