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Monday, April 23, 2012

Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal Exhibit - Virtual Tour & Interviews (Starring: Phil Soussan, Jose Mangin & Dean Schachtel)

On Tuesday, April 11, 2012, the GRAMMY Museum® in cooperation with Revolver Magazine, debutted a major NEW exhibition, called: Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal.  Through rare artifacts from iconic Metal bands and interactive experiences, the exhibit is a lesson about the origins of Heavy Metal, its many sub-genres, the bands that made Heavy Metal famous and offer a look into the controversy that has surrounded the genre for the past four decades.

This historical event was launched on the same day as the REVOLVER Golden Gods Award Show, which took place next door at Club Nokia at L.A. This is the first major museum exhibition to explore Heavy Metal in America, and the genre’s impact across the globe.  Visitors will enjoy a wide-array of items, including:

\m/ Handwritten lyrics and sketches from Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister;
\m/ Several wardrobe pieces, from acts like Black Sabbath and Gwar;
\m/ Stage props from bands such as Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Slayer and more;
\m/ An interactive “scream booth,” designed to introduce Metal vocal technique;
\m/  Several famous guitars including Chuck Schuldiner’s (DEATH) B.C. Rich Stealth;
\m/ Concert posters,  tour books and fan memorabilia

We were there to witness this amazing moment for OUR music. During our visit to the first-ever museum devoted to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, we had our camera's rolling in order to show you a virtual tour of the museum. We also had the chance to chat with Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, RONNIE JAMES DIO, BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL BAND & More), Jose Mangin (Sirius XM, Headbangers Ball, Latination) and Dean Schachtel (DIO's right hand man). Grab a cold one and get ready to witness Heavy Music history!


- Bob Santelli, Executive Director, The GRAMMY Museum
- Ali Stuebner, Registrar, The GRAMMY Museum
- Kait Stuebner, Co-curator, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal
- Andie Cox, Co-curator, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal


Exhibit runs April 11, 2012 to February, 2013


The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite A245
Los Angeles, CA 90015

(Near the corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard, one block from STAPLES Center)

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