If you want a peek at some of the best rock star tombstones, you're in luck: From the outrageous and bizarre to the understated and, in some cases, totally non-existent, these graves mark the final resting place for many of the world's most talented musicians. Whether you're planning a visit to pay your respects, or just want to take a look from the comfort of your home, check out some of the best rock star grave sites in the world here.
- The late, great, Michael Jackson is buried in the Great Mausoleum of the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. Normally, the Mausoleum isn't open to the public, but in June of 2010, on the first anniversary of Jackson's untimely death, the burial site was open to the public. The actual tomb (very large) seems pretty plain - but the crypt area is often adorned with scores of flowers, photos and messages (not that we'd know that, because, well, we're usually not allowed to see it). On, and then there's the massive stained-glass reproduction of Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' at the Mausoleum entrance. Wacky as one might expect? No, but definitely elaborate.Is this cool?
British musician Nick Drake died in 1974. Since his death, he's become infinitely more popular. Drake was cremated after he passed away, but his grave marker in a cemetery in the St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard in Warwickshire, England, definitely speaks to his passion. The inscription reads:
"Now we are riseFans of Drake's will recognize this line from the song "From the Morning," the final track on Drake's last album, 'Pink Moon.'
and we are everywhere."Is this cool?