Grammy Museum Plans ‘Heavy Metal History’ Exhibition

Exhibit will be an interactive experience spanning four decades & featuring countless memorabilia items.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE has announced plans to debut their new exhibit "Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal" on April 11.  The show, a collaboration with Revolver Magazine, will open in conjunction with Revolver's The Golden Gods of Metal awards show.

While most of us have come to the general realization that the Grammys represent neither popular music opinion or artistic merit, the History of Metal exhibition looks like a great trip down metal's Memory Lane, with "rare artifacts from iconic metal bands" like instruments, stage props, handwritten lyrics and costumes on display. There will also be "interactive experiences" like "metal riff stations," a vocal "scream" booth and a double kick drum that teaches visitors Heavy Metal drumming. 

The effort to educate visitors on the origins, subgenres and nuance of the metal world is a massive undertaking, spanning over four decades and including countless names both familiar and obscure to the average headbanger.

Will the scene be like a more interactive Hard Rock Cafe, with 80s Tarzan-style leopard codpieces and Ozzy's legendary headless bat? In all likelihood it'll be a classier affair than that, but we can still dream for exhibits like this: