The upcoming album from the Hollywood Vampires that is set to be released on Sept. 11 promises rock jams that will excite fans of rock ‘n’ roll.The album will feature bits and pieces for fans of various rock bands such as Pink Floyd and Alice Cooper.
Moreover, the record will feature rock legends that left their mark in the multitude of famous songs and specific rock beats. Paul McCartney, Slash, Joe Walsh, Perry Farrell, Zak Starkey, Kip Winger and the late actor Christopher Lee will all leave their tune signatures in the album, along with Robby Krieger from The Doors and Brian Johnson from AC/DC.
The group was started by Depp, Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, who confirmed on Instagram last Feb. 13 that the fresh band would make their debut at “Rock in Rio” this fall. Furthermore, the album will contain 14 cover tracks that will include some of the greatest rock hits like Cooper’s “School’s Out” and the legendary “Another Brick In the Wall” by Pink Floyd.
Apart from covers, the album will feature some original songs such as “Dead Drunk Friends” and “Raise the Dead,” which were co-written by Cooper and Depp. Additionally, the album will also include narration from the late horror movie actor Lee in the track called “The Last Vampire,” which will be the first on the tracklist.
Throughout the 14 songs, Depp will play the guitar and sing background vocals in certain tracks such as “Come and Get It” and “Dead Drunk Friends.”
Depp and the Hollywood Vampires crew are set to perform live on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Roxy in Hollywood, California. Fans who want to purchase their tickets as soon as possible can look for them on Aug. 14, Friday. On the other hand, the previously mentioned “Rock in Rio” performance in Brazil was scheduled on Sept. 24.
Cooper and Depp’s alliance led the duo to perform various gigs which further deepened their friendship and musical bonds. Cooper stated in his interview with Rolling Stone that he is impressed by Depp’s lack of ego in everything he does. “He never makes it about him,” the shock rocker says while explaining Depp’s true love for music.
The famous “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s musical career resulted in live sessions with Aerosmith, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Marilyn Manson, and the Black Keys. He performed background vocals in Aerosmith’s “Freedom Fighter” track from the album “Music From Another Dimension” and even played the guitar on Manson’s cover of “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon.
Confirmed! #RockInRio announces Debut Of #TheHollywoodVampires! The #Supergroup, featuring #AliceCooper, #JohnnyDepp and #JoePerry plays on the same night as #QueensOfTheStoneAge and #SystemOfADown ————————————————- Rio de Janeiro, February 11, 2015 – The organizers of Rock in Rio have just announced that Hollywood Vampires will be playing at the Main Stage of the Brazilian edition of the festival, which takes place at the City of Rock, on September 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27. The band, featuring rock icon Alice Cooper, American Actor, Producer and Musician Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, lead guitarist for Aerosmith will play on the same night as Queens of the Stone Age and System of a Down. Alice Cooper, a pioneer of hard rock with a theatrical touch, began his solo career at the end of the 1970s, with classic albums like “Welcome To My Nightmare”, ”Lace and Whiskey”, “From the Inside” and Constrictor”. A gifted actor, with over 50 films throughout his career, Johnny Depp actually started his career as musician and is a renowned rock enthusiast. His musical ability has already been proven and witnessed by artists including Marylyn Manson, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), amongst others. Joe Perry is considered one of the best guitarists of all times by Rolling Stone magazine and he is a Rock n’ Roll hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient together with his partners in crime Aerosmith. Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp have been partners for a while and now with Joe Perry also on Hollywood Vampires, they will “rock it out “ yet once again. The sixth Brazilian edition of Rock in Rio will be hosted in the City of Rock, in Rio de Janeiro (Parque dos Atletas – Av. Salvador Allende, no number), on an area covering more than 150,000 m2. Initial attractions include Katy Perry, System Of A Down, Queens of the Stone Age and A-Ha, playing on the Main Stage, and John Legend, confirmed for the Sunset Stage. ————————————————- #rocknroll #vampires #brazil #rio #aerosmith #legends #JohnVarvatos #concert