publication date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)
clue: After suffering a fatal malfunction in his love of life, he was beatified in the temple of grunge rock.
explanation: Wood, singer of Malfunksion and Mother Love Bone, died in March 1990 at the birth of the grunge era. Chris Cornell joined with Eddie Vedder and several musicians who would later form Pearl Jam to record a tribute album to Wood under the name Temple of the Dog. Their sole album became a landmark in the genre. more…
intended difficulty: hard
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, and Aaron Shurtleff
trivia: There were two incorrect guesses for Scott Weiland and one for Kurt Cobain.