On what would have been Kurt Cobain's 47th birthday, his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, finally honored the rock star yesterday with a statue.
Unfortunately, the statue looks more like a crying Jesus.
Randi Hubbard of Aberdeen started making the odd statue out of cement 20 years ago, right after the Nirvana singer committed suicide. She finished it with the help of local art students and offered it to the town, but because of the cold relationship between Aberdeen and Cobain, the city refused it. Since then the statue has been sitting in her muffler shop, and people from all over have visited it. But now, even as some residents still shun Cobain for his vices, the town is ready to accept it. "We should have done it a long time ago," Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson told Komo News. The statue, with all of its angst and memories — and that inexplicable single tear — will now permanently stay in a corner of the Aberdeen Museum of History.
Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April.