Cleveland Calling: Clash Get Exhibited at Rock Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is giving the Clash (inducted in 2003) the royal treatment with a weekend of events celebrating the unveiling of the new exhibit, “Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash,” which will be open from Oct. 21-April 15. The first event, which takes place on Oct. 20, will be open only to members of the Rock Hall and will feature appearances by original Clash guitarist Mick Jones and drummer Terry Chimes, as well as Joe Strummer’s widow Lucinda Mellor. The exhibit will open to the public Oct. 21 with a Hall of Fame Series discussion featuring Jones. The exhibit itself will feature items like Strummer’s Fender Telecaster, Jones’ Gibson Les Paul Jr., bassist Paul Simonon’s smashed bass guitar from the cover of London Calling, and handwritten lyrics for London Calling, Know Your Rights, and Clampdown. “If you told me 30 years ago that we were going to be in a museum, we would have laughed at you,” Jones said in a statement.

The exhibit is set to coincide with the Oct. 31 release of the box set The Clash — The Singles, which includes 19 U.K. singles.

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