Hard Rock Cafe S'pore reopens
Iconic restaurant-bar Hard Rock Cafe Singapore at 50, Cuscaden Road, will reopen its doors today after closing for renovations in early May.
With refurbished premises also comes an updated collection of rock 'n' roll-themed memorabilia, including a handmade Viellette Citron 8-string bass guitar that was used by Carlos Alomar in the recording of David Bowie's 1975 hit Fame and a pyjama top from Elvis Presley.
While Ms Hala Khalaf, the US memorabilia designer for this project, wants the younger generation to be exposed to more oldies, she has also included items which she hopes will resonate with the millennials.
On display are the plaid jacket that lead singer Danny O'Donoghue of Irish pop-rock band The Script wore in the music video of their 2012 track Hall Of Fame and an electric guitar used by Jonathan Chua of local pop group The Sam Willows.
When asked how much these memorabilia were valued at, Ms Khalaf said they are "priceless".
"We hope that by having such pieces, it will represent the energy that one feels at the artist's live concert and take them back to the good old days."
We hope that by having such pieces, it will represent the energy that one feels at the artist's live concert and take them back to the good old days.
- Ms Hala Khalaf, the US memorabilia designer who helped with the refurbishment of Hard Rock Cafe Singapore