Seattle's new Experience Music Project announced Thursday that its grand opening will be June 23. The strange-looking building will be an interactive museum devoted to American popular music. Among the highlights in the museum's collection are Eric Clapton's "Brownie" guitar, a 1956 Fender Stratocaster made famous by Clapton's guitar anthem "Layla"; the world's largest Jimi Hendrix Collection, including guitars, costumes, handwritten lyrics, sound recordings and other artifacts relating to his career; handwritten lyrics of Kurt Cobain and other artifacts from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and other bands that created the Seattle Sound of the '80s and '90s; and the "Wheels of Steel" that Grandmaster Flash used in helping invent hip-hop.
Seattle's museum of modern music
By Deseret News