The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

CLEVELAND (May 19, 2009) –The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes music critic and SIRIUS XM Radio Host Dave Marsh for the Museum’s FREE monthly program From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s 4th Floor Theater.

Marsh will be interviewed by Dr. Lauren Onkey, the Vice President of Education at the Rock Hall. Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the interview. Please email or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.

Dave Marsh is a noted rock critic, historian, anticensorship activist and talk show host. Marsh co-founded and for four years edited Creem, the legendary rock and roll magazine that helped launch heavy metal, glam and punk, and spent five years as an associate and contributing editor of Rolling Stone, where he was chief music critic, columnist and feature writer.

Additionally, he has written more than 20 books about rock and popular music. Marsh’s first book, Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story (Doubleday) was published in 1979. It made the New York Times best-seller list. Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s, a sequel to Born to Run, appeared in 1987, and became a national hardcover bestseller. (In 2003, Routledge published Born to Run and Glory Days in a single volume with an epilogue, titled Two Hearts.) In 2005, he wrote the 40,000 word text for Bruce Springsteen On Tour. He has also written books on Michael Jackson, the Who, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles.

In 2004, Marsh began hosting Kick Out the Jams, a weekly two hour radio talk show about music and social and political issues on the Sirius Satellite Network. In 2008, he began hosting Live from the Land of Hopes and Dreams, a politically based call-in show on Sirius. The following year, he added Live from E Street Nation, a weekly live dialogue with Springsteen fans.

This event is part of the series From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits, a groundbreaking Rock Hall program that shines the spotlight on the people whose contributions to the rock and roll art form are often as powerful as those of the artists themselves.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has FREE educational offerings year round. Additional adult education programs include Teachers Rock, which shows educators how to bring rock and roll music into their classrooms and Rock and Roll Night School, which gives interested adults the opportunity to expand their rock and roll-related knowledge.

For more information about these and other Rock Hall educational programs, visit

About From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land is a comprehensive look at Springsteen’s music, from such early bands as Child, the Castiles and Steel Mill through his work with the E Street Band and as a solo artist. The exhibit includes several of Springsteen’s guitars, including the Fender Esquire that is on the cover of Born to Run. It also includes the outfit he wore on the cover of Born in the U.S.A., as well as numerous handwritten lyric manuscripts, posters and handbills from all phases of his career, and various awards and honors. In addition, the exhibit includes Springsteen’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, which he purchased after the success of Born to Run. The exhibit will run until Spring 2010.

Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.1939. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.