The hometown he shunned: Aberdeen honors Cobain

ABERDEEN -- Almost 20 years after legendary rocker Kurt Cobain's death, his hometown is honoring him.

The city of Aberdeen issued a proclamation Thursday forever making Feb. 20 -- Cobain's birthday -- Kurt Cobain Day.

In honor of the Kurt Cobain Day, the Aberdeen Museum of History plans to dedicate a statue of Cobain titled, "Cement Resurrection."The state will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum at 111 E. 3rd Street in Aberdeen. The original drummer of Nirvana, Aaron Burkhart, and former Cobain guitar teacher Warren Mason will attend the dedication.

Refreshments and musical guests will also be on hand.

Cobain was born in the Aberdeen in 1967 and first picked up a guitar in the town before moving to Olympia and later Seattle. But Cobain and Aberdeen had a love-hate relationship, as he was known to refer to the town as "Twin Peaks without the excitement."

Cobain's former Aberdeen home is currently for sale, with sellers asking $500,000 for the run-down 1.5-story bungalow.