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‘ROCK ROW’ RETURNS TO FORM

Sunset Boulevard welcomes rockin’ resurgence thanks to Rainbow’s ‘Party in the Parking Lot’ and Whisky’s tireless championing of live rock n’ roll.

For almost two long, agonizing years, the world-famous Sunset Strip’s “Rock Row” seemed like a ghost town because of the pandemic and it’s stranglehold on the fears of the general public.

But once the mask debates subsided and the world got back to semi-normal, the sounds of authentic rock and roll began once again filling the Sunset Strip with a buzz that has kept the scene alive since then, courtesy of some of the coolest concerts to ever hit WeHo post-pandemic.

Cherie Currie delivering timeless classics by The Runaways at “Ultimate Jam Night Hollywood.”

The Whisky A Go-Go and Rainbow Bar and Grill should be commended for keeping the flame of rock n’ roll alive through some challenging times by hosting recent free shows at the Whisky, with Tuesday’s Jam Night, and at the Rainbow with April’s “Party in the Parking Lot” with Ratt‘s Stephen Pearcy, Steel Panther, and Hollywood legends Pretty Boy Floyd.

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CRÜE’S LAST CALL

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DECADES OF DECADENCE TO CLIMAX IN L.A. IN 2016, WHEN MÖTLEY CRÜE RETURNS TO ROCK SUNSET ONE LAST TIME

‘After New Year’s [2016], we’ll do three nights at one of the arenas in L.A. and then do a special show at the Whisky-a-Go-Go on our 35th anniversary.’

VINCE NEIL (Las Vegas Weekly)

APPETITE FOR METAL

Axl Rose and Vince Neil

WHISKY SERVES UP DOUBLE SHOT OF METAL WITH HOLLYWOOD ROSES & MOTLEY TOO

a7f8f-hr-axlSure, it’s been awhile since Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue played the Sunset Strip. But if you have enough Night Train Express and head to the Whisky A Go-Go tonight, you, like Bowling for Soup, may be able to drift back to 19, 19 1985!

Perhaps the the next best thing to a real Guns/Motley double-bill, local legends Hollywood Roses (right) and Motley Too (below) will be visiting the Whisky tonight to do a little dancing with Mr. Browntstone and shouting at the Devil while keeping the spirit of Sunset strip-launched heavy metal alive!

SoCal rockers Never Justified, who cite GN’R as a key influence, along with Foo Fighters, Zeppelin and Slash, are also on the bill and making the Saturday night event the band’s record release showcase for Never Justified’s debut EP.

Also set to hit the Whisky stage tonight, Sept. 14, is OC Bay, a local duo delivering original tunes and familiar covers. Get more deets here.

2f0f3-hollywoodrosesMore rockin’ upcoming shows at the Whisky:

• Phoenix glam rock stalwarts, Tuff – Sept. 21

• Industrial rockers Powerman 5000 – Sept. 25

•  Dizzy Reed‘s Hookers & Blow – Oct. 7

•  Metal-maricahi mash-up of Metalchi – Oct. 11

• Concord, Cali. thrashers Death Angel – Oct. 19

• Michigan hit-makers I See Stars – Oct. 31

• Local nu-metal innovators Otep – Nov. 9

 • Sunset Strip rock refugees L.A. Guns – Dec. 2