If there was no Andy Wood, there wouldn't have been a Mother Love Bone. And without Mother Love Bone, there would have been no Pearl Jam.
So it's only fitting that Andy has a statue in a new Pearl Jam "Home and Away" exhibit in Seattle, opening Saturday. Media got a preview tour of it earlier this week, and an employee, Sarah Seiler, posted the following on Instagram:
"Kicking off this week with Andy standing watch over it all. As it should be."
Wood died of a heroin overdose in 1990, and band members Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard would move on to create the band Mookie Blaylock, which then changed to Pearl Jam.
Journalist Travis Hay was on hand for the statue's reveal and tweeted:
I ran into Jeff Ament during the media preview of Pearl Jam Home and Away. He was there b/c he and his wife commissioned a bronze statue of Andy Wood and the statue was being unveiled for the first time today.— Travis Hay (@guerrillacandy) August 7, 2018
A statue of Seattle grunge legend Chris Cornell is also going to be erected in the city later this month. Cornell was Wood's roommate and close friend at the time of his death. Cornell formed Temple o the Dog with Gossard, Ament and Mike McCready and Matt Cameron as a tribute in 1991.