In 1975, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant stood on a balcony at the Continental Hyatt House above the Sunset Strip and screamed "I am a golden god!" Allegedly. From similar balconies at the same hotel, Keith Richards and Keith Moon both hucked TVs to the street below in fits of excess and Jim Morris ... More >>
Mike Rosenstein via InstagramAs reported earlier by our sister blog The Informer, Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator was arrested last night after losing his temper during the collective's performance at the Roxy. The sound was cut during their last song, at which time Tyler lunged at the ... More >>
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Our cover story this week "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta" focuses on David Faustino and his Balistyx party, which ran for two years in the early '90s and helped bring hip-hop to the west coast mainstream. Faustino's me ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta," I delve into the remarkable hip-hop trajectory of David Faustino, who, while playing Bud Bundy on Married...with Children, threw one of the most influential rap parties the west coast has ever seen.
In the early '90s, along with three of h ... More >>
Lina LecaroNightranger at Cat Club last year. Looks like nine lives are not in the cards for the Cat Club. The venerable Sunset Strip rock pit, owned by Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats and known for its raucous and often stellar jam sessions, has been sold and word is the new hang, an Iris ... More >>
[L-R] Warner Drive's Candice, Jonny U, Albert, Jonny Law and ElvisFor those of us raised in Los Angeles (not counting Silver Lake transplants who are too cool, or lazy, to drive west of Vine) partying and playing music on the Sunset Strip is a right of passage. Love it or loathe it, we all h ... More >>
Erin BroadleySlash at Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd.It started as just another night on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s. A 17-year-old Slash borrowed his mom's car to party at the Rainbow with Steven Adler. Fake IDs in hand, they got to the bar only to find out that it was "ladies' night." ... More >>
As one whose love of music was cultivated on cassette tapes and who began writing about it on a typewriter (and who admittedly was once averse to social networking and the web in general as a medium on par with print), we weren't sure we were the right person to be on a panel about music blo ... More >>
Eric VanBeekOzzy Osbourne last month at BlizzConThe Sunset Strip Music Festival occurs this Saturday at Sunset and Doheny in West Hollywood. They're closing down Sunset, will plant a stage at each end, and will open a few clubs for bands all day and night.
Below is the schedule:
East Stage ... More >>
The Adler posse knows a thing or two about the concert business. Lou Adler, the patriarch, is responsible for some of the great American cultural touchstones of the past 40 years, and a few of these moments are showcased on the wall of his home office in Malibu.
There's the movie poster for The ... More >>
Ah, if only. But shooting has commenced in LA for Notorious, the Biggie Smalls biopic slated to be released in 2009. Earlier today, the crew was working on the Sunset Strip near the Roxy, where a key scene occurs. It was kind of surreal cruising down Sunset in West Hollywood and seeing, during a bre ... More >>