Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp Release Hollywood Vampires LP
You could call it a supergroup, though getting them all on tour at once might prove impossible. We’re talking about the Hollywood Vampires, founded by Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, and joined by Joe Perry, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson, and Kip Winger.
The collection of musicians releases an album September 11 in tribute to both the 1972 drinking club of which Cooper was a founding member -- along with John Lennon, Keith Moon of the Who, Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin, and Harry Nilsson -- and to the collective musicians’ deceased musician friends and heroes.
The album is simply titled, Hollywood Vampires, and Cooper and Depp initially began planning for it in 2012. They were soon joined by Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, and then brought in producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd’s The Wall) to oversee recordings. Eventually many their famous friends joined them to lay down 14 tracks, including two originals, and covers of songs such as Badfinger’s “Come And Get It” (which McCartney wrote, and on which he shares lead vocals with Cooper), and a mash-up of Cooper’s own “School’s Out” with Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2.”
Cooper recently debuted the lead single from Hollywood Vampires on his syndicated radio show, “Nights With Alice Cooper.”
The Hollywood Vampires do actually have three shows booked, September 16 and 17 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, and September 24 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
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