If you thought KISS had a legitimate complaint about their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, try and fathom being removed from the Rock Hall…literally.
Such is the case for legendary DJ Alan Freed’s ashes, which his son Lance told to CNN.com are being removed from the Rock Hall Museum in Cleveland, coincidentally just days after the museum made room for a new exhibit highlighting various outfits from pop/R&B superstar Beyonce.
“I thought this was the last move, but then I got this call to move him. He said, ‘You’ve got to come pick him up,’” Lance Freed said.
Rock Hall Executive Director Greg Harris says that, “The museum world is moving away from exhibiting remains” and defended the accusations that Freed ashes were removed to make way for the Beyonce exhibit by saying “Rock and roll isn’t just about yesterday.”
Considering the Rock Hall Museum is in Cleveland mostly because of Freed’s role in rock history, removing his ashes for a couple of leotards is incredibly tasteless, if that is the case.
And if Freed was removed in favor of Beyonce, what’s next? Dick Clark artifacts being removed to make room for Miley Cyrus’s tacky bear one-piece?!