Hollywood Vampires – Rise

To pay tribute to old friends and musicians that succumbed to hard living with alcohol and drugs, singer Alice Cooper brought his buddies Joe Perry (Aerosmith) and actor Johnny Depp out on the road to play some covers in their honor. They called the band Hollywood Vampires because back when, Alice was a part of that gang that included a bunch of 60’s and 70’s celebrities that had a drinking club called The Hollywood Vampires because, well, they hung around in Hollywood and they only came out at night. As guest musicians people like Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns N’ Roses) and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) showed up for the gigs. As time went by – and as Alice was about to release a cover album himself – the guys decided to make a band out of it and while they were at it, make Alice’s covers album a band album instead.

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