Love music? Then these Fotospots need to be on your must-visit list! See where bands like R.E.M, Metallica, and Nirvana got their inspiration, rock out at venues like Red Rocks and Woodstock, and snap a few photos at the world famous Sun Studio.Less
A cheerful, bright green building is where traditional soul food is cooked up. Popular among locals, Weaver D's has plenty of tourists who make the pilgrimage to taste his dishes. Dexter Weaver's home-cooked comfort food has always been a hit, but it sure didn't hurt when R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe asked him permission to use "Automatic for the People" as the title for their 1992 album which achieved platinum status.
In Viretta Park the wooden benches serve as an unofficial memorial to Kurt Cobain. Each bench has graffiti and etchings scrawled on it, messages to the tragic musician. Located near his home where he committed suicide, many have petitioned that the park be renamed after him. Parking can be hard to find so you might want to take a rideshare or public transportation.
Seattle artist Daryl Smith sculpted Jimi in his legendary pose, a look of pure ecstasy on his face. Rock stars and the general population alike have traveled to this piece of art off the beaten path, just to snap a photo of Jimi's likeness on a sidewalk.
The impact of U2s The Joshua Tree album (1988) still lives on today. The actual joshua tree used for the album art? Not so much. Still, die hard fans come from all over to worship at this fallen shrine. There's a plaque nearby and a "U2ube" time capsule where folks can leave messages about their love for the band.
Standing at the Rainbow Bar & Grill is the intimidating, stern-faced statue of the frontman for Motörhead. This was his favorite watering hole in Los Angeles; he lived and died just a couple of blocks away. Not only is the statue a tribute to a hard living bassist who was known to drink a bottle of Jack daily, it is also a testament to the power of the Internet as it was made possible only through donations via a crowdfunding campaign.
Country music's hero, Hank Williams, was memorialized in bronze in 1991. He is frozen in his trademark pose, strumming his guitar while perched slightly forward. The area is lovely too - he is located in the RiverFront district of Montgomery. It was recently moved in 2016 from its original location across from the City Hall where it had stood for almost 25 years.
This rock structure known as Red Rocks Amphitheatre is famous for open air concerts. The Amphitheater is naturally formed and seats up to 9,525 people. It is owned and operated by the city and county of Denver, Colorado and is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.
This lifelike bronze statue stands outside the Neal Blaisdell Center (formerly the Honolulu International Center Arena) to commemorate Elvis Presley’s legendary “Aloha From Hawaii” concert in January of 1972. The event, which took place at the arena, was broadcast to over 1.5 billion people worldwide via satellite (the world’s first) and it remains one of the most memorable concert events of the icon’s career.
The iconic Beastie Boys 2nd album cover, released in 1989, featured a fictional clothing store called Paul's Boutique - the fake clothing store's location was in Manhattan's lower east side at an existing clothing store location (Lee's Sportswear) on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets. The album cover front featured the clothing store but the cover folded out to reveal a panorama of the entire intersection photographed from 99 Rivington Street.
This museum and hall of fame has been recognizing noteworthy musicians since 1983. The building, overlooking Lake Erie, was designed by the iconic I.M. Pei and houses exhibits from the beginning of rock history. Your money won't be wasted here - you could easily spend several hours taking every little bit of information in.