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'Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll' exhibit set to launch at New York's 'Met' Museum

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Published on April 2, 2019 - Duration: 01:05s

'Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll' exhibit set to launch at New York's 'Met' Museum

It's only 'Rock and Roll,' but one of the world's preeminent museums likes it; New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will display instruments from Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Kurt Cobain, Lady Gaga and more until October 1.

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'Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll' exhibit set to launch at New York's 'Met' Museum

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(No Reporter Narration.) STORY: Rock and Roll is now as old as many grandparents and so to mark the genre's historical impact, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is rolling out its first exhibit on the style.

Primed to formally open to the public on April 8, "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll," features more than 130 instruments and other items dating from 1939 to 2017.

To do justice to its star-studded pieces, the Met offered a star-studded preview of the exhibit at its Manhattan location Monday (April 1).

In attendance were rockers, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller and Tina Weymouth.

Also present at the Met was Don Felder of the Eagles, who performed "Hotel California" amid the classic sculptures of the Met's Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court.

The pieces of the exhibit reflect the eclectic influences and history of Rock and Roll.

There are modern items like Lady Gaga's custom-designed piano in the exhibit.

But there's also Chuck Berry's electric guitar ES-350T from 1957.

Iconic set pieces like that of the Beatles are featured prominently in the exhibit.

Instruments come from a host of musicians like Bo Diddley and Buddy Holly, as well as Keith Richards and Kurt Cobain.

The trajectory of the exhibit traces the changing technologies of Rock and Roll.

The Met is located along Fifth Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The exhibit will be open to the public from April 8 until October 1, 2019.

(Production by: Dan Fastneberg)

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