Highly Anticipated “Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock & Roll” Exhibit Arrives At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame On November 22

Tickets On Sale Now For Exclusive Opening Event With Special Guest Inductees From The Eagles, Heart, And Metallica

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ( 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Phone: 216.781.7625) will launch its much-anticipated exhibit celebrating iconic musical instruments that gave rock & roll its signature sound. “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” opens at the Rock Hall on November 22, 2019 following a blockbuster stint at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where it topped 600,000 visitors. Co-organized with The Met, the exhibit offers a rare, in-depth look at the artists and instruments that made possible many of the songs we know and love. This is the only time these iconic instruments will be seen together in one massive collection.

“Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock & Roll” Exhibit Arrives At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame On November 22

To celebrate the occasion, the Rock Hall is inviting fans to an opening event with several Inductees whose iconic instruments are part of the exhibit including Don Felder formerly of The Eagles, Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica. Tickets for the “Play It Loud” opening event on November 21st at 8 p.m. EST at the Museum are on sale now at ticketing.rockhall.com. Tickets are $30 for members and $50 for non-members and include full touring privileges of Rock Hall exhibits (including “Play It Loud”), live music and entertainment, a complimentary drink ticket, and dessert bar.

Angus Young Gibson SG Play It Loud

Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” is the largest single exhibit ever at the Rock Hall and takes over four floors. Instruments showcased span from 1939 to today and many have never been displayed outside of their original concert performance settings.

Louis Jordan Saxophone Play It Loud

The exhibit is organized thematically, exploring how musicians embraced and advanced emerging technologies, the phenomenon of the “guitar god,” the crafting of a visual identity using instruments, and the destruction of instruments in some live performances, one of rock’s most defining gestures.

Tom Morello Guitar Play It Loud
Depeche Mode Triple ARP Synthesizer Play It Loud

From Bruce Springsteen’s iconic guitar to a flamboyant costume worn by Prince to videotaped interviews with artists, fans can examine personal items up close, including:

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Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ Lives Again

Deluxe Reissue Features Extensive Rare Bonus Material

Sticky Fingers,’ one of the most revered albums in the storied catalog of the legendary Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of admirers. The 1971 classic — which captured the band at the absolute peak of their powers, on timeless tracks such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch,’ ‘Sister Morphine‘ and ‘Dead Flowers‘ — will be reissued by Universal Music in a variety of formats worldwide on May 25 2015 (May 26 in North America).

Universal Music Enterprises - Sticky Fingers 2015 Packshot: Rolling Stones' 'Sticky Fingers' Reissue Released on May 26, 2015, (Original CD, Deluxe, Deluxe Edition Boxset, Super Deluxe Edition Boxset, Original LP, Deluxe Double LP Set, Deluxe Double LP Set-Limited Edition Spanish Cover, Digital Downloads) (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

Universal Music Enterprises – Sticky Fingers 2015 Packshot: Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ Reissue Released on May 26, 2015, (Original CD, Deluxe, Deluxe Edition Boxset, Super Deluxe Edition Boxset, Original LP, Deluxe Double LP Set, Deluxe Double LP Set-Limited Edition Spanish Cover, Digital Downloads) (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

STICKY FINGERS WILL BE REISSUED BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS WORLDWIDE ON MAY 25/26, 2015

STICKY FINGERS IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW:
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STICKY FINGERS FORMATS:

Original CD
Remastered album with 12 page booklet.

Original LP
Remastered album on black heavyweight vinyl plus 12×12 insert.

Deluxe 2CD
Remastered album plus bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances with 24 page booklet.

Deluxe Edition Boxset
Remastered album, bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances plus DVD with 2 tracks from ‘Live At The Marquee’.
All housed in a presentation box with 72 page hardback picture book and 4 postcard set.

Super Deluxe Edition Boxset
Remastered album and bonus CD featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances.
Plus ‘Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out’ CD, a DVD featuring 2 tracks from ‘Live At The Marquee’ and 7″ vinyl with Brown Sugar and Wild Horses.
All housed in a presentation box with hardback book complete with real zip.
Plus print, poster, 4 postcard set and mini replica of band cut out.
The carefully put together 120 page limited edition book recounts the making of this classic Stones album with an extensive essay by Nick Kent, embellished with previously unpublished images of the band and lavishly illustrated with metallic gold ink throughout.

Deluxe Double LP Set
Remastered album and bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances on two black heavyweight vinyls’.
Housed in an outer wallet with real zip.

Deluxe Double LP Set – Limited Edition Spanish Cover (e-commerce only)
Remastered album and bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances on two black heavyweight vinyls.
Housed in an outer wallet with Spanish cover.

Standard Download
Remastered album.

Deluxe Download
Remastered album plus bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances. Fans who pre-order on iTunes will receive an instant download of previously unreleased track ‘Wild Horses Acoustic’.

Super Deluxe Download
Remastered album, bonus tracks featuring previously unreleased alternate takes and live performances, plus ‘Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out’ live tracks. Fans who pre-order on iTunes will receive an instant download of previously unreleased track ‘Wild Horses Acoustic’.

Sticky Fingers‘, produced by regular confidant Jimmy Miller, was recorded in the remote location of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama. The band then reconvened, back home in the UK at both Jagger’s Stargroves country home (with the Rolling Stones Mobile) and Olympic Studios in London. ‘Sticky Fingers‘ was released shortly after the Stones became exiled in the south of France, leaving Britain after a sensational farewell tour. It also featured some of the most ground breaking artwork in rock history by Andy Warhol with its famous working zip on the front cover. Recreated in the Super Deluxe and Double Vinyl Deluxe Editions of the new package.

On April 23, 1971, 504 days after that first session in Alabama, ‘Sticky Fingers‘ was released, cheered on by media and public alike. “It is the latest beautiful chapter in the continuing story of the greatest rock group in the world,” wrote Rolling Stone.

As the album hit the shops that spring, ‘Brown Sugar’ hit the charts, and by early May, ‘Sticky Fingers‘ had become the band’s sixth UK #1 LP. Its four-week reign was matched by its performance in the US, and it also raced to the top in Australia, Canada and through much of Europe. As the aura grew around this essential part of the Stones’ epic story, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and became one of their four titles in the top 100 of Rolling Stone‘s critics’ poll of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Sticky Fingers‘ has been repeatedly hailed as one of the Stones’ all-time great albums, capturing their trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. It continued the incredible outpouring of creative energy that had produced 1968’s ‘Beggars Banquet‘ and ‘Let It Bleed‘ in 1969. After ‘Sticky Fingers‘, the Stones’ relocation to the south of France led to the double album masterpiece ‘Exile On Main St.’ The highly acclaimed ‘Sticky Fingers‘ showcased the ever more inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor.

The reissue arrives as The Rolling Stones continue to captivate audiences around the world with their stunning live performances. Last year’s 14 On Fire tour saw the band play for over a million fans and in 2015 the Stones will set out on a North American tour of stadiums and festivals. The Rolling Stones newly branded RS- ‘ZIP CODE’ Tour‘ will kick off in late May, see rollingstones.com for details.

The new editions of ‘Sticky Fingers‘ follow the worldwide critical and commercial success of the Stones’ two previous deluxe reissues, for ‘Exile‘ itself (which took the album back to No. 1 in the UK in 2010, 38 years after it first topped the chart) and the 1978 classic ‘Some Girls,’ repackaged in 2011.

As with those expanded releases, millions of Stones devotees will be hugely excited by not only the original album but the generous selection of previously unavailable material contained within the Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single ‘Brown Sugar‘ featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of ‘Bitch,’ ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking‘ and ‘Dead Flowers‘; an acoustic take on the anthemic ‘Wild Horses‘, and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including ‘Honky Tonk Women‘ and ‘Midnight Rambler.’

The Super Deluxe edition will also house ‘Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!‘ the 13-track audio recording of the Stones’ gig in Leeds in March 1971, shortly before their “exile” in France began. The set included versions of the just-completed ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Bitch‘ and ‘Dead Flowers,’ one of their many authentic forays into country music territory.

There’s also a chance to see two numbers from the band’s famous Marquee Club show of March 26, 1971. Other features of the Super Deluxe Edition include a beautiful 120 page hardback book complete with real zip, featuring new liner notes and many rare and unseen photographs from the era plus a print, postcard set and more.

The welcome reappearance of ‘Sticky Fingers’ will not only restate the pre-eminence of this album landmark, but add even greater distinction to perhaps the greatest catalogue in rock music.

Sticky Fingers is available to pre order now. Pre orders placed on iTunes for Deluxe and Super Deluxe versions will receive an instant download of a previously unreleased, acoustic version of ‘Wild Horses‘. The track is also available to download and stream. Watch the lyric video here.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars & Miguel To Perform At The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Ceremony to Be Live At The MGM Grand In Las Vegas, Airing On ABC Sunday, May 19

Awards Show Tickets Now

Some of today’s biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Prince, Bruno Mars and Miguel are set to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

2013 Billboard Music Awards Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Billboard)

2013 Billboard Music Awards Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Billboard)

In addition to delivering multiple unforgettable performances, the awards show will also honor Billboard chart-topper and world-renowned music legend Prince with the Billboard Icon Award highlighting his unique journey and history of groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry during the broadcast, which will be executive produced by Don Mischer (Don Mischer Productions). More musical acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For awards show updates and ticketing information, visit www.billboard.com.

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