Starting April 1st, Bruce Springsteen fans will be heading to Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen,” a new exhibit featuring artifacts from the New Jersey legend’s four-decade career. The exhibit opens just three days before Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack and Little Anthony and the Imperials are inducted into the Rock Hall at a star-studded April 4th ceremony in Ohio. (See all Rolling Stone’s essential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coverage.) Springsteen, himself a 1999 inductee, will become the subject of the Museum’s most elaborate exhibit dedicated to a single artist. You can get an exclusive look at at the exhibit right now in our gallery: Bruce Springsteen – Artifacts From His Four-Decade Career and more information in our current issue, on stands now.
The Springsteen exhibit contains photos and pieces of memorabilia that date back to the mid-1960s, when Bruce was playing with his first band, the Castiles. Some of the featured objects include the outfit Springsteen wore on the cover of The River, E Street Band keyboardist Danny Federici’s accordion, Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics to “Born In The U.S.A.” and a guitar used by Springsteen on the 2006 Seeger Sessions tour.
Springsteen’s Working on a Dream tour also kicks off on April 1st, in San Jose, California. For more on the trek, don’t miss our interview with the E Street’s Steven Van Zandt.