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Stories of Rock

Revolutions: R.E.M.'s "Automatic for the People"

R.E.M. Band Photo from the Early Nineties
In 1992 R.E.M. deviated from their guitar-driven path and released their quietest record to date with Automatic For the People. Watch more in our latest Klipsch Audio Revolutions episode.

Say It Loud! Stories: The Power of Music

Man Outside Say It Loud Story Booth As Part of Power of Rock Experience
Stories from Rock Hall visitors about why music matters.

Revolutions: Madonna's "Erotica"

Madonna's Album Cover for Erotica
If Madonna spent the '80s detonating sexual boundaries, then she doubled down on her provocative stance with the release of 1992's Erotica.

Green Day's Restored Bookmobile Makes a Stop on Our Plaza

Green Day Poses in Front of the Bookmobile on the Rock Hall Plaza
Green Day's original tour bus - a retired bookmobile - got a second life to benefit charity thanks to West Coast Customs and Wheels for Wishes.

Don't Knock the Rock: Exhibit Retrospective

Frank Zappa Quote from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A Frank Zappa quote in the exhibit that reads, "Rock music was never written for, or performed for, conservative tastes."

An Interview with Phil Yarnall - Summer of Love Designer

Summer of Love Artwork for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Designer Phil Yarnall shares his musical and artistic inspirations behind the Summer of Love book cover and merchandise he created to complement our exhibit.

Revolutions: Guns N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction"

Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction Revolutions
Thirty years ago, LA rockers Guns N' Roses tore apart the scene with "Appetite for Destruction," their debut album that boasted punk rock swagger and sentimental lyrics that displayed the gritty realities of a rock lifestyle.

Rapper's Delight Retrospective

Rapper's Delight Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rapper’s Delight, an exhibit on the history of hip-hop, is more than a monument to rappers past: it’s a peek into the future.