The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame could be in for some competition this fall when ex-Monkee Davy Jones opens his dream museum in Beaverton, PA.
Jones, who topped the charts in the 1960s with hits such as Daydream Believer, tells TV Guide Online that he'll open his Davy Jones Rock and Roll Museum this September in a barn-like former Lutheran church in the region he now calls home. Featured bands, he says, will include chart-toppers like the Monkees and KC and the Sunshine Band that haven't made the cut into the original Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"I'm not going to wait to be inducted into that," says Jones, whose own museum will be packed with Monkees mementos plus memorabilia from such music biz pals as Pete Townshend and Neil Young. "I can't believe the Monkees are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That is a joke. We were the forerunners from the '60s."
Jones hopes his museum will also play host to his many esoteric interests, including a film school, a lecture series on horseriding (he's an ex-jockey), table tennis, a cancer research fund and a boxing ring where he'll manage women boxers.
Meanwhile, the indefatigable singer says he's busy thinking up new tour ideas. He says he'd like to tour with singer Jill Sobule (I Kissed a Girl) in gay bath houses. He'd also like to do a show with Reba McIntire at the Grand Old Opry, or possibly with Sheena Easton, who's currently starring with David Cassidy in Las Vegas.
"You've got David Cassidy and Sheena Easton dying there because he has no soul, no rhythm," he says of the ex-Partridge Family star. "He's just a name. He couldn't sell a ticket. He couldn't organize a piss-off in a brewery right now. He was lucky to get F/X and he was great in Blood Brothers, I'm told. But now here comes Davy Jones, here comes the emotion, the drama, the real. Underneath the tinsel and fabric is real tinsel and fabric. I have no competition with any of the little teen idols or anybody else."