The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Photo: AP
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to expand to Japan this year

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans to expand — into the House of the Rising Sun.

The Cleveland-based museum has announced plans to create a permanent presence in Tokyo. A short-term exhibit will open in September.

Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris says, "Japan is the second-largest music market in the world, making it the perfect place for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first international expansion."

The hall opened its doors on the shores of Lake Erie in 1995 and estimates it has had more than 10 million visitors. It houses everything from a Kurt Cobain guitar to gloves worn by Iggy Pop.


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How did they pick Cleveland anyway? Any of the following would be a lot more appropriate:

Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, London, Liverpool...

Still it will be good to have something in Japan. The John Lennon Museum was fun while it lasted.

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The RNRHOF needs to realise the bubble has burst a LONG time ago. Build it in China.

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A travesty. Rock has been co-opted by the establishment and the stupid RNRHOF is symbolic of this. Hey, come to think of it, Japan is the perfect location.

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Rock has been co-opted by the establishment

Yup. When the very first record contract was signed.

That said, if it makes the kids happy; those who never saw their idols etc, why not?

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I can remember when the likes of the Stones music was banned from public radio and now it's used in adverts.

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I can remember when the likes of the Stones music was banned from public radio and now it's used in adverts.

Not only adverts but certain political rallies...

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They should be in Memphis where the king was born and raised.

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