- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 10, 2005

The annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, set for Monday in New York, has come to outshine the hall itself. The museum, in faraway Cleveland, is more a vestigial warehouse than a thriving cultural institution. Maybe these artifacts would liven it up:

Mick Jagger’s black book — The prurient could certainly get satisfaction from a peek, but the building may not be big enough to contain it — and Mr. Jagger would be too stingy to donate it.

A rock-songs-in-commercials exhibit Complete with contracts —sted of legal papers , for a song well sold.

Interactive bootleg bonanza — Rock purists often love bootleg recordings as much as their favorite artists’ official releases and would jump at the chance to discover “lost” performances. Fat chance in this anti-piracy climate.

Mugshot gallery — You’ve seen the mock playing cards. So how ‘bout a one-stop shop for portraits of rock’s most notorious lawbreakers?

The catwalk — This could be a traveling show: Supermodel rock-star wives shimmy-shimmy to the music of their staggeringly less attractive husbands.



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