Hard Rock Cafe Phuket Memorabilia
Sleeveless Leather Coat
Anyone who’s even remotely interested in killer guitar playing is aware of John 5. A huge talent and so adept with his instrument, he’s easily transcended the spooky metal genre he’s identified with. An alumnus of both Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, John brought a level of musical sophistication to a genre better known for superficial shock tactics. He’s even a badass country picker! This puke-yellow, floor-length leather coat was worn onstage by John in 2006 while on tour with Rob Zombie. He donated it to the Hard Rock at the 2006 “Earthday Birthday” concert in Orlando.
Before he went on a fourteen-year mission to try and create the ultimate rock record with Chinese Democracy (how’d that work out for you, Axl?), G & R’s frontman, Axl Rose, was actually a pretty amazing rock star. He wore this incredibly badass white leather jacket during Guns’ Appetite For Destruction heyday.
Here’s yet another reason why rock stars are cooler than you: they can wear boots like these and look fantastic. If you put these on, you’d look like a complete idiot (you’d be seven inches taller, though). Kiss’ resident pretty-boy frontman, Paul Stanley, rocked these kicks on the band’s 1998–1999 Psycho Circus tour and didn't even break an ankle.
Andreas Shark Guitar
Guitarist Kat Dyson used this unique Andreas Shark guitar on numerous Prince sessions during her time in the New Power Generation. This somewhat bizarre instrument has an aluminum fretboard and a body style unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It’s an exceptionally high-quality axe.
Hank Williams, Jr.
Custom Guild G-45
Bocephus strummed this absolutely gorgeous Guild acoustic on his 1993 album Out of Left Field. The album was a return to form for Hank after spending the eighties mired in the over-produced “Nashville pop” that plagued so many classic country artists during that decade. He’s also pictured on the album’s cover strumming this fine axe.
Performance Contract Addendum
Here’s a document that’s truly of its time. With all the social upheaval in the late ’60s, this concert promoter deemed it necessary to protect himself from “riot, civil disorder, government intervention, or act of God” during a 1969 Janis Joplin gig. Government intervention? The Nixon era had begun.