Metalocalypse is Now at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Ma Rainey, Madonna, Mahalia Jackson, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Metallica… Metalocalypse?
While you won’t find the much-celebrated, cult hit, metal TV show nestled in amongst the “M” section of the 323 official inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you will find a nod to the show and the world’s greatest metal band Dethklok included in a new exhibit recently installed into the Hall.
The exhibit, Stay Tuned: Rock on TV, explores television’s role in shaping and spreading rock music (and vice versa). The Hall’s official website teases of the exhibition, which opened on May 26th:
“From the Ed Sullivan Show to The Voice, rock and roll has shaped television (and vice versa). This special exhibit tells the story of how TV launched rock’s iconic stars, brought them into our homes, kept them in the spotlight and connected them to us with music and visual imagery.”
Original artwork from Metalocalypse is included in the exhibit alongside artifacts and information from The Ed Sullivan Show, Saturday Night Live, MTV, Jem, Johnny Bravo and a number of other programs spanning the last several decades. Check out some photos of the gallery via Metalocalypse co-creator Jonathan Schnepp below along with an official video trailer for the exhibit (with the very appropriate background track of Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing”).
I'm very proud to have my original concept art I did for #metalocalypse hanging at the #rockandrollhalloffame museum's art show "Stay Tuned" pic.twitter.com/qWRbZr3l6j
— Jon Schnepp (@JonSchnepp) May 31, 2018
[via Ghost Cult Mag]