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Carnegie welcomes veteran rock producer

The exhibit of Rock and Roll memorabilia at the Carnegie Arts Center is coming to close, but won’t be leaving the stage without a peek behind the scenes.

Rock ‘n roll industry vet, Frank Munoz, will talk about the Carnegie ROCKS! collection tonight and share his personal first-hand industry experiences as an American music producer, film producer, songwriter, screenwriter and photographer. Some of his production work has included stadium concerts such as Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Pink Floyd, The Cure and KISS' 1992 Tour "Revenge."

Munoz has also worked with Metallica for more than 17 years and to this day still serves as the band’s personal assistant for their ongoing world tours, both in the recording studio and on each band member's individual projects.

The “Rock Tawk with Frank” is set for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Carnegie Arts Center. The presentation is included in the price of admission, which is $12 general and $10 for Carnegie Arts Center members.

Carnegie ROCKS! is a one of a kind exhibit is from the collection of Turlock’s Matt Swanson. It features more than 40 original electric and acoustic guitars that were strummed by some of Rock and Roll’s most iconic musicians. The collection spans the period from the 1930's to the present, with an emphasis on the 1960's and forward.

A Marshall stack used by Steve Vai on David Lee Roth's "Eat Em and Smile" tour will be on view along with an original 1959 Telefunken microphone used by Les Paul, a Monteleone guitar, and memorabilia such as a vintage sign proclaiming "The Iridium Proudly Presents Les Paul" from the Iridium Jazz Club in New York. Other items include the red strat used by Brad Gillis on the Ozzy Osbourne and Night Ranger tours and Cheap Trick’s drum kit used to record “I Want You to Want Me.”

One of the highlights of the exhibit is the 1974 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul guitar played by Ace Frehley in the mid to late 1970s when KISS was at their height.

Munoz has served as the coordinator for the exhibit.

The exhibit closes Sunday.