Joe Perry Talks Future of Hollywood Vampires

With the long-awaited Hollywood Vampires all-star project now announced for a September 11 release, the collective will be getting together later this month to begin rehearsals for three planned live shows — and more if Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has his way.The group, spearheaded by Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, will perform September 24 at the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil, while Perry tells us that there will be two other shows — most likely warm-up dates at the Roxy in Los Angeles. But Perry, who plays on four of the albums 14 tracks, adds that he’s hoping that will be just the beginning:

Joe Perry Talks Future of Hollywood Vampires

Joe Perry Talks Future of Hollywood Vampires     

“What I’m hoping is that, we’ve only got three gigs booked but once this thing starts to roll I have a feeling. You never know what will pop up. We’ll probably get a call from this club or that theater or that place or whatever and we’re gonna put a lot of time into it, into the rehearsals, so it won’t take anything but ‘Bring your guitar and show up,’ and I’m hoping we do some more gigs. Right now we’ve only got three booked, and that may be it. I don’t know. But I’m hoping the snowball stars rolling and getting bigger.”

The Hollywood Vampires collective also includes Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction,Joe Walsh, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, the Doors’ Robbie Krieger and many more playing two new original songs (“Raise the Dead” and “My Dead Drunk Friends”) along with covers of classics by the Who, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Badfinger and more.

 

By Gary Graff for 957benfm.com