Cornell’s family and former Soundgarden bandmates were on hand for the unveiling ceremony.
The legendary concert venue was in danger of being torn down and replaced with luxury apartments.
Last week, Pearl Jam covered The White Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends” during their own gig in Seattle.
90% of proceeds raised from the “Home Away” shows will benefit King County organizations.
Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Ben Gibbard, and Macklemore are leading the charge.
The set also featured surprise guest performances by Kim Thayil of Soundgarden as well as Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner.
Bassist Jeff Ament personally commissioned the statue for his late friend and bandmate.
Part of a massive 33-song set that also included a cover of The Beatles’ “Help” segueing into their own “Help Help”; a collaborative performance with Brandi Carlile; and rare live renditions of Neil Young’s “Throw Your Hatred Down” and the Yield classic “All Those Yesterdays”.
His wife, Vicky Cornell, broke the news on what would have been the Grammy-winning frontman’s 54th birthday.
Former Nirvana bassist’s new band, Giants in the Trees, will open the show.
Plus, Vince Staples, Spoon, Girlpool, Grizzly Bear, Julien Baker, and many more
But swap the gender pronouns to make an updated rendition called “The Girl is Mine”.