Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry bring this year’s Christmas Pudding to Celebrity Theatre

Supergroup headlines show to benefit teen center on Saturday, Dec. 3

Check out Alice Cooper’s 15th Annual Christmas Pudding on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Celebrity Theatre. This year’s line up is phenomenal. Supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which includes Phoenix rock legend Alice Cooper, actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, headlines the show and performs rock classics. This will be a repeat performance for Depp, who played guitar to a full house at 2012’s Christmas Pudding. Rock out with the ”I Can’t Drive 55” guy, Sammy Hagar (formerly of Van Halen and Montrose). If you like to headbang, check out nu-metal band Korn. Tempe’s Gin Blossoms, who had several top 10 hits in the ‘90s, will play their brand of alternative rock. Continue reading Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry bring this year’s Christmas Pudding to Celebrity Theatre

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and X Japan’s Yoshiki for Classic Rock Awards Tokyo

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and X Japan mainman Yoshiki join star-studded lineup for the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in Tokyo this week

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and X Japan mainman Yoshiki are the latest stars to be added to the incredible lineup for this week’s Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in Tokyo.

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Joe Perry talks riffs, guitars, and Hollywood Vampires

Feature Interview:  Joe Perry Talks Riffs, Guitars, and the Future of Hollywood Vampires

Hard to believe, but nearly a half-century has passed since Joe Perry partnered with Steven Tyler to form the songwriting core of Aerosmith. The Boston-based rockers have been on a sabbatical of late, but during the downtime, Perry has involved himself in several projects. Most notably, the veteran guitarist recently wrapped up a tour performing with the Hollywood Vampires – a “supergroup” named after Alice Cooper’s notorious group of ‘70s drinking buddies. Comprised of Cooper, Perry, Johnny Depp, Matt Sorum, Tommy Henriksen, Robert DeLeo and Bruce Witkin, the Vampires also recorded an album that mixed three original songs with cover versions of period-specific classics. We spoke with Perry before the tour got underway, and then followed up with him after he came off the road.

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Alice Cooper Breaks Silence on Joe Perry Collapse

“He told me the night before he hadn’t eaten in two days,” singer says

Alice Cooper explains what happened to Joe Perry when the guitarist collapsed onstage.

Alice Cooper vividly remembers the shock he felt when he learned that Joe Perry had collapsed onstage mid-song during a Hollywood Vampires concert in Brooklyn. “It scared the hell out of me,” he tells Rolling Stone. “The lyrics to [‘Raise the Dead’], the first song we played that night, go, ‘Cardiac, heart attack … they never feared the reaper,’ and I look around the stage and he’s gone. He was lying behind an amp on his back, and I went, ‘Oh, my God.’ We didn’t know what happened until after the show.” Continue reading Alice Cooper Breaks Silence on Joe Perry Collapse

See Pearl Jam Cover Aerosmith’s ‘Draw the Line’ at Fenway Park

Band also dusts off Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” at first of three concerts at Red Sox stadium

Pearl Jam kicked off a three-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park Friday night with their first ever performance of Aerosmith’s “Draw the Line.”

Pearl Jam kicked off a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park Friday night with a 32-song concert that featured the band performing, for the first time, “Draw the Line” by hometown heroes Aerosmith.

“That was for Joe Perry. We’re thinking about you,” Vedder told the Boston crowd after their rendition of the 1977 single. In July, Perry collapsed onstage during a Hollywood Vampires concert in Brooklyn; two weeks later, he rejoined the supergroup. Continue reading See Pearl Jam Cover Aerosmith’s ‘Draw the Line’ at Fenway Park

Joe Perry Returns to Hollywood Vampires Tour: Watch the Band Play ‘Come Together’

Joe Perry is back on tour with the Hollywood Vampires. Although Steven Tyler was “really concerned” about his Aerosmith bandmate after Perry collapsed at a Hollywood Vampires show in Brooklyn and was hospitalized on July 10, it appears the guitarist is ready to rock again.

Joe Perry ‘Stable’ After Health Scare During Hollywood Vampires Concert

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