Joe Perry disses Steven Tyler’s move to country music

Aerosmith lead guitarist and rock legend Joe Perry is not buying into his longtime bandmate Steven Tyler’s move to country.

Tyler dropped his patriotic single “Red, White & You.” last month ahead of his full country album and Perry was chilly in his reception.

“Hey, if I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘It’s okay, next.’ ” Perry tells USA TODAY. “I’m not going to say anything else about that.”

But it’s also the whole country thing for the heavy-rocking Aerosmith frontman which is clearly rankling Perry. Continue reading Joe Perry disses Steven Tyler’s move to country music

Johnny Depp vows to explode heads at Grammys with Hollywood Vampires

Musicians Alice Cooper, Matt Sorum, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of the Hollywood Vampires rehearse for the 58th Grammy Awards. (Photo: Kevin Winter, WireImage)

Even Johnny Depp, who has created many odd visions over the years, believes that people tuning into the Grammy Awards on Monday night will be struck by a highly unusual sight.
Depp himself with an electric guitar, taking the stage with rock legends Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

Do not adjust the television, folks. This is the rock supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires.  Continue reading Johnny Depp vows to explode heads at Grammys with Hollywood Vampires

Grammys get Hollywood Vampires Salute To Lemmy Kilmister

Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp talk about their all-star band Hollywood Vampires and their appearance on Monday night’s Grammy Awards to salute the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.

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Hollywood Vampires Supergroup to Headline Wisconsin’s Rock Fest in July

Hollywood Vampires, the hard-rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, have confirmed their first U.S. concert of the year, a headlining performance at the 2016 Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. The festival is scheduled for July 14-16, although the exact date of Hollywood Vampires’ performance hasn’t been revealed yet.

Other artists on the bill include Alice in Chains, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Queensryche, Scott Stapp, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Kix, Skillet and Bullet for My Valentine, among many others. Visit Rock-Fest.com for the full lineup and ticket info.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Vampires have revealed official details about the deluxe digital version of their 2015 self-titled debut album that will be released on Friday, February 12. The expanded collection will feature three bonus tracks — covers of The Who’s “I’m a Boy” and Love’s “7 and 7 Is,” and the original song “Bad as I Am,” which was co-written by The deluxe version includes the scorching new single “Bad As I Am” an original song penned by Depp, Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Johnny’s longtime collaborator Bruce Witkin.

As previously reported, the Hollywood Vampires album was an all-star project Cooper co-organized as a tribute to various now-dead rock stars who he used to drink with in Los Angeles early in his career. The record is made up mostly of classic cover tunes and features contributions from a jaw-dropping lineup of musicians that, in addition to Cooper, Perry and Depp, include Paul McCartney, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Joe Walsh, Slash, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Dave Grohl and Perry Farrell.

Hollywood Vampires will make their TV debut at the 58th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which airs February 15 on CBS. The band will feature a lineup that includes Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen, Witkin and Guns N’ Roses alums Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, and reportedly will pay tribute to late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES PLAN LEMMY GRAMMY TRIBUTE

Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp will perform a Motorhead track at ceremony on February 15 Hollywood Vampires say they’ll pay tribute to Lemmy at next week’s Grammy Awards.

The event will take place at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on February 15. And the band featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, say they’ll perform a Motorhead track in honour of the late rock icon, who died on December 28 aged 70.

Cooper tells Rolling Stone: “We started this band as a means to toast our ‘dead drunk friends’ at the Rainbow, all the ghosts in the bar, and now I guess Lemmy is involved in that, too.

“He was one of those salt-of-the-earth guys. Find me somebody who didn’t love Lemmy. He’s just one of those guys that’s impossible not to like.”

The band have yet to decide what Motorhead track to play on the night, but Cooper says Ace Of Spades could be in the running – although he’s unsure if he’d copy Lemmy’s distinctive vocals.

Cooper adds: “I might do it more Alice Cooper style, but it would still have to have that growl – that guttural voice to make it work. I can’t picture Creedence Clearwater doing that song.”

Hollywood Vampires will also perform Bad As I Am at the bash – a bonus track which features on the deluxe edition on their 2015 self-titled debut. It’s out on February 12 and is available for pre-order.

Cooper will head out on a tour with his solo band for a run of dates across North America in April and May. Continue reading HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES PLAN LEMMY GRAMMY TRIBUTE

Legendary Hollywood Vampires Partner With Epic Rights and Global Merchandising Services

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — During the 1970s in the upstairs bar of the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, the Hollywood Vampires were born.  It was a gathering place where celebrated artists such as John Lennon, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson and countless others would meet and drink into the early morning hours, and the club became legendary.

Three years ago, Hollywood Vampires founding member Alice Cooper and his good friend Johnny Depp decided the time was right to revive the camaraderie and spirit that defined Hollywood Vampires (minus the drinking), creating an environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. Cooper and Depp were joined by Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, along with producer Bob Ezrin, and soon the recording began.  The new albumHollywood Vampires, was released on September 11th, followed by two live performances at The Roxy in Hollywood and an international appearance at “Rock in Rio” in Brazil.

Continue reading Legendary Hollywood Vampires Partner With Epic Rights and Global Merchandising Services

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Forget today’s rock and roll hell-raisers, there was some real dastardly rock and roll debauchery happening in Hollywood in the mid ‘70s with a little-known bunch of music hooligans called “The Hollywood Vampires” who used Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill as their club house.

This ad hoc assemblage included president Alice Cooper, Vice President Keith Moon, and treasurer Bernie Taupin along with the likes of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and the MonkeesMicky Dolenz, among others. And while many of the key Vampires have passed on, Alice Cooper has brought them back from the dead in a new musical conglomeration not surprisingly dubbed The Hollywood Vampires.

And while those booze-guzzling days of yore are long gone, the spitfire attitude and revelry still endures in this new project. Joining Alice in the revived Hollywood Vampires are famed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, actor by day, occasional rock by night. Produced by Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper/KISS/Pink Floyd) the album features two new originals, All My Dead Drunk Friends and Raise the Dead alongside revved-up machine gun slammin’ reinventions of ‘70s classics from Vampire brethren, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, the Who, T.Rex, the Doors, Led Zeppelin and others.

A dazzling array of special guests abound with the likes of Paul McCartney, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Slash, Dave Grohl and Robby Krieger of the Doors joining in on the festivities.

Enjoy our chat with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry about this fun new venture. Continue reading Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper on Undead Supergroup Hollywood Vampires

Four famous musicians, one A-list actor and a fierce version of ‘Brown Sugar’: An afternoon with the world’s coolest cover band

 There’s a break in rehearsals for the Hollywood Vampires — a band made up, as singer Alice Cooper says, of men who’ve all had near-death experiences. The group recently released its self-titled debut, a blast of classic-rock karaoke featuring covers of “My Generation,” “Manic Depression” and an un-reinvented “Whole Lotta Love,” not to mention a “School’s Out”/”Another Brick in the Wall” medley. Now the band is in a Burbank warehouse, getting ready to play its first shows.