CLEVELAND – Rock and Roll royalty were carved into history Monday afternoon as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum officially installed glass panels etched with the signatures of the 2015 inductees.
“If you think about the Hall of Fame, it’s really the pinnacle achievement for a lot of artists. And one of the things that are most important to fans is signatures,” said Todd Mesek, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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“We have two different panels for these signatures. They are actually in alphabetical order, we pull the panels off and they are shipped off,” said Mesek.
This year, the glass panels were shipped back signed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The “5” Royales, Green Day, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, and Bill Withers.
“We take these signatures from the artists themselves. Or in the case of artists that have passed away, we take something from a contract they had and use a strong signature from there and it’s actually etched in the glass,” added Mesek.
It’s all part of the celebration leading up to the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday evening.
The Greater Cleveland RTA is also joining in the spirit of Rock Week.
“Beginning Monday and throughout the whole week, our operators are entering into the fun. They picked their favorite rock star and will dressed like them during their routes,” said Linda Krecic, with the RTA.
Stay with FOX 8 News all week for LIVE coverage of Rock Hall Week and coverage of Saturday’s Induction Ceremony.