Hollywood Vampires (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) Drop New Video
Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup consisting of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, have announced that they will be releasing a new record called Rise on June 21. Today, they’ve released a catchy first single: a raucous rock’n’roll anthem called Who’s Laughing Now?, which you can hear below.
Unlike Hollywood Vampires’ last record, Rise will feature mostly new material — written by Johnny Depp, mostly — with just three covers: David Bowie’s Heroes, People Who Died by Jim Carroll, and Johnny Thunder’s You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory, sung by Joe Perry.
Alice Cooper comments: “Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of. I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers.”
Joe Perry adds, “Rise came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”
Rise is out on June 21 via eOne music, but preorders are available now.
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