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Sin City Calling: Museum dedicated to punk rock set to open in Las Vegas

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Cleveland may have the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but Las Vegas will soon be home to the Punk Rock Museum.

The upcoming institution is set to open in Sin City on January 13, 2023.

“The Punk Rock Museum…proudly shoves in your face the history, culture, and absurdity of rock n’ roll’s bastard step-child,” reads its website. “This museum invites lifelong fans and curious looky-loos of all ages to experience a hands-on, uniquely punk rock experience.”

According to Spin, the Punk Rock Museum is being spearheaded by NOFX frontman “Fat Mike” Burkett along with investors including Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear, Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and skateboarding icon Tony Hawk.

So far, items related or belonging to artists including Blondie, Rise Against, Sum 41 and Devo will be put on display.

“If you’re a punk band, you’re f***ing in,” Fat Mike says. “It’s that simple.”

For more info, visit ThePunkRockMuseum.com.

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