Hollywood Vampires debut album due in September
The Hollywood Vampires – a collaboration between Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry – will release their debut album on September 11. The album will feature fourteen tracks: twelve covers and two originals. Musical guests include Zak Starkey (The Who’s current drummer) on a cover of “My Generation;” Robbie Krieger of The Doors on a medley of “Five to One” and Break on Through;” Paul McCartney on “Come and Get It;” Kip Winger on “I Got a Line;” and Cooper’s original rhythm section, drummer Neal Smith and bassist Dennis Dunaway on a medley of “School’s Out” and “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2.” The late horror icon Christopher Lee provide narration for the opening track, “The Last Vampire.”
The Hollywood Vampires have their roots in Cooper’s informal group of musician friends who gathered at the Rainbow club in Los Angeles to out-drink each other in the the 1970s; Cooper’s 1976 album Alice Cooper Goes to Hell credits the backup musicians as The Hollywood Vampires.
The current incarnation is of more recent vintage and eschews alcohol. Core members Cooper, Depp, and Perry have been recording intermittently since 2012, with guests popping in for specific sessions. The album, now available for pre-order, will come in a cover that resemble an antique tome on vampires.
Get more details at Rolling Stone.