Shock Rock legends, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Alice Cooper and Dennis Dunaway were on hand Monday July 16 to dedicate the Rock Hall's new exhibit Part of the Machine: Rock and Pinball. The pair spent time talking with Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris and the media about the connection between pinball machines and Rock and Roll, and played the inaugural round of the new pinball machine, Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle! Also on display is an original Andy Warhol electric chair painting that belongs to Alice Cooper, clothing from Metallica, Beatles memorabilia, and Peter Criss' KISS The Farewell Tour drum kit.
Alice and Dennis also took the time to talk with me about their WMMS and Cleveland memories, hearing their music on the radio for the first time, and how their early, hand-built stage props would sometimes cause hairy situations!
And if the Rock Hall wasn't already my favorite place in town, they went ahead and added pinball! My wife may not see me for a while!
The exhibit, which will be open at the Rock Hall until September, features several (ready to to played!) Rock and music themed pinball machines including Guns N' Roses, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, two different Kiss machines, and more!
You NEED to go check this out!
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Photos by Nancy Benecki-Hawkins