Hard Rock Cafe Paris Memorabilia
This Gene Simmons “Axe” bass was created by Cort for KISS’ 2009–2010 ‘Sonic Boom’ tour. Inspired by the custom metal axe basses he used in the ‘70s, this particular example was played onstage in Ireland on May 7th, 2010. The stage blood stains are from Gene’s infamous “blood spitting” routine.
This rare and beautiful acoustic guitar is a Grammer Johnny Cash model that the “Man in Black” himself owned in the early ‘70s. He gave this guitar to r&b legend Hank Ballard in 1971 and it eventually found its way to a fan named Richard Conti. Richard had Johnny sign it in 1995.
Clash bassist Paul Simonon not only anchored one of the greatest punk bands of all time, he was largely responsible for the English punk dress code that still resonates with fashion designers today. He wore this shirt onstage with the Clash on December 1st, 1976 and on March 11th, 1977.
Few bands from the ‘80s have enjoyed the lasting relevance and success of Bon Jovi. They are among the elite groups of the era and have evolved both creatively and commercially well into the 21st century. This absolutely stunning Yamaha doubleneck acoustic was custom built for guitarist Richie Sambora. It’s a one-of-a-kind instrument.