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Stories of Rock

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."

On the Air Exhibit Retrospective

Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed broadcasts live to a crowd of fans.
An exploration of radio and disc jockeys that shaped our love of rock.

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.

Backstage Stories Exhibit Retrospective

An Assortment of Rock Memorabilia inside the Backstage Stories Exhibit in the Rock Hall
You're with the band inside this exhibit spotlighting the crews that travel during artist tours.

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.

Roots of Rock: Retrospective

Rock Hall Visitors Checking Out the Roots of Rock Exhibit
The indisputable origins of Rock - the story told and heard from the beginning.