[Photos by JIMI CELESTE for Patrick McMullan]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally extended it's reach outside of Cleveland, Ohio with the opening of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Annex in Manhattan which opened it's doors Tuesday night in Soho. A few familiar New Yorkers got their Rock N' Roll on for the event including Taylor Momsen, Justin Tranter, Les Paul, Ciara, Molly Sims, Matthew Modine, Darryl McDaniels, Jessica Hart, and Ryan Locke.
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The Annex features exclusive artifacts, historic video installations, and other cool stuff from the Museum's collections like handwritten Hendrix and Michael Jackson lyrics, Elvis' motorcycle jacket, never before seen Bob Dyan private performance footage, and yes, even a urinal from CBGB's infamous bathroom. The Annex also includes a special gallery dedicated to our very own Big Apple, and it's impact on rock and roll while featuring its' own local rock and rollers.