Two pieces of the "Treasures of the Hard Rock" traveling memorabilia exhibit stop at the Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh this week.
The Station Square restaurant/club will play host to "Gone Too Soon" and "Music Gives Back." The first one pays tribute to artists whose lives were and includes Michael Jackson's studded leather jacket from his Bad tour, Kurt Cobain's eighth-grade yearbook, an outfit from Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' TLC's CrazySexyCool tour and guitar Bob Marley used to record "Is This Love."
"Music Gives Back -- Rock 'n' Roll Philanthropy" focuses on artists who have worked with the Hard Rock on charitable campaigns, and features items including Elton John's sequined "Uncle Sam" outfit, a purple silk shirt worn on stage by Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon's iconic round glasses.
"We have spent nearly two years, scouring our 77,000 piece collection, to pull together a collection that will wow our guests," Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock Historian and tour curator said in a statement. "The collection showcases a unique part of music history and gives fans an opportunity to see that history first-hand."
The Hard Rock also will reveal a newly remodeled Cafe with new permanent memorabilia, including items from The Who, Pearl Jam, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Kiss, Bob Marley, plus local legends Perry Como and Donnie Iris.
"Treasures of the Hard Rock" runs through Sunday. For more info, visit www.hardrock.com.