Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky discussed what helped him create the Grunge movement in a new Seattle Times article.
“I wanted to celebrate and honor him, memorialize his contribution to music history and the arts, philanthropy, in his hometown where his initial impact stems from,” Vicky said earlier this week. “It’s a really unique city that — it’s defined him — but also I feel like it propelled him to create this movement that would influence popular music forever.”
Vicky Cornell revealed that her late husband was the ‘chief architect’ of the Grunge movement in an April 2018 Instagram comment.
“Our beloved @chriscornellofficial was the the chief architect of grunge movement. He was more than a voice – he created a movement.”
She also told The Seattle Times, ““He’s part of our lives,” Vicky said. “We talk about him everyday. It’s almost as if — as weird as this may sound — like he’s on tour. Sixteen months may seem like a long time for you guys, but for us it feels like six.”
Chris Cornell’s statue will be unveiled at the Seattle MoPOP on Sunday, with members of Soundgarden in attendance for the festivities. Chris Cornell tragically died by suicide in May 2017 while on tour with Soundgarden.