Posted in music on August 17, 2008

Bloomberg and Billy Joel

New York City is hoping an annex of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opening this year will boost tourism, as well as commemorate the artists and music venues that formed the city's rock history.

The annex to Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is due to open in the art-and-fashion district of SoHo in November, and will feature such memorabilia as Bruce Springsteen's first car, a 1957 Chevy Convertible.

It will also house an original phone booth from the downtown music club CBGB where Patti Smith and Ramones played, and have interactive maps highlighting venues like Studio 54 and The Hotel Chelsea.[Reuters]

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Comments (20)

why do we need to boost tourism? there are tons of tourists already, we're good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 10:49 PM

yes because what NYC is lacking is tourists.

wtf? waste of money.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 11:02 PM

I like how Reuters India filed this story under Hollywood.

Posted by Apu Whatsmynameagainwhatsmynameagain | August 17, 2008 11:57 PM

more tourists=more money.

more money=more power.

more power=more bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 12:37 AM

your either for people or for money.

Posted by M.I.A. | August 18, 2008 1:01 AM

awesome! an interactive map!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 1:10 AM

I love the need to rag on this already...personally, I think it's a great thing.

Posted by CN | August 18, 2008 8:09 AM

and i thought the original rock n roll hall of fame was a waste

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 8:48 AM

rock n' roll never should have had a 'hall of fame' in the first place. it has been obvious for decades that any honest, youthful anti-establishment ethos upon which rock was once based have been co-opted by the corporate machine built to cynically exploit that very sentiment to maximum profit (so buy up your rage against the machine tickets, kids). but let the old folks have it, they like that kind of stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 8:57 AM

Forget the rock and roll hall of fame, the hard rock cafe is where it's at. I have the t-shirt to prove it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 9:14 AM

WHY ARE PEOPLE PADDLEBOARDING IN THE EAST RIVER?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 9:16 AM

Springsteen's first car is shite.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 9:26 AM

I'm with Anon 8:09
Any museum having to do with Rock is worth seeing imo.
Bring that shit on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 9:48 AM

Funny how the dope who was responsible for many of the closings of famous nyc-only rock sites wants to boost tourism with such a generic scheme as a museum.

And who needs more fucking tourists?I was at 34th st the other day and there was nothing but morons from god knows where snapping pictures of shoe stores.


Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 10:19 AM

"The annex to Cleveland-based"..that says it all.

Instead of having saved living and breathing important nyc-only rock n roll sites like CBGB's from ruin,there will be a museum for rich folks in suits to walk through.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 10:37 AM

no one who builds a rock museum really wants the authentic rock experience (going to an actual rock show in a dank club).

the authentic rock experience is too loud, too sweaty for them. the authentic rock experience has had a beer spilled on it, conflicts with weeknight TV and smells a lot like Mick Jagger's groin.

they don't want the rock expereience...they want the Rock Experience Cofee Table Book. now in convenient museum form.

Posted by the jim | August 18, 2008 12:48 PM

"Funny how the dope who was responsible for many of the closings of famous nyc-only rock sites wants to boost tourism with such a generic scheme as a museum."

"Instead of having saved living and breathing important nyc-only rock n roll sites like CBGB's from ruin"

Did either of you ever pay attention to how and why CB's and other places closed? What did any of it have to do with Bloomberg? NY has been about money and real estate since whitey showed up. So, how is it any different now? Maybe CBGBs would've survived if it didn't suck for over a decade.

BTW that white Mosrite up there was Johnny's, bequeathed to a friend of mine who in turn lent it to museum people. It belongs in NY.

Posted by Noisejoke | August 18, 2008 1:33 PM

Mick Jagger's groin smells a lot better than you'd think it would. like spaghettio's.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 1:41 PM

Man, I really fucking hate Billy Joel.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 5:53 PM

Billy Joel kinda rules because he's admittedly into music to get babes..

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2008 1:17 PM

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