Chris Cornell Statue Unveiling Pushed Back

The unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the late Chris Cornell at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture has been pushed back to October 7.

The public unveiling was originally scheduled for August 29, but was moved to October to accommodate the expected crowds. The ceremony will also include footage of Soundgarden‘s performance at The Wiltern, which will be screened inside MoPOP’s Sky Church.

Donated by his late wife Vicky, the statue was sculpted by artist Nick Marras and portrays Cornell strumming a guitar with one hand up in the air clutching a pick.

“As an artist, my husband was not only one of the greatest voices in rock history but also one of the greatest and most prolific poets of his time- his contribution to music birthed a movement that would leave an indelible mark on popular music forever. It only makes sense that I donate this statue to MoPop with their dedication to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture,” Vicky said in a statement. “Like my husband and his music, MoPop reaches multigenerational audiences, and this is the perfect place where people near and far can come together to not only support the museum and its programs, but also celebrate the legacy that my husband left behind, not only in Seattle but around the world.”

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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