HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES To Release Self-Titled Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 1:46 PM


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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, featuring a collection of rock superstars convened by Alice Cooper, AEROSMITH’s Joe Perry and their mutual friend Johnny Depp, will release their self-titled album on September 11th.

Guests on the record include Sir Paul McCartney, Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, along with a spoken introduction to “Raise The Dead” by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just before his death. You can watch a brief trailer below.

The album celebrates the spirit of the original drinking club of the same name that gathered at the upstairs bar of the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles from 1972, of which Cooper was a founding member. Attendees would include the likes of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.<>p “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice.

Cooper and Depp decided three years ago that they should remember those halcyon days — without the drinking — in an album project with remakes of rock classics, with producer Bob Ezrin. The album package is an antique book which was created by men’s fashion designer and rock fan John Varvatos, and liner notes are supplied by Taupin.

“I’m not here to defend their vices,” he writes of the original Vampires. “Over-indulgence of any sort does not ultimately constitute for a healthy mind and body. And while on the periphery of those involved, wives may have come and gone, career choices may have been deemed dubious, and heartbreak in some cases stalked a dark corridor, but in the lair of the Hollywood Vampires only joy and laughter reigned.”

The lead single, which combines Alice’s own “School’s Out” with PINK FLOYD’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2”, was debuted on Cooper’s own radio show. McCartney shares lead vocals with Alice, and plays piano and bass, on a version of the song he wrote for BADFINGER, “Come And Get It”, while Alice is joined by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson for a cover of LED ZEPPELIN’s “Whole Lotta Love”.

Other highlights include Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” with Depp and Walsh on guitar and THE WHO's “My Generation”, with Depp and Tommy Henriksen on guitar and Zak Starkey on drums. All artist proceeds from the album will be donated to MusiCares.

Hollywood Vampires tracklisting:

  • “The Last Vampire”
    • Narration: Sir Christopher Lee
    • Keyboards and Sound Design: Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou
  • “Raise the Dead”
    • (Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Rob Klonel)
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    • Drums: Glenn Sobel
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin
  • “My Generation”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Drums: Zak Starkey
    • Background Vocals: Tommy Henriksen
  • “Whole Lotta Love”
    • Vocals: Brian Johnson, Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    • Harmonica: Alice Cooper
    • Drums: Zak Starkey
    • Bass: Kip Winger
    • Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    • Backing Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen
  • “I Got a Line”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
    • Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    • Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
    • Bass: Kip Winger
    • Background Vocals: Perry Farrell, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin
  • “Five to One / Break On Through”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    • Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
    • Farfisa: Charlie Judge
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
  • “One / Jump Into The Fire”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
    • Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    • Drums: Dave Grohl
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Keyboard: Bob Ezrin, Bruce Witkin
    • Programming: Tommy Henriksen
  • “Come and Get It”
    • Vocals: Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
    • Piano: Paul McCartney
    • Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
    • Bass: Paul McCartney
    • Background Vocals: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Abe Laboriel Jr., Bob Ezrin
  • “Jeepster”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen,
    • Drums: Glenn Sobel
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    • Background Vocals: Bob Ezrin
  • “Cold Turkey”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    • Drums: Glenn Sobel
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    • Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen
  • “Manic Depression”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    • Drums: Zak Starkey
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Piano: Bob Ezrin
  • “Itchycoo Park”
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    • Drums: Glenn Sobel
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    • Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin
  • “School’s Out / Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2"
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson
    • Guitar: Slash, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    • Drums: Neal Smith
    • Bass: Dennis Dunaway
    • Background Vocals: Kip Winger, Bob Ezrin
  • “Dead Drunk Friends”
    • (Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin)
    • Vocals: Alice Cooper
    • Guitars: Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin
    • Drums: Glenn Sobel
    • Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    • Bass: Bruce Witkin
    • Piano: Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
    • Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
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