Hollywood Vampires--All the latest news

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Unread post by Snowcat » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:36 am

Shayemimi, and anyone else going to a future HV concert, I think you'll have a good time, certainly you will enjoy it!
Ramblin' Rebel, your account of the concert is so accurate, there's really nothing more that I can add. At first, I thought, I missed that t-shirt being thrown, how did I miss that?!! Then I saw, duh! We were at two different places, you wrote about Thursday night. :lol:
I tried to buy a ticket to the show at Casino Rama a few days ago. They were all sold out.
(There's a family situation, and I may have to go be with my sister at a moment's notice, so that's why I delayed in buying a ticket and was sorely disappointed because thing's aren't that bad with the family, yet)
However!!! I called again yesterday afternoon and there happened to be One Ticket available!!
:yahoo: I expected it to be in the nose-bleed section or far off to the side. But, I was about 50 yards from the stage, but center, so my view was great!! :bounce:
I did not get anywhere near Johnny last night. I just think that this is not the time to try, he is going through enough and I feel giving him his space was the right thing to do.
But,. I LOVED the concert and felt 18 again (Love that song "18") as I danced and shouted the words to the sing along "School's Out"
And I also loved watching Johnny.
Continued....
He said, "Wow, Very Nice!", and signed my painting. TIFF 2015.

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Unread post by Snowcat » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:54 am

It was so heartwarming, for obvious reasons, to see all the support for Johnny, as the crowd cheered the loudest for him and Alice Cooper.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching him for 2 hours, doing what he loves to do most. What a treat!! :giddy: He was clearly having a good time and I could tell that his heart was into it.
About his stepfather, he replied to Alice, "he was a criminal". :lol: Maybe from my vantage point, the acoustics were better, but I clearly heard that.
I am glad I had the forethought to take along binoculars so that I could watch him more clearly when he was not on the jumbo-tron screen.
He looked like his old self and I loved when he flashed his sweet, humble smile to the audience and he was the last one at the end to say thank you to the audience. I could tell, his appreciation was so genuine and heartfelt!! :truefan: I am just feeling warm all over. This is so good for him given the difficulties he is experiencing!
What a night, what a concert!! :applause: :applause: So, glad I was able to treat myself!
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Unread post by RamblinRebel » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:19 pm

Snowcat wrote: About his stepfather, he replied to Alice, "he was a criminal". :lol: Maybe from my vantage point, the acoustics were better, but I clearly heard that.
Ah, thanks! :lol:
Snowcat wrote: He looked like his old self and I loved when he flashed his sweet, humble smile to the audience and he was the last one at the end to say thank you to the audience. I could tell, his appreciation was so genuine and heartfelt!! :truefan: I am just feeling warm all over. This is so good for him given the difficulties he is experiencing!
What a night, what a concert!! :applause: :applause: So, glad I was able to treat myself!
Yes! Exactly what I was thinking. I felt like Public Enemies era Johnny was back. :applause2:
I am sooo happy for you, snowcat, that the stars aligned and you were able to go! :yahoo: Sometimes we just need a break - I sure did - and this was just such a treat.

On a different note, as my friend and I were musing about making the hike to Cadott, WI for the RockFest show on the 14th (If I did not have family members to care for I could so easily become a fangirl groupie of these guys! :lol:) I noticed that Marilyn Manson has the slot right before the Hollywood Vampires. I'm certain either Johnny will play with Manson some, and/or Manson will play with the Vampires. That would be a great show to see.

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Unread post by Jack's Wench » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:56 pm

Thank you RamblinRebel and Snowcat for your reports of the concert. I'm so glad you were able to see Johnny doing what he loves best. I really would so love to see him on stage. :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Unread post by Chocolat » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:34 pm

RamblinRebel and Snowcat, fabulous reports! :thanks!:
And emma and Theresa, thanks for the pics, updates and videos.
This tour has been so exciting with Johnny looking better and better. I wish it could be longer.
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Unread post by Moonbeam » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:34 pm

Snowcat & RamblinRebel, it is so good to hear about the fun times you had at the HV concert!! It was wonderful getting the blow by blow accounts of Johnny enjoying himself!! I am glad that you both got where you could see well!! Wonderful NEWS!! :truefan:
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Unread post by Molecule76 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:49 am

Hi.... I've been trying to figure out what are the patches on Depp's camoflage jacket?
There's one on the front pocket that says "Antagonista" ....but I have no idea if that's a band or ????
And there's a giant patch of some kind on his back as well?
And some on the sleeves.
Any ideas?

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:48 am

:bounce: So happy to see reviews from Zoners who went to the concerts! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences.
Much more better than reading a scripted review in some paper. :agree2:

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Unread post by sleepy » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:07 pm

Thanks guys, for the great concert reviews. So happy he is able to do this, at this time. I've read several newspaper reviews and so far they've all been very positive. :rosegirl:
Funny ol' world, innit?

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Unread post by pearlgirl » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:11 pm

My daughter goes to college in Manhattan and is in the city for the next few weeks finishing her internship. When she knew Johnny was coming to Coney Island, she couldn't resist seeing him in person. She convinced her friend to go with her, so she's on her way there now. I'm so jealous. I'm in Florida, sad there is no concert here. Years ago, at the Sheila Witkin concert in Pompano Beach, my daughter got to touch his hand (through the car window as he drove by). I got pushed out of the way due to the crowd. Anyway, I'm so happy she's going to see her Captain Sparrow in person and I'll be waiting for her to send me pics. I'll try to let everyone know about the concert when I get the chance.

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Unread post by Theresa » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:31 pm

Molecule76 wrote:Hi.... I've been trying to figure out what are the patches on Depp's camoflage jacket?
There's one on the front pocket that says "Antagonista" ....but I have no idea if that's a band or ????
And there's a giant patch of some kind on his back as well?
And some on the sleeves.
Any ideas?
Unfortunately, I have no idea...I can't seem to find any good clear pictures of the camo jacket, but hopefully something will turn up!

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Unread post by stroch » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:34 pm

An article about the Toronto performance


By Nick Krewen Music
Sun., July 10, 2016

Johnny Depp may have a decision to make.

Sure, to this point, the Kentucky-born thespian has been sailing somewhat comfortably along with this acting thing for the better part of his 53 years, amassing a cool collective box office of $8.8 billion (U.S.) through the 60 or so films he’s been involved with as either the lead or part of an ensemble, according to website thenumbers.com.

But there have been grumblings that the irresistibly handsome Depp’s cinematic mojo may be warning, as the majority of the movies he’s made since 2013 — Alice Through the Looking Glass, Black Mass, Mortdecai, Into The Woods, Transcendence and The Lone Ranger — have only added $950 million to Hollywood studio coffers (that scream you hear in the background is from Hollywood community wishing they could be such numerical disappointments.)

In comparison, Depp’s four turns (thus far) as Captain Jack Sparrow of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has netted Disney an insane $3.71 billion, with another sequel — Dead Men Tell No Tales — due in 2017. So you can clearly see that the three-time Academy Award nominee is hurting big time (yes, you can roll your eyes here.)

But never fear: our hero may have found a new calling. Forget about Johnny Depp, movie star; let me introduce you to Johnny Depp: rock star!

A crowd of 5,000-plus made this initial acquaintance Friday night at Casino Rama, as Depp was part of a seven-piece rock n’ roll kibbutz known as The Hollywood Vampires, one that he co-founded with the iconic Alice Cooper and that includes the legendary Aerosmith axe man Joe Perry, ex-Stone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo and former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum in its ranks.

If the actor is looking for a new line of work, the reception was encouraging.

From the moment the smiling Depp stepped onstage, strumming the strings of his grey electric guitar, he oozed a powerful pheromone-fueled charisma that rendered women oblivious of their male companions. Waving at different audience members, he looked them in the eye, mouthing the words “hello” or “thank you,” and watched them turn into putty. He blew a kiss to one young Asian woman standing a few rows in front of me, and her reaction was so frenzied that she became an immediate candidate for spontaneous combustion, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend.

This reaction also came at the expense of fellow superstars Cooper and Perry.

Whenever Cooper sang, the decked-out young-and-not-so-young women kept their cellphone cameras focused squarely on Depp. Whenever Perry shredded his guitar for one of his many gritty solos, where were those cameras aimed?

At the dreamboat, of course.

Whether Depp could competently play the instrument seemed irrelevant: he could have stood in front of the audience with his arms folded for the entire show and received the same reaction. And honestly, except for the intro to the Cooper hit “School’s Out,” and a few other spots, you really couldn’t determine his instrument proficiency: The Vampires’ axe arsenal consisted of four guitars, with the amps turned up to “11” to purposefully avoid any hint of nuance. With multi-instrumentalist Bruce Witkin often shadowing Depp’s parts on his guitar, the actor’s output was either covered, diluted or enhanced.

As for how Depp fits into the whole Hollywood Vampires shtick, well, it’s actually a Cooper concept: it’s either a tribute to, or a lampooning of, the alcoholic party animals ol’ Black Eyes hung around with in Tinseltown during the ‘70s.

The coterie of now-dead celebrities that incessantly lubricated themselves with Cooper in various watering holes include John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and the not-so-dead Ringo Starr and the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, and the whole Vampires philosophy is best summarized by the original song “My Dead Drunk Friends,” whose chorus — one of the show’s most macabre and humourous moments — goes something like this: “We drink and we fight and we puke and we fight and we drink and we fight and we puke.”

So the Vampires cover songs by such victims of excess as Jimi Hendrix (“Manic Depression”), Jim Morrison (“Break On Through”), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”) as well as “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead (Lemmy Kilmister), “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie and “20th Century Boy,” by Marc “T. Rex” Bolan.

Cooper carried on this narrative for the entire concert, not letting facts get in the way of what he considered to be a good story, since the most of the above mentioned musicians passed away from drug overdoses, cancer (Bowie and Kilmister), car accident (Bolan) or assassination (Lennon.)

The whole bizarre event could have been scripted by Tim Burton, and perhaps that angle is what Depp found so appealing. He’s starred as off-centre characters in many Burton films, so this dark satire of Cooper’s might be right down his alley. I’m also thinking that Johnny Depp found the instant gratification factor of live rock music also appetizing: after all, the crowds don’t show up to the movies until they’re finished, usually a year or two after the cameras have stopped rolling.

With music, you’re front and centre and the applause is as instantaneous as it is intoxicating.

Finally, if you’re wondering what Depp is like in person, I’m afraid I have no experience, since I’ve never met or talked to him. But one woman, Eve Fischer, was one of approximately 15 people lucky enough to snag a pre-show meeting with Depp, Cooper and Perry. Even luckier, she managed to avoid paying the estimated $1500 most others were charged for the early meet-and-greet.

So Eve, what was he like?

“I think I spoke to him for four seconds,” Fischer, who had her photo snapped with the trio, recalled in a post-show interview. “I thought he was extremely nice and down-to-earth, genuine and humble.”

He also asked for her crocheted burgundy scarf, and was surprised when she gave it to him. Depp wore it on stage and pointed to it when he spotted Fischer sitting in the front row, and went to extraordinary lengths to ensure she got one of the guitar picks he showered the audience with post-encore.

“He threw three picks at me and none of them came to me. Finally, he said something to the security guy (standing in front of the stage) like ‘just give it to that woman,’” said Fischer. “It was kind of cool; I have to say.”

There you have it, Johnny: your nice guy cool can easily win over rock audiences.

So if you do decide to make more of a go of it in the music world, it will be less of a gamble and more of a sure bet, unlike those patrons who were sitting at the Casino Rama slots only a few hundred metres away from your stage, longing and fantasizing for their life-changing moment.
Johnny, you already live the fantasy, so roll the dice.
I think the scarf might be the one in the picture posted on p. 11 of the HV pic thread, Post by Moonbeam » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:34 am

I am so glad Zoners are going to see Johnny, and I hope, pearlsgirl, that your daughter has a wonderful time.
I'll buy you the hat....a really big one.
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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:32 pm

Alice Cooper just tweeted that there will be surprise guests at the concert.

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:22 pm

Thoughts and prayers going out to Joe Perry. Reports are on twitter he sat down on stage and passed out tonight. Alice made an announcement he could have had the flu or just under the weather. They have been doing a very busy schedule so let's hope he gets some rest. :bedtime: :rosegirl:
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Unread post by Sweeney Todd » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:33 pm



Joe Perry Treated by Medics After Leaving Stage During Hollywood Vampires Concert

7/10/2016 by Billboard Staff

Joe Perry fell ill and was forced to leave the stage during a performance with the Hollywood Vampires in Brooklyn overnight.

On the scene tweets claim the guitarist collapsed and was treated backstage by emergency medics.

Perry exited the stage during the first song, though the band continued to play. Footage taken at the gig shows a frail Perry struggling to perform, then ducking behind the amp stack (see below).

According to "AeroFANatic," frontman Alice Cooper said: "if you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show." The band was performing at the Coney Island Amphitheater Sunday night. The next Hollywood Vampires show is slated for Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH on Tuesday (July 12).

Billboard has reached out to Perry’s reps for comment.

More to come.

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