March 12, 2006

Curating the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The WaPo has an interview with the curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Interesting facts:

The artists these days have become so aware of the value of their collectibles that some of the bands keep an archivist on their staff.

Bob Dylan is the artist they've had the hardest time getting donations from.

Some artists, like Green Day, demand and get private afterhours tours of the museum, while others -- unnamed -- just go in and mingle with the riffraff.

Related post: "Notes on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" (my visit to the museum).


Troy said...

I love the way Green Day "keeps it real". What else to expect from a band who so bravely rages against the machine from their multinational corporate paid life. Seems American Idiot is autobiographical.

M. Simon said...

Bob Dylan donated $20,000 to a park project in Rockford, Illinois during one of his tours a few years back.