Alice Cooper details ‘Hollywood Vampires’ album featuring Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp

August 5, 2015

Alice Cooper announced a new “Hollywood Vampires” album (produced by Bob Ezrin; co-founder of Nimbus School of Recording & Media) featuring a ton of A-List guests, including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson & Johnny Depp!

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‘Hollywood Vampires’ was conceptualized by Cooper and actor Johnny Depp, who grabbed a bunch of their celebrity friends to cover songs by “their dead friends and heroes”.

The track ‘The Last Vampire’ also features narration from Dracula actor Sir Christopher Lee, who passed away in June.

Speaking to NME about the album, Cooper explained how the concept for ‘Hollywood Vampires’ came about.

“We decided to put the band together and kind of celebrate all of our dead, drunk friends. You know, all of our big brothers died at 27 years old. Jim Morrison, we toured with The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix was one of our best friends, and we drank with these guys, and Johnny Depp and I were doing that movie Dark Shadows, and we decided that one night we were gonna go to the 100 Club and just be a bar band. No glitz, no glam. Somebody yells out [The Rolling Stones’] ‘Brown Sugar’. Yeah we’ll play that. [Jane’s Addiction’s] ‘Been Caught Stealing’. Sure, we know that. Just to kind of have fun with it,” he said.

“At that time we just had so much fun playing covers that we said, why don’t we do an album that celebrates all of our dead, drunk friends? We started naming them; John Lennon, Keith Moon from The Who, you know, Harry Nilsson, T Rex, and the list was so impressive and we could pick out songs and we ended up making the album. So it’s not an Alice Cooper album, it’s a Hollywood Vampires album.”

 

TRACK LISTING:

‘The Last Vampire’
‘Raise The Dead’
‘My Generation’
‘Whole Lotta Love’
‘I Got A Line’
‘Five to One/Break On Through’
‘One/Jump Into The Fire’
‘Come And Get It’
‘Jeepster’
‘Cold Turkey’
‘Manic Depression’
‘Itchycoo Park’
‘School’s Out/Another Brick in The Wall Pt 2’
‘Dead Drunk Friends’

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