Rock & Roll Hall of Fame showcase new garage band exhibit, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC performs

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame showcase new garage band exhibit, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC performs
Darryl McDaniels of RUN-DMC performs at newly unveiled exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage, on Friday, June 28th, 2019. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It’s tricky to rock a rhyme but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new exhibit that will help you learn how.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame unveiled yet another awesome exhibit, ‘The Garage,’ with special guest, Darryl McDaniels from Run-DMC on Friday, June 28.

The new addition is an interactive garage band, where fans will be able to grab an instrument and play alongside friends and watch their performances later.

Director of Communication for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Shauna Wilson, says there are four parts to the exhibit. The first is hands-on, learning how to play the instruments. Participants will be able to choose from 16 songs to learn.

A look at the learning section of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's new exhibit, The Garage.
A look at the learning section of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's new exhibit, The Garage. (Source: WOIO)

The second area is the lounge. Wilson describes it as an area where you can take what you learned and pick up an instrument to practice newly acquired skills.

She says the lounge design is meant to give that garage or basement feel that artists start in.

A look at the lounge section of the new exhibit unveiled at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage.
A look at the lounge section of the new exhibit unveiled at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage. (Source: WOIO)

The third area is the jam room. This is where it is time to put the work to test and jam out collaboratively with friends. Even if you go alone, Wilson says they always have a team of musicians there.

“You are never alone, cause our team will jump in with you.”
Shauna Wilson, Director of Communications at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
A look at the jam room in the newly unveiled exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage.
A look at the jam room in the newly unveiled exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage. (Source: WOIO)

The final part to the exhibit is creating personalized band brand logos and merchandise. The design station allows visitors to design a logo for their band, email the design to them-self, and print out two free stickers of their design.

A look at the Brand the Band station at the newly unveiled exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage.
A look at the Brand the Band station at the newly unveiled exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Garage. (Source: WOIO)

McDaniels, a 2009 Hall of Fame inductee, previewed the Museum’s new exhibit and gave a special performance in the exhibit’s jam room. His performance included two songs-- his 1987 hit “It’s Tricky” and a cover of Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way.”

Darryl McDaniels performance

The interactive experience will be the first in the museum’s 24-year-history.

It will be open to the public starting July 1.

For the preview Greg Harris, President, CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was in attendance.

(Source: (Photo: Frank Micelotta Archive/Getty Images))

The rap group was the second hip hop act to be inducted in 2009, behind Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

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