Seeing Stars: Restaurants Owned by the Stars. Located in the heart of the Sunset Strip on the spot where the old John Barrymore's estate used to be , the exterior of the House of Blues resembles a giant tin shack. The owners imported the corrugated tin from that Southern gin mill, and even put genuine Mississippi mud under the stage and in the planters. Naturally, the joint is jumpin' with plenty of live music. The owners hope to make this a first-class shrine to hard-working blues acts, but don't expect just blues at the House of Blues. They have one of the most eclectic booking schedules imaginable, with lots of rock, pop and country thrown in the mix.
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Demolition Begins on WeHo's Iconic House of Blues - WEHOville
When the House of Blues Sunset Strip opened in , it seemed like a promising new addition to an off-kilter scene that was still fractured between grunge groaners and big hair-metal howlers. The House of Blues sucked. It was a squandered opportunity, doomed from the outset by its bloated sense of self-importance and overstuffed Hollywood entitlement. Hope for the club to uphold its titular bargain soon proved futile. The original booker, Kevin Morrow, was a legitimate blues head — and while he did, initially, bring in some great black talent from Ike Turner to Burning Spear , within 24 months HOB sent him on the road to oversee the opening additional venues in its fast-blossoming empire. After Morrow moved on, blues acts became almost nonexistent. One night James' longtime pal, the 7-footinch-tall NBA basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain turned up — but even after they found his name on her guest list, he was refused entry when he was unable to present picture ID.
Demolition On Sunset Strip's Iconic House Of Blues Has Begun
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A crew of workers with a large demolition machine had ripped off the rear of the famed rock venue by 8 a. Workers on the site said they expect the demolition to last several weeks. It is also one of the most eclectic museums in a creative city that can claim few. It will be replaced by Sunset Time, a major hotel and residential project by Combined Properties.