MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) – Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry brought vintage rock to the mythic stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, performing as the Hollywood Vampires for a sellout crowd.
The American trio, all dressed in black with silver chains around their necks, lived up to their reputation as “bad boys” during the 90-minute set.
Johnny Depp, left, is flanked by Joe Perry as they perform with The Hollywood Vampires band as part of the Hellfest metal music festival in Clisson, western France on June 22, 2018 (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)
There’s nothing like a bromance between guys who jam together. Case in point: Johnny Depp and Lawrence’s own Joe Perry, both of whom have been shredding the guitar onstage overseas.
Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry gave Birmingham fans a show to sink their teeth into when they played as Hollywood Vampires on their first-ever UK tour.
The supergroup received support from The Damned and The Darkness at the Genting Arena show, which attracted thousands of fans – many of whom were dressed in Alice Cooper-like attire and make-up for the occasion.
If your idea of a great night out is watching rock’s oldest juvenile delinquents pay tribute to their boozy fallen comrades, who are you gonna call? Hollywood Vampires, of course. Making their London debut, the vaudevillian supergroup fronted by the veteran shock-rocker Alice Cooper, the Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and the Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp played a lively show consisting largely of songs written by their famous dead friends. At times it felt like witnessing an army of Salieris dancing on Mozart’s grave, but the prevailing mood was one of rowdy, good-natured celebration. Continue reading Pop review: Hollywood Vampires at Wembley Arena
Classic 70s hits from the world’s best covers band: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitar god Joe Perry
Could there be a more perfect name for the unholy triumvirate of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry than Hollywood Vampires? Named after the legendary drinking club formed by Cooper in the 70s with a membership that included Keith Moon, John Lennon, John Belushi and Marc Bolan (among others). Unlike other members, Cooper is a survivor who faced down his demons and quit drinking decades ago. This new iteration of the Vamps is a tribute to departed friends and lost heroes. Continue reading Hollywood Vampires, SSE Hydro, Glasgow