Sculpted by Randi Hubbard and Aberdeen art students shortly after Cobain’s suicide in 1994, the 600-pound concrete statue has been well-described as larger than life. The Aberdeen city council at the time argued over where the statue might be appropriate, eventually banishing it to Hubbard’s other business; Hubbs Muffler Shop off of Sumner Avenue. The muffled tribute was the first of many failed attempts to honor the Aberdeen native in his own hometown.
Simpson said the statue has a new home at the Aberdeen Museum of History, just one block from where Cobain attended Weatherwax High School, at 111 E 3rd Street.
The city of Hoquiam last month declared April 10th as Nirvana Day to celebrate the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.