The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Celebrity Sighting :: Blog

Clem Burke of Blondie tours the Rock Hall

Monday, November 1: 3:17 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Clem Burke of Blondie toured the Museum today!


continue Categories: Inductee, Celebrity Sighting

Celebrity Sightings: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, David Arquette, Seether and Neon Trees tour the Rock Hall

Tuesday, May 31: 12:07 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Each year, more than 100 musicians, celebrities and artists tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This past holiday weekend, we were pleased to welcome actors David Arquette and Danny DeVito along with his wife actress Rhea Perlman, as well as the bands Seether and Neon Trees to the Museum.

Check out photos from their tours at the Museum below! (You really never know who you might run into while you're here!)

Danny DeVito
President and CEO of the Rock Hall Terry Stewart, actress Rhea Perlman, actor and director Danny DeVito, and Rock Hall exhibitions coordinator Shelby Morrison at the Museum on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Of his visit to the Museum, DeVito called the Rock Hall "far out..you gotta see this" via his Twitter page.


Actor David Arquette (center) toured the Rock Hall with a friend (left) and Terry Stewart (right) on Friday, May 27, 2011. Arquette particularly enjoyed the Museum's Elvis exhibit pictured here and also on the actor's Twitter page.


Rock band Seether visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, May 27, 2011 for the first time while touring through Cleveland. Of the items in the Museum, singer Shaun ...


continue Categories: Celebrity Sighting

Celebrity Sightings: Far East Movement, Taking Back Sunday, Victoria Justice, Bill Maher and Hinder tour the Rock Hall

Tuesday, July 26: 10:16 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Each year, more than 100 musicians, celebrities and artists tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This past weekend, we were pleased to welcome groups Taking Back Sunday, Far East Movement, Hinder and My Darkest Days, as well as actress and singer/songwriter Victoria Justice and actor/comedian Bill Maher to the Museum.

Check out photos from their tours at the Museum below! (You really never know who you might run into while you're here!)


Los Angeles electrohop group Far East Movement visited the Rock Hall on Friday, July 22nd. The band, who have toured with Lady Gaga and Rick Ross, were particularly fans of the Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg and Nine Inch Nails - the latter being a band they were pleasantly surprised to discover is from Cleveland.


Rock band Taking Back Sunday toured the Rock Hall on Saturday, July 23rd. The band visit the Museum on most of their tour-stops in Cleveland, even tweeting this photo while here. Their favorite artists featured in the Rock Hall's collection include Talking Heads, the Beatles, the Who and Nirvana.


Actress and singer/songwriter Victoria Justice visited the Rock Hall on Sunday, July 24th, pictured here in this ...


continue Categories: Celebrity Sighting

A Night Never to be Forgotten

Thursday, July 28: 11:41 a.m.
Posted by Jim Henke
Bono performs during final stop of the 360° Tour. Photo courtesy of Ivor Karabatkovic

U2 played the next-to-last show on their 360° World Tour on Tuesday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. I was fortunate to have been there to witness this amazing spectacle. The tour kicked off back in 2009, ostensibly in support of the band’s No Line on the Horizon album, and it has grossed more than $700 million. The stage set is unbelievable, with a claw-shaped stage structure that is 168 feet tall, with massive video screens. I’ve never seen a stage set that comes close to this one.

U2 opened the concert with four songs from their 1991 Achtung Baby album: “Even Better Than the Real Thing,” “The Fly,” “Mysterious Ways” and “Until the End of the World.” They then played “I Will Follow” from their 1980 debut album, Boy. “Get on Your Boots” and “Stay” followed. Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, then appeared on the giant video screens to say, “Hello, Pittsburgh!” and introduce the next song, “Beautiful Day.” From that point, the show continued to get better and better, as U2 played hit after hit, including “Elevation,” “Pride (In the Name of Love),” “City of Blinding Lights,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Vertigo,” “Walk On ...


continue Categories: Celebrity Sighting, Inductee, Today in Rock, Other, Event

The Rock Hall Presents An Interview with Devon Allman

Thursday, December 6: 12 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman and nephew of Duane Allman, talks his unique brand of rock.

Although guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Devon Allman shares a surname that will ring familiar to rock and roll fans, Devon has cultivated a sound all his own. He's mindful of his family's storied musical legacy and the contributions of other venerable rock pioneers, but also has an ear for what's next. The son of Allman Brothers Band founding member, vocalist and key player Gregg Allman, and nephew of virtuoso guitarist Duane Allman, Devon records and performs in blues-rock outfits Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood. Earlier this year, Devon wrapped recording sessions for his solo debut, Turquoise, scheduled for release in February 2013, and is currently on tour in the United States. Recently, Devon visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, and took time to share his thoughts on being an Allman, his influences both old and new (and familial), making music on his own terms, highlights of the Museum's collection and seeing the instruments played by Gregg and Duane Allman.

Rock Hall: What was your first memory of rock and roll music and what about it resonated with you?  

Devon Allman: Driving to the south Texas beaches, age 5 ...


continue Categories: Celebrity Sighting, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews

Rod Argent of the Zombies Delivers Letter to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Monday, July 22: 2 p.m.
Posted by Rod Argent
(l-r) Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent of the Zombies in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

On a rare day off on our recent U.S. tour, both The Zombies and the band supporting us, Et Tu Brucé had the honour of being given a fantastic V.I.P. tour of Cleveland's superb Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

We have actually visited before – as far as we can recall, though, not for eight years or so – but were absolutely stunned by the way the place has grown in that time, both in a physical sense and also the nature of what it has to offer. In actual fact, we stayed about three hours, and only managed to wander around about a third of it! It's an absolutely fascinating place, and one that now definitely demands to be visited several times – there's just too much to be packed in on one visit.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Zombies Tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

We started off by being given a kind and warm welcome by Greg Harris, who is, I believe, the head of the whole operation. Then we were shown around the vaults, to get glimpses of some of the stuff not presently available to be shown to the ...


continue Categories: Celebrity Sighting, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews

Interview with Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo

Tuesday, September 24: 7 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Yo La Tengo visit the Rolling Stones exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

With more than a dozen albums and nearly 30 years under their collective belt, Yo La Tengo – Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew – have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms. They've played everywhere, from the world’s best-known concert halls and museums to dives and clubs, dominating critics’ lists, doing a "Simpsons" theme, playing the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol, sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

In 2013, Yo La Tengo released Fade, featuring 10 songs recorded at Chicago's Soma studios with producer John McEntire. The resulting collection of songs features that band's signature layered arrangements, flush with controlled guitar noise and strings; alongside gentle, whispered pop flights.

Kaplan, Hubley and McNew recently visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the Rock Hall's Library and Archives. While here, the Rock Hall caught up with Kaplan, who shares thoughts on his first records, favorite Yo ...


continue Categories: Celebrity Sighting, Inductee, Library and Archives, Exclusive Interviews

Nine Inch Nails Live at 1994 Woodstock Music & Art Fair

Tuesday, March 11: 7 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Nine Inch Nails had been building its reputation in the industrial music scene since 1988, but with the release of their second full album, The Downward Spiral, in March 1994, the band was poised to take its intense sound to a wider audience. Their aggressive and sometimes haunting evening performance at Woodstock in 1994 was groundbreaking. It had been raining most of the day and the band decided to use the mud that filled the field as part of their show – coating themselves and their equipment in it along with the audience.  The fact that entire thing was broadcast to a pay-per-view audience helped to push them into worldwide mainstream success.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open its latest featured exhibit, Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience on Friday, April 25, 2014. The exhibition will be an engaging look at the music festival as more than just an outdoor concert, but as a community experience. Whether it‘s forging human bonds, building a sense of community, providing broad exposure for musical artists or as one of the most important economic engines of the music industry, the story of the music festival is inextricably linked with ...


continue Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, The Greatest Festivals in Rock and Roll History, Hall of Fame, Celebrity Sighting, Rare Performances
Page 1 of 1.