The name “Chris Cornell” evokes strong thoughts of the ‘grunge’ movement of the Pacific Northwest in the late 1980s and early ’90s — and with good reason. Not only was Cornell the powerhouse vocalist behind Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, but he was also a product of Seattle.
This past weekend, a special statue was unveiled at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, paying tribute to Cornell. This comes a few months after the one-year anniversary of Cornell’s passing in May 2017.
“The soul of Seattle is what Chris Cornell knew. He pulled from places within himself that were amazing and poured it into us- Mayor Jenny Durkan pic.twitter.com/UNVtISVol5
— MoPOP Seattle (@MoPOPSeattle) October 8, 2018
The statue unveiling, which was attended by Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, was webcast live, courtesy of Q13 FOX in Seattle, and the replay is available via Facebook:
It’s a great homage to Cornell, whose absence has been felt throughout the music community.
On Nov. 16, a career-spanning collection of recordings from throughout Cornell’s career will be released to further commemorate his career. It was previewed recently with a song titled “When Bad Does Good”:
May Cornell rest in peace, and may his music continue to reach folks the world over.