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Recently, former Black Flag frontman, solo artist and writer Henry Rollins shared his top 10 underground songs of all time with Esquire magazine. So what does that have to do with Cleveland's rock history? Turns out, a lot.
Mid-70s ...Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, History of Punk, History of Rock and Roll, Exclusive Interviews
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 ...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
Sunday, February 9, 1964 was the day that changed music and pop culture forever. The Ed Sullivan Show was one of the most popular television programs in the United States and at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, the Beatles made their ...Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Event, The Beatles, Inductee, Hall of Fame
For as long as there's been an entertainment industry, an “insider’s scoop” has been a reliable way to gain media attention. Over the years, however, many of those rare glimpses, unique perspectives and behind-the-scenes stories have been lost ...Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Rolling Stones, Inductee, American Music Masters, Library and Archives
The latest addition to the Library and Archives' Northeast Ohio Popular Music Archives is the new Collection on Peter Laughner, Cleveland punk legend. In his short lifetime, Laughner co-founded both Rocket from the Tombs – a band described by writer Lester ...Categories: Library and Archives
On February 11, 2013, Robert Lockwood Jr.'s custom 12-string electric guitar was placed on permanent exhibit in the Roots of Rock and Roll galleries at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Lockwood ...Categories: Gallery Talk, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Black History Month
For decades, love, in all its permutations, has proven among rock and roll's most powerful tonics. From blissful to bawdy, artists have regaled listeners with memorable tales of romance that have inspired and infuriated, giving the language of ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Event
Musician Lou Ragland was born in Cleveland in 1942. His first instrument was saxophone, his choice after rejecting his high school music teacher’s suggestion he play tuba. Inspired by everyone from Brahms to Nat “King” Cole to Ella Fitzgerald ...Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Education, Black History Month, Foster Theatre, Event