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GODFATHER OF SOUL GETS A SHOUT OUT ON THE SUNSET STRIP

jb-500Late music legend James Brown is the newest icon to receive a rockin’ tribute via Sunset Boulevard’s Gibson Guitar Town outdoor art installation of towering hand-painted guitar sculptures that are ubiquitous throughout the famous Strip, from Doheny to Crescent Heights.

Evocative of the iconic rock-and-soul singer’s electric flair, the fab and funky 10 foot tall Les Paul guitar dedicated to JB features a badass monochromatic portrait and colorful splashes of lightning-blue accents that give added radiance to the black and pink guitar body and fret board.

Appropriately, the tribute to Brown, who passed away in 2006, is set on hollowed ground, on Sunset near Horn, in the former off-site second parking lot of the equally legendary but defunct Tower Records Sunset.

Zakk Wylde Shreds on Sunset

ICONIC GUITARIST GETS ROCKIN’ SUNSET STRIP SALUTE

Heavy metal hero Zakk Wylde gets a shout out on an awesome new addition to Sunset Boulevard’s GuitarTown urban art installation that lines the Strip from Doheny to Crescent Heights.

An illustration of Zakk soloing — and completely capturing his signature guitar god pose with his wild mane flowing — adorns a giant gray, white and black guitar sculpture located in front of the House of Blues (8430 Sunset Boulevard).

We give this tribute to the badass Black Label Society and ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist a double-fisted devil’s horn salute!