The Viper Room was an intimate nightclub where some of the biggest names in L.A. could work and play while staying out of the tabloids. It was bought by Johnny Depp and Sal Jenko with help from Tom Waits and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was the perfect place for the Hollywood elite to play, with great acts such as Johnny Cash, Green Day, Courtney Love, and The Strokes.
Constance Fox sold the club to James Cooper and Silver Creek Development in 2004 as part of a settlement involving Anthony Fox's disappearance. Conspiracy theories suggest Depp is behind Fox's murder and a cover-up.
The debauchery and excess of the Hollywood lifestyle are infamous. The Viper Room is home to more than its fair share of controversies that involve some big names.