Then, I go off with the Hollywood Vampires. They're my side project. Johnny Depp. Joe Perry. Matt Sorum. Paul McCartney's on the record, but I don't think he's gonna be in the touring band. Duff McKagan. We dedicated an album to all of our dead drunk friends, all the guys that died that we used to drink with. It's a pretty good album. And then we're gonna do some shows, some charity shows and Rock in Rio. It's a pretty good lineup."
The Hollywood Vampires album is due to arrive in September.
"It's been done for three months now," Cooper. "I've never done a covers album. And it's not an Alice Cooper album. It's a Hollywood Vampires album. Brian Johnson, from AC/DC, is one of the singers. Paul McCartney plays piano and bass and sings. We've known Paul for 35 years, but when he walks in your studio? Different thing."
The long awaited 'Hollywood Vampires' album finally has a release date via Universal Music, and it's September 11th. The project has an official website at hollywoodvampires.com as well as a facebook page. The band, featuring Alice, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, are currently scheduled to make their live debut at the Rock in Rio festival on September 24th with rumours of a few other shows around that time.
The album is available to pre-order now on AmazonUK and has been added to AmazonUS although be careful as there may be special editions announced that aren`t listed yet.
Nights with Alice Cooper · Guess what? Come a little closer to your screen. There, that's good.. ON MONDAY, 8/4 YOU WILL HEAR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES SINGLE FEATURING ALICE COOPER, Johnny DEPP AND JOE PERRY! Yes, it's true. Stay tuned for more info and for the most awesome collaboration EVER. Yes, you ARE worthy!
01. The Last Vampire, 02. Raise the Dead, 03. My Generation (The Who), 04. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin), 05. I Got A Line On You (Spirit), 06. Five To One/Break On Through (The Doors), 07. One/Jump Into The Fire (Harry Nilsson), 08. Come And Get It (Paul McCartney), 09. Jeepster (T-Rex), 10. Cold Turkey (John Lennon), 11. Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix), 12. Itchycoo Park (Small Faces), 13. School's Out/Another Brick In The Wall (Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd), 14. My Dead Drunk Friends
FORMATION Alice Cooper : chant Joe Perry: guitare Johnny Depp: guitare Brian Johnson: chant (invité) Dave Grohl: chant (invité) Paul McCartney: chant, basse (invité) Zak Starr: batterie (invité)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires. "I would walk in on a typical night," Alice says, "and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz."
Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking). An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album. Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.
For the next two years, Alice, Joe and Johnny, joined by producer Bob Ezrin and an amazing group of modern day vampires, including Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, recorded tracks by their dead friends and heroes. Also included are two original songs that tell the story of the Vampires, one of which, "Raise The Dead," has an intro by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just prior to his death.
The album package, an antique book, was created by noted men's fashion designer (and rock fan) John Varvatos in his signature vintage style. Alice and Varvatos, both Detroit natives, have been partners in fashion for several years with Alice lending his classic rock style as a brand ambassador.
A sneak peek at the liner notes, penned by original Hollywood Vampire Bernie Taupin, "I'm not here to defend their vices. Over-indulgence of any sort does not ultimately constitute for a healthy mind and body. And while on the periphery of those involved, wives may have come and gone, career choices may have been deemed dubious, and heartbreak in some cases stalked a dark corridor, but in the lair of the Hollywood Vampires only joy and laughter reigned."
"I'm not completely sure what constituted bad behavior back then, but in this lair it existed in a bubble, a hermetically sealed dome of fun. It may not have been the round table at the Algonquin, but these were witty, intelligent guys who often got raucous and loud, but rest assured there were no bystanders or animals hurt in the making of the Hollywood Vampires."
All artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.
The Hollywood Vampires
The Last Vampire: Narration: Sir Christopher Lee Keyboards and Sound Design: Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou
Raise The Dead: (Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Rob Klonel) Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin Drums: Glenn Sobel Bass: Bruce Witkin Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin
My Generation: Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen Bass: Bruce Witkin Drums: Zak Starkey Background Vocals: Tommy Henriksen
Whole Lotta Love: Vocals: Brian Johnson, Alice Cooper Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin Harmonica: Alice Cooper Drums: Zak Starkey Bass: Kip Winger Programming: Tommy Henriksen Backing Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen
I Got A Line: Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr. Bass: Kip Winger Background Vocals: Perry Farrell, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin
Five to One/Break On Through: Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr. Farfisa: Charlie Judge Bass: Bruce Witkin
One/Jump Into The Fire: Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin Drums: Dave Grohl Bass: Bruce Witkin Keyboard: Bob Ezrin, Bruce Witkin Programming: Tommy Henriksen
Come And Get It: Vocals: Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp Piano: Paul McCartney Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr. Bass: Paul McCartney Background Vocals: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Abe Laboriel Jr., Bob Ezrin
Jeepster: Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen Drums: Glenn Sobel Bass: Bruce Witkin Programming: Tommy Henriksen Background Vocals: Bob Ezrin
Cold Turkey: Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen Drums: Glenn Sobel Bass: Bruce Witkin Programming: Tommy Henriksen Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen
Manic Depression: Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen Drums: Zak Starkey Bass: Bruce Witkin Piano: Bob Ezrin
Itchycoo Park: Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen Drums: Glenn Sobel Bass: Bruce Witkin Programming: Tommy Henriksen Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin
School's Out / Another Brick In The Wall pt.2: Vocals: Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson Guitar: Slash, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin Drums: Neal Smith Bass: Dennis Dunaway Background Vocals: Kip Winger, Bob Ezrin
Dead Drunk Friends: (Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin) Vocals: Alice Cooper Guitars: Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin Drums: Glenn Sobel Programming: Tommy Henriksen Bass: Bruce Witkin Piano: Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
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