Alice Cooper, Joe Perry on Hollywood Vampires Tour: It’s About Fun

“You’d think there’d be ego, but there hasn’t been one problem with ego in this whole thing,” singer says of all-star group

Hollywood Vampires – the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, among others – will be mounting an 18-date North American tour this summer, and that means one thing to the singer. “Apparently, Johnny’s not making any movies this summer,” he says with a big laugh. “I think he loves playing rock & roll more than he does making movies. He calls movies his day job.”

Ever since the group put out its raucous self-titled debut last year – a collection of cover songs by artists Cooper calls his “dead drunk friends” that made it into the Top 10 ofBillboard’s hard-rock chart – Hollywood Vampires have only given short glimpses into what they’re capable of live. They played a couple of star-studded gigs at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre and a date at Brazil’s mega-festival Rock in Rio, and they debuted a new original tune and paid tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister with a fiery performance at the Grammy Awards this past February. Now, with each of the musicians’ schedules somehow in alignment and the addition of Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo replacing bassist Duff McKagan, they’re ready to take the show on the road. “This is a real band here,” Cooper says. “We actually tour and do shows, argue, do everything.” He laughs.

The singer and guitarist Joe Perry spoke to Rolling Stone in early April in anticipation of the tour, which kicks off in Verona, New York, on May 24th, to preview what fans should expect. Continue reading Alice Cooper, Joe Perry on Hollywood Vampires Tour: It’s About Fun

Mistress Carrie’s Blog: Joe Perry from Aerosmith & The Hollywood Vampires called in! Listen here

Joe Perry called in, and when he does, he always has a lot to say. Of course I had to ask him about his 2 Grammy performances, his collaboration with Pitbull, the passing of Lemmy, the history of the original Hollywood Vampires, working with Johnny Depp, and taking the band on tour. But, we also talked about Brian Johnson recent announcement about his hearing, and how Joe protects his, after decades of live perfomances, the passing of George Martin, and obviously I had to ask about the state of Aerosmith and his ongoing relationship with Steven Tyler. I think I may have woken him up, he sounded kind of sleepy!

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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