Trip to Seattle

Took a quick trip to Seatlle over the weekend and I spent the entire time tracking down rock stars that lived and died there.  I totally forgot to catch the Chris Cornell statue though, maybe next time.

Kurt Cobain’s house.  I felt weird, it’s just a house and there I am out front taking pictures with a baseball cap on and Adidas sweatshirt, I felt like the kind of guy Kurt wouldn’t have liked.

I also saw the condo where Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) died. (Top floor on the left in green).  I felt real creepy because this is just a residential building with a daycare on the bottom floor and I’m in the parking lot taking pictures.  I wonder if anyone living there even knows the history.

Jimi Hendrix’s grave.  Sadly a ton of people have written messages on the wall defacing the grave even though there are cameras watching the entire area.


Bruce and Brandon Lee’s grave.

The MoPOP (Museum Of Pop Culture) was a mecca for rock memorbilla.

Steve Ray Vaughn’s Telecaster

Eric Clapton’s Stratocaster

As seen in this performance on the Johnny Cash Show.






Dave Grohl’s Explorer

Jerry Cantrell’s (Alice in Chains) G&L Rampage

Hank Williams’ 1951 Gibson Jumbo

Pearl Jam roadcase and Temple of the Dog amp.

Univox Hi-Flier Phase 3 guitar smashed by Kurt Cobain on July 13th, 1989 in NJ.

Kurt Cobain’s Fender Jag-Stang

Hendrix’s Stratocaster played at Woodstock.

Plus several other guitars I forgot to mention and clothing and awards won by bands.  Most of these guitars (*were) are owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. – Forrest