The GRAMMY Museum to Premier First Major Exhibition To Explore The History of Heavy Metal

by laliveinsider on Wed., Feb 15 at 03:30 PM

Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal To Open April 11, 2012, In Conjunction With The REVOLVER Golden Gods Award Show

LOS ANGELES (Feb 15, 2012) - The GRAMMY Museum, in conjunction with REVOLVER Magazine, has announced additional details surrounding the Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal exhibit, set to open on April 11, 2012. Launching on the same day as the REVOLVER Golden Gods Award Show taking place next door at Club Nokia, this will be the first major museum exhibition to explore the more than four-decade history of Heavy Metal in America, and the genre's impact across the globe.

\"We are thrilled to be partnering with REVOLVER Magazine to tell the story of heavy metal,\" said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. \"This exhibit is dedicated to the legions of metalheads around the world who have made the genre what it is today.\"

This one-of-a-kind exhibit will provide an in-depth look at the genre by drawing attention to the artists and moments that exemplified Heavy Metal as we know it. The goal is to capture the elaborate innovation that helped develop the genre from the late 1960s to present day. Through rare artifacts from iconic metal bands and interactive experiences, the exhibit will teach visitors about the origins of Heavy Metal, its many subgenres, the bands that made Heavy Metal famous and offer a look into the controversy that has surrounded the genre. The exhibit will bring together more than 40 diverse artifacts, rare photographs, handwritten lyrics, interactive experiences and more.

In addition to the exhibit, Golden Gods: The History Of Heavy Metal will also include a host of public programming events, educational curricula, intimate performances, lectures, and more. Additional information will be released in the coming weeks as specific exhibit information and related event information becomes available including V.I.P. preview dates and confirmed talent.

Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal will be on display in The GRAMMY Museum's Special Exhibits Gallery - where temporary exhibits are showcased on a rotating basis - through February, 2013. The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, and Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE district, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

About The GRAMMY Museum

Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.

About REVOLVER Magazine

Revolver is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for over 10 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can't find anywhere else. The home of The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock, Revolver also features horror movies, mixed martial arts, tattoos, action sports, and more. The cover of the magazine was recently named by Billboard to be the #1 place to get maximum exposure as a hard-rock artist. Revolver sponsors over 20 hard-rock tours each year, including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Its website features exclusive interviews, music and video, photo-shoot outtakes, and contests. Revolver is also the official partner of Phunware for RevolverTV, the main home of hard rock and heavy metal programming on all mobile phones, producing new features weekly on over 200 mobile networks including the latest versions of Android and iPhone.

Media Contacts:

Andie Cox
The GRAMMY Museum
[email protected]

Joe Schneider
Rogers & Cowan, For The Revolver Golden God Awards
[email protected]

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