Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City Memorabilia
HRC044306 GENERATION X Tony James is English punk royalty. When he formed Generation X in 1976, he forged the template for pop-punk that’s still, more or less, followed today. Also, Gen X introduced the world to a good-looking young singer named William Broad. You know him as Billy Idol. Tony used this Rickenbacker bass throughout his time with Generation X. It was his go-to axe in the late ’70s. After the group split in 1981, Tony went on to form Sigue Sigue Sputnik – a sort of post-punk glam experiment that was much more about vertical hairstyles than music. These days, Tony is in Carbon/Silicon with fellow punk icon Mick Jones of the Clash.
Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots’ 1994 hit, “Interstate Love Song” was, in many ways, the group’s creative and commercial high water mark. It exists on a sort of middle ground between “grunge” and ’70s-style AM radio. Completely catchy, totally rockin’– a perfect three-minute radio hit. The accompanying video finds frontman Scott Weiland driving through a burnt-out desert, driving a burnt-out car and sporting this pink jacket. It’s a truly great video.
Steven Van Zandt
Leopard Print Jacket
Steven Van Zandt is like a living encyclopedia of American rock ’n’ roll. As a musician, songwriter, producer, arranger and radio host, he’s carried the torch for raw, vital music for over forty years. He wore this stylish jacket on stage during his 1987 Freedom–No Compromise tour.
We own a lot of Kiss costumes, but this one’s the best. Ace Frehley wore it in ’75 on the Alive!tour. Check out the burn mark on the right thigh. It’s from Ace’s “smoking guitar” routine. Too cool. Ace once told us that this costume was a hassle to wear because the shoulder rings would get in his way. He was constantly adjusting them mid-show.
This Schecter Telecaster was custom-made for Pete Townshend to use on The Who’s 1982 “farewell tour”. It has an interesting “B-bender” bridge that raises the pitch of the B string when downward pressure is applied to the guitar’s strap. This allowed Pete to approximate pedal steel licks.
Guns N' Roses
Gibson Les Paul
In the ’80s, the legendary Gibson Les Paul had fallen out of fashion with the new wave haircut set. Slash almost single-handedly changed that. Guns N’ Roses’ classic debut, Appetite For Destruction, put the Les Paul back where it’s always belonged – front and center. This gorgeous 30th anniversary goldtop with retrofitted EMG pickups was rocked, rolled and signed by Slash.