Kurt Cobain May Be Honored With Bridge Dedication In His Hometown

Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wa., is mulling whether to honor the late singer by naming a famous bridge after him.

Kurt Cobain May Be Honored With Bridge Dedication In His Hometown
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Nirvana's "Nevermind" is approaching its 20th birthday this fall, bringing about more and more tributes to the band and Kurt Cobain. Now, Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wa., is mulling whether to honor the late singer by naming a famous bridge after him, the WP reports. The Young Street Bridge, located above the Wishkah River just a few blocks from the home Cobain shared with his mother, might become the Kurt Cobain Bridge if the city's residents approve it. A nearby park could also be renamed Cobain Landing. The bridge has become something of a shrine to Cobain fans, with graffiti and memorabilia being left on the mud-ridden banks underneath it. Some people claim that the grunge icon slept there in his teens after he dropped out of high school, though it's unclear if that's true. Cobain also allegedly wrote the "Nevermind" track "Something In The Way" about the time he spent there in his youth. Members of the local community are expected to share their opinions on the matter at a July 27 City Council meeting. Although the Council seems in favor of the honor, radio station KXRO says "up until now, the City of Aberdeen has been slow to memorialize Cobain due to his suicide, drug use and negative comments about his hometown." Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

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    psychoskin473
    once they name a bridge after the dude at his computer bitching about kurt cobain there will be peace in our time.
    bladerunner110
    Trent Armitage wrote: peachesenregali wrote: Everyone who has commented is a ****ing idiot. Does this include trolls
    Damn. That paradox would've killed Wheatley.
    Caribousunking
    A lot of hating going on here. Yes, Cobain killed himself. Imagine that, if you will. How depressed and worthless you must feel. How unloved you must feel to take your own life. Does taking his own life make him a bad person? No, it does not. The fact that he had a daughter makes it selfish, but he believed his daughter would have a better life without him in it. Cobain contributed massively to rock and roll. People can whine and say he's overrated, can't play guitar, can't sing...yaddah yaddah, but music is subjective. No opinions are right or wrong. Some loved his music, some don't. I get it, ok? But clicking onto an article about Cobain just to slander him and pigeon hole him as "a druggie who killed himself" is narrow minded, ignorant and idiotic. Everybody grows up with a different story. Everybody handles things differently. What doesn't mean anything to you, can mean the world to somebody else. Yes, Cobain did drugs. More to the point, he abused himself with drugs. Clearly, he didn't care about himself. Does this make him an *****? He had a traumatic life. A short life. But he accomplished an awful lot in that short life and he left the world a better place by leaving behind beautiful and passionate music.
    InfernalFender
    jimmysegun wrote: oh sorry, are they naming it after an overated singer, or a person who hates commercialism... whos was in the most commercialized form of art after movies.....
    Build a bridge and get over it.
    TomWhaley
    Why are people always so goddamn negative about every thing? They honored a man from their town for his work. Where is the negativity in that?
    bladerunner110
    Zacky-V-6661 wrote: St Pedr0 wrote: The members of UG really seem to hate Nirvana/Kurt Cobain. They seem to hate pretty much everything though. Let's face it, music fans are the worst people in the world. The vast majority of them fear to listen to something new. All they tend to listen to is Death Metal, and trust me, all Death Metal sounds exactly the same, this is why they enjoy it so much.
    Meh. That's ignorance. More ignorance than the ignorance most metal heads on this site shovel out in a day. You can't listen to Dissection and tell me it sounds like any of the "death" metal out today. That being said, almost everything on Bleach sounded exactly the same and Nevermind was just full of songs he ripped off from the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. Metal heads and Nirvana fans are the most ignorant people that listen to music, imo. But what do I know. I listen to everything from grunge, to hip hop, to country.
    GrungeHippie26
    csrogers87 wrote: i bet we have a lot of suicidal people try to jump off the Cobain bridge.....personally i think they should call it Alter bridge! bwahahaha i kid
    dude have you seen the bridge, its in aberdeen not seattle, this isnt some huge bridge that you die from fallin off of.
    Mobby32
    He was killed by someone elses ****ing hands this site is starting to piss me off all of you so called meteal heads always need to bitch about something its ****ing pathetic
    haha oh wow
    Trent Armitage
    Can't we name a drug after him, like, how about crack cobain, something we can snort and kill ourselves with?
    Caribousunking
    Trent Armitage wrote: Caribousunking wrote: Trent Armitage wrote: Can't we name a drug after him, like, how about crack cobain, something we can snort and kill ourselves with? Cobain did drugs. He also left a huge legacy in the field of rock and roll. You comment on internet articles to try and wind people up or get a cheap laugh because you have nothing better to do. Who's the real loser? Well its obviously you, since I got you to bite
    I'm merely pointing out your failings as a person in the optimistic view that you will realise what a pathetic life you lead. Besides, you bit back. Now we're trapped in a bermuda triangle of insulting and biting until one of us grows tired. Thankfully, that person is me, so i'll leave you to "troll" as all the cool kids say.
    GrungeHippie26
    The people are this site are so retarded. They show no respect for anyone. Just because you dislike someone or their music, doesnt mean you should mock them. Music is for everyone, you have yours and i have mine.
    Flynn Oslo
    Cobain was a tortured genius. But i dunno about naming the bridge after him. Do you think he would really want that? He hated his home town. He spent most of his alive years trying to escape his home town, and possibly the world. And naming the bridge after him that he had some of his darkest moments under seems a bit wrong to me. If Courtney can charge a 70c copyrite fee for crossing, everything will be ok
    Trent Armitage
    Caribousunking wrote: Trent Armitage wrote: Can't we name a drug after him, like, how about crack cobain, something we can snort and kill ourselves with? Cobain did drugs. He also left a huge legacy in the field of rock and roll. You comment on internet articles to try and wind people up or get a cheap laugh because you have nothing better to do. Who's the real loser?
    Well its obviously you, since I got you to bite
    DrakeTheOne
    Why all the Cobain stuff recently? I think the guy was great, but it's getting kind of old.
    Caribousunking
    Trent Armitage wrote: Can't we name a drug after him, like, how about crack cobain, something we can snort and kill ourselves with?
    Cobain did drugs. He also left a huge legacy in the field of rock and roll. You comment on internet articles to try and wind people up or get a cheap laugh because you have nothing better to do. Who's the real loser?
    mssrulez
    Zacky-V-6661 wrote: St Pedr0 wrote: The members of UG really seem to hate Nirvana/Kurt Cobain. They seem to hate pretty much everything though. Let's face it, music fans are the worst people in the world. The vast majority of them fear to listen to something new. All they tend to listen to is Death Metal, and trust me, all Death Metal sounds exactly the same, this is why they enjoy it so much.
    That's strange, death metal is my favourite genre yet Nirvana is my favourite band and Kurt is my favourite performer. Don't be so narrow-minded and quit the stereotyping.
    christopher1126
    WHY, WHY, WHY!!!!! Can't they name it after someone who was killed by someone else's hands and not suicide? I think a rest stop would be more appropriate for him,like the one named after Stern on the NJ Turnpike in the 90's.
    strat0blaster
    Aberdeen's a crap hole anyway. May as well name a bridge after some junkie that acted like he didn't want to be a star, but was well known in the industry to say things quite opposite of his persona.
    St Pedr0
    The members of UG really seem to hate Nirvana/Kurt Cobain. They seem to hate pretty much everything though.
    USCENDONE BENE
    "up until now, the City of Aberdeen has been slow to memorialize Cobain due to his suicide, drug use and negative comments about his hometown." They already have "Come As You Are" on the town's welcome to Aberdeen sign
    Bmguy
    I'm still pissed that Miley did a Nirvana song...she owes Kurt Cobain all aplolgies
    jimmysegun
    oh sorry, are they naming it after an overated singer, or a person who hates commercialism... whos was in the most commercialized form of art after movies.....
    joestrat5000
    I don't see why these people care so much about honoring him. Don't get me wrong, as much as I love Nirvana, these people are taking it way too far naming a bridge and park after him. If the city wants to honor him they should just leave like a statue or something. And have that be it, end of story. Seeing how he couldn't handle success he probably wouldn't want them to honor him.
    gnfnrs
    christopher1126 wrote: WHY, WHY, WHY!!!!! Can't they name it after someone who was killed by someone else's hands and not suicide? I think a rest stop would be more appropriate for him,like the one named after Stern on the NJ Turnpike in the 90's.
    He was killed by someone elses ****ing hands this site is starting to piss me off all of you so called meteal heads always need to bitch about something its ****ing pathetic
    bladerunner110
    stratmaster15 wrote: jimmysegun wrote: lets name a bridge after a druggie who killed himself!! Yeah cause thats all he did with his life....
    Yeah. He also killed grunge and hair metal in one swift stroke of a chord. Not an easy feat.
    Zacky-V-6661
    Bmguy wrote: I'm still pissed that Miley did a Nirvana song...she owes Kurt Cobain all aplolgies
    Dude....get over it!
    Zacky-V-6661
    St Pedr0 wrote: The members of UG really seem to hate Nirvana/Kurt Cobain. They seem to hate pretty much everything though.
    Let's face it, music fans are the worst people in the world. The vast majority of them fear to listen to something new. All they tend to listen to is Death Metal, and trust me, all Death Metal sounds exactly the same, this is why they enjoy it so much.
    csrogers87
    i bet we have a lot of suicidal people try to jump off the Cobain bridge.....personally i think they should call it Alter bridge! bwahahaha i kid
    bladerunner110
    gnfnrs wrote: christopher1126 wrote: WHY, WHY, WHY!!!!! Can't they name it after someone who was killed by someone else's hands and not suicide? I think a rest stop would be more appropriate for him,like the one named after Stern on the NJ Turnpike in the 90's.He was killed by someone elses ****ing hands this site is starting to piss me off all of you so called meteal heads always need to bitch about something its ****ing pathetic
    What? Care to elaborate?
    stratmaster15
    jimmysegun wrote: lets name a bridge after a druggie who killed himself!!
    Yeah cause thats all he did with his life....