Kurt Cobain Honoured in Washington Hometown with Cobain's Landing (Not a Bridge)
Published Jul 28, 2011It's been almost two decades since Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain died, and we're still looking for new ways to preserve and celebrate his legacy. Earlier this month, we learned that the Aberdeen city council in Washington was considering naming a bridge over the Wishkah River after Cobain. Well, that didn't come to pass, but the iconic songwriter did get a park named after him.
The Young Street Bridge is well known among Nirvana fans as the one under which Cobain allegedly slept and which was immortalized in the song "Something in the Way." This wasn't enough to impress the Aberdeen city council, though, who voted against naming the bridge after him 10-1, the Associated Press reports.
The council did, however, change the name of a small area of land close to the Wishkah River to Cobain's Landing. At least this will give Cobain followers in Aberdeen a place to go and pay their respects to the late frontman -- y'know, if that huge statue and controversial plaque aren't enough.
In other Nirvana news, the breakthrough album Nevermind is about to turn 20. Read up on the details of the upcoming anniversary edition. It will be out on September 27 via Universal.