8 Best Music Videos Shot in L.A.

Whether we're talking about artists that were born and raised in L.A., or who were just passing through, many of them have used the city as a character in music videos for their most popular songs. From 2Pac driving up to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to Tom Petty riding the escalators at the Westside Pavilion, from Guns N' Roses playing at the Orpheum Theatre to Michael Jackson dancing with zombies in Boyle Heights, here's a then-and-now look at L.A. locations featured in classic music videos. All photos by Jared Cowan except where noted.