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Home to the biggest sounds, iconic images and cultural movements to echo around the world, Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip is unlike any other street in the world. SUNSET STRIP, available digitally on 15 February 2015 from Entertainment One, tells the story of the epicenter of American music and arts with original concerts, live performances, animation, and rare archival films, diving into the mystique and hidden history of this curvy mile-and-a-half stretch of road that has steered world culture for nearly a century.
Told through the voices of those who know the famed street best, SUNSET STRIP features interviews with A-list musicians, actors, comedians, and celebrities, including Slash, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke, Sharon Stone, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Alice Cooper, Hugh Hefner, Perry Farrell, Peter Fonda, Clive Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Sofia Coppola, Tom Arnold, Richard Lewis, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, Lou Adler, Tommy Lee, Duff McKagan, Dave Navarro, Billy Corgan, Robbie Krieger, Method Man, Lemmy, Paul Mooney and many more. From Johnny Depp’s account of owning the Viper Room and the death of River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose at the club, to a motorcycle ride with Keanu Reeves, the documentary takes us down the rabbit hole into a fascinating world called SUNSET STRIP.
Experience the Strip from its origins in the 1920’s Prohibition, to Madame Francis’ notorious brothel in the 1930’s, to the world-class 1940’s Nightclub scene, to the Mafia Wars of the 1950’s and the birth of the Playboy empire, the Teen Riots in the 1960’s, to the Punk scene in the 1970’s, to Hair Bands and Heavy Metal in the 1980’s, Hip Hop and Grunge of the 1990’s, all the way up to today’s resurgence with first class comedy clubs and establishments such as Soho House, the Viper Room, and The Sunset Strip Music Festival.
With live performances from America, Dita Von Teese, Jane’s Addiction, The Head Cat, The Pussycat Dolls, RATT, SLASH featuring Fergie, Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Panther and X, SUNSET STRIP gives unprecedented access to this slice of Americana.