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    New Guitars on exhibit at the rock & roll hall of fame
    July 23, 2013

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s artifact collection represents a diverse group of artists – much like the genre of rock and roll itself. The exhibits chronicle rock and roll history from its earliest days right through the new millennium, and visitors to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will find clothing, handwritten lyrics, personal effects and much more. Among the Museum's most treasured pieces are the instruments.

    The Museum's collection of rare instruments used in recordings and live performances includes drums, microphones, even flutes and a dulcimer, and the instrument most often associated with rock and roll: the guitar. There are approximately 20 guitars on permanent exhibit in the Museum’s atrium alone, and the instruments are rotated every six months. The guitars focus on Hall of Fame Inductees as well as non-inductee artists – both legendary and contemporary. Today, 10 new guitars that represent Inductees – including Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, Jimmy Cliff, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and 2012 inductee, Steve Fossen of Heart – and non-inductees Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello and Mike Dirnt of Green Day were placed on exhibit.

    Mike Dirnt of Green Day's Kramer Custom Bass Guitar, c. 1974 (pictured left)

    Dirnt played this bass at Green Day's triumphant appearance at the Woodstock ll Festival on August 14, 1994. Less than five years earlier, in 1989, singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Dirnt, along with drummer Al Sobrante, released an independent EP under the name Green Day. Sobrante was replaced by Tré Cool soon after the release of the band’s first album, 39 / Smooth. Dookie, Green Day’s major-label debut, was released in 1994, and sold 10 million copies internationally. The album yielded the hits “Longview,” “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around.” [photos by Katelyn Landis]

    Full article at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: HERE

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on July 23, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s artifact collection represents a diverse group of artists – much like the genre of rock and roll itself. The exhibits chronicle rock and roll history from its earliest days right through the new millennium, and visitors to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will find clothing, handwritten lyrics, personal effects and much more. Among the Museum's most treasured pieces are the instruments.

The Museum's collection of rare instruments used in recordings and live performances includes drums, microphones, even flutes and a dulcimer, and the instrument most often associated with rock and roll: the guitar. There are approximately 20 guitars on permanent exhibit in the Museum’s atrium alone, and the instruments are rotated every six months. The guitars focus on Hall of Fame Inductees as well as non-inductee artists – both legendary and contemporary. Today, 10 new guitars that represent Inductees – including Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, Jimmy Cliff, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and 2012 inductee, Steve Fossen of Heart – and non-inductees Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello and Mike Dirnt of Green Day were placed on exhibit.

Mike Dirnt of Green Day's Kramer Custom Bass Guitar, c. 1974 (pictured left)

Dirnt played this bass at Green Day's triumphant appearance at the Woodstock ll Festival on August 14, 1994. Less than five years earlier, in 1989, singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Dirnt, along with drummer Al Sobrante, released an independent EP under the name Green Day. Sobrante was replaced by Tré Cool soon after the release of the band’s first album, 39 / Smooth. Dookie, Green Day’s major-label debut, was released in 1994, and sold 10 million copies internationally. The album yielded the hits “Longview,” “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around.” [photos by Katelyn Landis]

Full article at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: HERE

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Kchairchic's picture

Took a little trip to Ohio and visited RRHoF!! Must have went a bit soon!! Oh well..planning to mak another trip once the boys are inducted!

✗Nuclear Girl✗'s picture

I want to go there!!

-insert creative username here-'s picture

I'm waiting until after 2015 to go to the r+r hall of fame (the year green day is eligable for induction), but this is making me start to regret that decision!!! i want to see it soooo bad!!!

Jessica Pradhan's picture

Where is this??? That's really great for Mile Dirnt and Green Day. The bass looks so awesome. Is the first time I am seeing it, but before I was looking for a bass with the same exact color!!!! It's an awesome bass!!! It's in the museum and that's awesome. :)