Ahh, Kurt Cobain, we miss you so. Seventeen years after your death, commemorative Tweets and blogs are standard issue, but some people went the extra mile. (Probably not the extra mile the Nirvana frontman would've wanted, but oh well.)
2. A statue in Aberdeen? According to NME, a statue in tribute to Nirvana singer Kurt
Cobain was unveiled yesterday in Aberdeen, Washington, which
was Cobain's hometown.The statue is not of Cobain himself, but of his signature Fender Jag-Stang guitar.
It is situated in a park in North Aberdeen near the Young Street
Bridge, which has been a visiting attraction for Nirvana fans as it is
mentioned in the lyrics for the band's track 'Something In The Way'. The concrete guitar is eight and a half feet tall and also features a
ribbon with lyrics written on it from Nirvana's 'On a Plain'. It reads:
“One more special message to go and then I'm done and I can go home.”
While a statue of his guitar seems a lot less tasteless than the next tribute, bear in mind that Cobain was miserable because people venerated him–a statue probably would've been the last thing he wanted.
1. Or maybe an actor/ mediocre musician aping his look and songs would've been the last thing he wanted. Here's Jared Leto dressed as Cobain, singing “Pennyroyal Tea” and “Rape Me.” It's too painful to watch all throughout, so tell us what you think of it in the comments.
Obviously Leto finds nothing wrong with this; here's what he wrote on the YouTube page.
I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't
believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and
inspiration. 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. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short
piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating
his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative
possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought
I'd share it now…
– Jared Leto