The two members of Metallica, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo, along with former Eagles member Don Felder and Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson were invited as guests to attend the opening of a new exhibition on Nov. 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll will take us back to the history of the instruments that shaped and helped the creation of the genre. The single exhibition stage is the largest in the Cleveland Rock Hall’s establishment, spanning four floors to be exact.
“Fans can expect spectacular new acquisitions and adaptations that make the show unique to its venue,” the Rock Hall said in a statement. “Instruments showcased span from 1939 to today, and many have never been displayed outside of their original concert performance settings. This is the only time these iconic instruments will be seen together in one massive collection.”
The instruments that will be displayed on the exhibit include guitars played by Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards, a sculpture created from one of Pete Townshend’s smashed guitars, a Prince stage costume, and Eddie Van Halen’s 2013 stage rig.
The exhibit will run until Sept. 13, 2020. Tickets are on sale now, with freebies such as access to additional exhibits, live entertainment, a drink, and a dessert bar.