The Rainbow Bar & Grill was perhaps the most popular hangout for the hipster crowd. On any given night, you could rub elbows with big name Rockers and other known celebrities. However, other changes included The Starwood on Santa Monica Blvd., closed in 1981, while a new Jazz club called The Central, took over the spot occupied by Filthy McNasty’s, on The Sunset Strip
A new music style terminology kicked off the ‘80’s, called Paisley underground, based on a blend of the Classic Rock of the 60’s and Punk of the ‘70’s. One of the more notable bands from Los Angeles was The Three O’Clock, aka The Salvation Army, whose bass player/lead singer, Michael Quercio, was credited with coining the phrase, Pasiley Underground. The band Rain Parade, whose music also fell into the psychedelic category and the Pop Rock group, The Bangles, all were part of the Paisley Underground movement.
However, the Glam Metal scene was the highlight of the 80’s in Los Angeles, featuring homegrown bands like, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, L.A. Guns, Quiet Riot & Motely Crüe. The 80’s were also identified by such iconic bands as Red Hot Chili Peppers & Missing Persons.