The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle is saluting hometown band, Pearl Jam with a new statue of the late Andrew Wood. Wood helmed the pre-Pearl Jam band, Mother Love Bone. The idea came to light after member, Jeff Ament visited Wood’s gravesite and felt that more should be done for him. Ament told Rolling Stone, “I was just like, ‘God, this should be so much more rad. So the whole way home we were riffing, ‘If anybody I know deserves a statue, it’s him.’ He would be the one that would love it. There’s a lot of things that would be different, not just for me, but for the entire Seattle musical community, had it not been for him.” After that gravesite visit, Ament commissioned the statue. A statue of Soundgarden and Audioslave’s vocalist Chris Cornell will be erected in Seattle later this month. Cornell was Wood’s roommate and close friend when he died.