Home / Columns / The G-SPOT by Gerry Gittelson / Rainbow Bar & Grill Celebrate 41 Years on Sunset Strip.

Rainbow Bar & Grill Celebrate 41 Years on Sunset Strip.


Taime Downe the master of mascara live @ Rainbow anniversary party




By Gerry Gittelson

Metal Sludge Editor at Large

HOLLYWOOD – The famed Rainbow Bar & Grill celebrated its 41st anniversary in grand style on Sunday, April 21, as Faster Pussycat made a triumphant return to the Sunset Strip in a special outdoor concert in the parking lot, as thousands of fans swarmed the place and cheered their hearts out.


Taime & Faster Pussycat rock the parking lot


Mandy Lion with some ladies at the Bow


Chaz, Carlos & Krigger, 3 Amigos in a booth with some cold ones

Led by singer Taime Downe, Faster Pussycat tore through a set of classics like “Bathroom Wall” and of course “House of Pain,” and Downe was in fine voice.

Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns also played a nice set with Pretty Boy Floyd’s Kristy Majors helping on guitar, and a few other bands chipped in including a special jam featuring Chas West, Jon E. Love, Keith St. John and others.


Girls, Girls, Girls


Tattoos, Boobs & Lipstick


These guys have been rocking this place since the 60s

Inside, everyone was drinking beers and Long Island ice teas like they were the thirstiest folks on Earth, and lots of the usual scenemakers made the trek. Too many to name, but the usual crowd including Ron Jeremy, Mandy Lion, Carlos Cavazo, Happenin’ Harry, Krigger and many more.

In all a great night of fun. Never has a Sunday felt more like a Saturday night, and that was the whole idea.

Congrats Rainbow. Here’s to many more celebrations.

Story and photos by Gerry Gittelson

Metal Sludge

Rainbow Sludge & Grill

About Administrator