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KURT COBAIN HONORED WITH PATCH OF LAND
July 29, 2011, 12:52 pm
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City Council in Aberdeen, Washington, had an atypical decision to make this week. Efforts to name a bridge where late Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain could be found sleeping in the height of his glory days were squashed; the council voted 10-1 against the proposal. Although titling the initial landmark was vetoed, his legacy still made the cut elsewhere in his small hometown. A petite patch of land in the Wishkah River, a location that inspired the title From The Muddy Banks Of Wishkah, is now named after the famed and troubled talent. Die-hard fans rejoice!

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COBAIN’S WORDS, WRITTEN IN STONE, STIR CONTROVERSY IN ABERDEEN
August 4, 2009, 12:57 pm
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The late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is igniting a new controversy in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. This one involves a quote attributed to him on a new granite marker at an unofficial neighborhood park honoring him. Aberdeen city officials are upset about the one that begins, “Drugs are bad for you. They will f— you up.” Except the stone contains the full quote. The Daily World reports the property is considered a right of way for both Tori Kovach, who lives adjacent to the land and had the idea for the park, and the city, which also owns the nearby Young Street Bridge, where Cobain is said to have spent some time in his youth. Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson says the city Parks Board is going to consider the fate of the F word on the stone marker. Grays Harbor Monument donated the granite stone, which bears eight quotes; Kovach submitted the ones he wanted used. Monument company Manager Jerry Myers says it would be pretty easy to sandblast the offending letters. Says Myers, “In the granite industry, it’d be a bleep.”