Slash and Fergie Take Over the Sunset Strip

Everette Perry

Though it's typically clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic, this weekend the Sunset Strip was turned into a five-block-long concert hall for the Sunset Strip Music Festival. In celebration of the Strip's rich music history, ticket buyers could jump from club to club to hear artists like Smashing Pumpkins, Semi Precious Weapons and Neon Trees at Sunset's most hallowed venues, including the Roxy, the Whiskey A-Go-Go, and the Viper Room. Their weer outdoor sets as well on huge stages lining the street, where I caught some of my favorite performances of the evening. Slash was incredible and came out wheeling a mean guitar solo, while Nikki Six and Fergie accompanied him with the lyrics to "Paradise City."  (The night before Fergie and Slash were filming  an upcoming video called "Beautiful Dangerous.")  Later, a vibrant Kid Cudi danced out on stage singing "Pursuit of Happiness," for a crowd that sang along, word for word. We should do these things more often, L.A.

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