Nevermind, Kurt Cobain’s Hometown Won’t Name a Bridge After Him


Two weeks ago, we reported that the city council in Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen was debating renaming its Young Street Bridge (where he supposedly slept during a period of homelessness) after him. Now, the verdict is in, and it’s not going to happen. Only one of 11 council members voted against the name change, and the Associated Press notes that their decision was met with applause from the audience. Apparently, Cobain’s drug use and suicide are still controversial after all these years. The news isn’t all bad for Nirvana fans, though: They did approve a resolution to dub the park next to the bridge, where a statue of his Fender Jag-Stang guitar stands, Cobain Landing.