The Sunset Strip rock clubs are having an 80s flashback on Friday night.
Rock of Ages, a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, is set on the Sunset Strip in 1987, a time when hair metal bands ruled the music scene. The movie, directed by Adam Shankman (2007’s Hairspray), features a fictional club called The Bourbon Room and other Sunset Strip hotspots. It stars Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin along with Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman and Mary J. Blige.
Friday night will celebrate the Sunset Strip’s heritage and key role in the `80s music scene with music that characterizes the decade, ticket giveaways to the Rock of Ages movie premiere on June 8, celebrity appearances and drink specials.
Music on Friday includes the 25th anniversary of JETBOY, a rock band founded in 1983 coming together for one night only at the Whisky a Go Go; `80s karaoke at the House of Blues; Hillbilly Herald, currently on tour with `80s icon Slash, at The Viper Room; and rock bands Warner Drive, The Shakers and Kill The Complex at The Roxy Theatre.
For the full Sunset Strip experience, visitors are invited to party all night and stay in West Hollywood with one of these rock star hotel packages:
The Rock the Weekend Package at Le Montrose Suite Hotel includes accommodations in an Executive Suite, breakfast for two, complimentary parking and a toast of the featured cocktail, ROCK OF AGES, upon arrival. Valid June 1-3, $269 per night plus tax.
The Rock of Ages Package at Le Parc Suite Hotel includes accommodations in a newly renovated Studio King Suite, overnight valet parking with full in-and-out privileges, breakfast for two, and a choice among several specialty Rock of Ages-themed cocktails. Valid June 1-3, $299.00 per night plus tax.
The Rock of Ages Package at Ramada Plaza WeHo includes accommodations in a Standard Room with breakfast for two for $179 per night plus tax, or accommodations in an Executive Suite with breakfast for two for $199 per night plus tax. Valid June 1-3.