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Welcome to Los Angeles, where music happens in unexpected places.

Discover the places that inspired the music in Los Angeles

Music Happens Here: Los Angeles

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Beverly Hilton

For years, The Beverly Hilton has been the home of film’s most glamorous award shows. But in the spring of 1959, it was where Hollywood’s musicians would get the recognition they deserved. Or not.

Address:
9876 Wilshire Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Morning View Drive

West Coast classics aren’t always made in the studio. In 2002, one California rock band would search for inspiration in the rhythms of the pacific ocean.

Address:
Pacific Coast Highway / Morning View,
Malibu, CA 90265

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Venice Beach

Before he was The Lizard King, he was a homeless poet sleeping under the stars of this Venice Beach rooftop.

Address:
14 Westminster Ave,
Venice, CA 90291

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina Del Rey
4200 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California, 90292

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Village Studios

Generations of famous bands have recorded in these West LA studios. But in 2017, a band native to LA would put a new spin on a classic Los Angeles anthem.

Address:
1616 Butler Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Stay Nearby:
Waldorf Astoira Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, California, 90210

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Dodger Stadium

In 1979, which trans-atlantic mega band would use Dodger Stadium to record the drum line for their next platinum album?

Address:
1000 Vin Scully Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Stay Nearby:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California, 90012

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SkateLand USA

In 1998, this unassuming roller rink would be the birthplace of a whole new style of uniquely westcoast hip hop.

Address:
1950 S Central Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90071

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Silversun Liquor

Find out what makes this neighborhood Silver Lake liquor store so Rock and Roll.

Address:
2901 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90071

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Capitol Records

On the corner of Yucca and Vine stands one of music’s most enduring landmarks. But it’s what lies beneath the west coast’s first ever record label that makes it so special.

Address:
1750 Vine St,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Stay Nearby:
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood
2005 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90068

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Seventh Veil

Which popular hair metal band would use this Hollywood strip bar as the backdrop for their infamous music video?

Address:
7180 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood
2005 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90068

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Guitar Center Alley

In a quiet back alley behind Guitar Center is a storage space that would go on to make rock history.

Address:
1506 N Gardner St,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood
2005 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90068

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Mesa Boogie Guitar Store

Which famous grunge bassist would sneak out during his lunch break to write Grammy award-winning songs from the back seat of his car?

Address:
7426 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Hollywood
1133 Vine Street
Hollywood, California, 90038

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Rainbow Bar & Grill

Find out what’s so special about this late night bar and grill that keeps rock and royalty coming back for more.

Address:
9015 Sunset Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Stay Nearby:
Waldorf Astoira Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, California, 90210

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Morrison Hotel

With a name like Morrison Hotel, this acid-rock band wouldn't be able to resist sneaking inside to shoot the cover of their next album.

Address:
1246 S Hope St,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90071

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Address:
9850 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210