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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Some reviews of Hollywood Vampires shows

Hollywood Vampires a rockin’ club of musicians

Call it the ultimate of “cover” bands.

The Hollywood Vampires, the new mega-group starring macabre rocker Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, is touring the country this summer with a playlist of rock hits largely made famous by bands from the 1970s.

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LISTEN: JOE PERRY CHATS WITH DONNA DONNA ABOUT AEROSMITH, STEVEN TYLER, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, AND MORE

 Listen to my conversation with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry about his side project with Hollywood Vampires, his feelings about Aerosmith and Steven Tyler and much more.

Hollywood Vampires coming to Soaring Eagle July 13

Hall of fame songwriter Joe Perry, with Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler, wrote hit rock song after hit rock song.

But, during a recent interview with the Daily News, Perry had plenty of nice things to say for a fellow songwriter — a man best known for his talents on screen whether he is playing an aloof pirate or a pale, misunderstood monster.

“Johnny wrote one of the best songs on the record — and one of the best classic rock songs I’ve heard in a long time,” Perry said. Continue reading Hollywood Vampires coming to Soaring Eagle July 13

The good kind of vampires: 3 things to know about Johnny Depp’s band

There’s nothing new about actors taking a stab at music careers. It worked for Tab Hunter in the ’50s and more recently for Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars. You can add Johnny Depp’s name to that list with Hollywood Vampires, performing at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Tuesday, July 12.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith was in Los Angeles recently when he answered some questions about Hollywood Vampires, which features Alice Cooper and Depp, who played in rock bands before his acting career exploded in the early 1990s.

Q: How did you get involved with this group?

A: “We all know each other from different places going way back but this all just happened step by step. Johnny was doing the ‘Dark Shadows’ movie and they put Alice in a part. Johnny and Alice sat down and started plinking on guitars and they wrote a bunch of songs. When they came back and started recording, I was living about 20 yards from the studio so that worked out really well. Doing this wasn’t much of a jump for me and Alice but it was for Johnny and he’s loving it. He’s the first one to tell you acting is his day job but he’s a musician first.”

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Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry expresses his ‘Buffalove’

It might seem a bit gruesome at first blush, this idea of paying tribute to the dead rock stars who once populated Hollywood’s dens of iniquity as hardcore denizens of the dark. But when legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, erstwhile actor Johnny Depp, and the progenitor of shock rock Alice Cooper teamed up as Hollywood Vampires last year, the mood became far more celebratory than somber.

The Vampires picked their favorite tunes by deceased rock icons, many of whom had been friends – or at least, drinking buddies – back in the day, called a bunch of friends to round out the rhythm section, pulled in a few superstar cameos – some guy named McCartney was one of them – and tracked a glittering hard rock debut.

Jeff Miers spoke to Perry by phone a few weeks back, just as rehearsals for the tour were commencing. Here’s how it went.

Q: Playing the most recent Grammys last February with Hollywood Vampires felt, from the fan’s-eye view, like a victory for guitar-based rock ’n’ roll. We don’t hear much of that at awards shows these days. It cleared the air. How did it feel from your side of the stage?

A: It felt like you described it. Loud and raunchy and really energetic. How much more fun can you have than playing music you believe in with your friends? Continue reading Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry expresses his ‘Buffalove’

Hollywood Vampires band together for fan

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From left, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp visit with fan Amanda from Chicopee before their show at Foxwoods.

Amber Heard may say her soon-to-be ex-hubby, Johnny Depp, is nasty and abusive, but don’t tell that to a fan from Chicopee who had a heartwarming encounter with the Hollywood heavy and his band this past weekend.

The fan, identified only as Amanda, bought tickets to see Depp and his Hollywood Vampires bandmates Alice Cooper and Aerosmith ax man Joe Perry — before an accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down.

Because Amanda was unable to attend the concert on her own, her hometown donated an ambulance to transport her to Foxwoods for the show. When she arrived, Amanda was greeted by Depp, Cooper and Perry, who visited with her in the ambulance, then escorted her to the side of the stage, where she and her family watched the show. Continue reading Hollywood Vampires band together for fan