A new statue honouring Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell has been installed in the singer’s home city of Seattle on Sunday. You can check out photos and videos of the event below.
Cornell’s family and friends, as well as Soundgarden members, were on hand for the ceremony, which took place at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.
According to Consequence of Sound, the statue of Cornell was commissioned by Cornell’s wife Vicky and conceived by the artist Nick Marra. Comprising of his famous boots, dog tag, long locks, and Gibson guitar, the statue is available to see at the Museum of Pop Culture for all of his fans.
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On an overcast evening Jasen Emmons, Artistic Director at MoPOP said, “The clouds tonight somehow feel right for someone who brought us so much dark, beautiful music. He was the voice of a generation, and an artist that continues to draw us closer together, forever.”
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