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Five Minutes with Fame: Wiz Khalifa

Friday, August 19: 9:21 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Bookmark our blog for a new video from a different artist each week!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to partner with Microsoft Zune for Five Minutes with Fame, an exclusive video series on the Zune Marketplace featuring some of the most current and noteworthy singers, songwriters and bands on today’s charts. After a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, we sit down to talk with each artist about their music, the road to their success, inspirations, being on tour, and of course, some of their favorite artists and artifacts highlighted in the Museum.

Along with the Microsoft's Zune Marketplace on PC and XBox Live, the only place you’ll be able to see these videos is right here each week on rockhall.com. This week we’re kicking off with an interview with hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa.

Possessing a keenness that belied his age, Pittsburgh, PA artist Wiz Khalifa came to be a rising star over the course of the late 2000s based on his young bravado and hardcore yet charismatic execution of rhymes. Performing since the age of 12 and consciously building up his city's hip-hop reputation, he sought to create a sound that was uniquely Pittsburgh, relying on his East Coast (Jay-Z, Wu-Tang ...


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Country music artist Jamey Johnson tours the Rock Hall

Wednesday, October 27: 5:29 p.m.
Posted by Howard Kramer
Jamey Johnson in the Rock Hall's Bruce Springsteen exhibit.

In the spring of 2008, I received a call from Brian Jennings, the program director of WGAR, the country radio station in Cleveland. A new artist was going to be visiting the station and was interested in visiting the Museum. That was the first time I met Jamey Johnson. There’s no doubt upon meeting Jamey is that he is the real deal, a sincere and true artist who has a deep and abiding respect for the true soul of music. If you’ve heard any of his records, you know what I mean. We had a great time that day walking around the museum talking about all kinds of music and bonding over our mutual love for Hank Williams, Sr. Jamey, like ol’ Hank, is from Montgomery, Alabama. We’ve kept in touch periodically through email and it’s been very satisfying to see him achieve the level of success and volume of accolades he has earned.

Last week an email shows up from Jamey saying he was in town to play at the House of Blues (a gig I was embarrassingly unaware of) and wanted to know if he could bring over a few friends. About 30 minutes ...


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