Alice Cooper’s HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Welcome Paul McCartney

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - Hollywood Vampires

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES – Hollywood Vampires

They called their company HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, a bunch of rock rogues that hogged Los Angeles clubs around 1973-1974, their ranks including such drink-loving luminaries as John Lennon, loose on his Lost Weekend there, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr and Alice Cooper. Most of them in the better world now, it became only suitable for the latter to pay tribute to his fallen compadres and other music casualties, although it was Johnny Depp who suggested the dead-loving Alice resurrect the old name. What resulted is a covers – plus three new tracks – album, to be out on September 11, wherein some notable guests take part, among those Robby Krieger whose former colleague Jim Morrison was the subject of Cooper’s “Desperado” back in 1971, and Paul McCartney, who penned “Come And Get It” for the ill-fated BADFINGER.

Also on there are Sir Christopher Lee, in his last ever recorded performance, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, EAGLES’ Joe Walsh and AEROSMITH’s Joe Perry, as well as the surviving members of the original ALICE COOPER group who appear on the coupling of their evergreen “School’s Out” with “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” that Alice has been performing for a few years now.

With a video teaser down below, the full tracklist for the record runs like this:

1. The Last Vampire:
narration – Christopher Lee
keyboards – Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou

2. Raise The Dead:
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
drums – Glenn Sobel
bass – Bruce Witkin
background vocals – Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

3. My Generation (THE WHO):
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
bass – Bruce Witkin
drums – Zak Starkey
background vocals – Tommy Henriksen

4. Whole Lotta Love (LED ZEPPELIN):
vocals – Brian Johnson, Alice Cooper
guitars – Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
harmonica: Alice Cooper
drums – Zak Starkey
bass – Kip Winger
backing vocals – Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

5. I Got A Line On You (SPIRIT):
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

6. Five To One / Break On Through (THE DOORS):
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
drums – Abe Laboriel Jr.
Farfisa – Charlie Judge
bass – Bruce Witkin

7. One / Jump Into The Fire (Harry Nilsson):
vocals – Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
guitars – Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
drums – Dave Grohl
bass – Bruce Witkin
keyboards – Bob Ezrin, Bruce Witkin

8. Come And Get It (BADFINGER):
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

9. Jeepster (T. REX):
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen,
drums – Glenn Sobel
bass – Bruce Witkin
background vocals – Bob Ezrin

10. Cold Turkey (John Lennon):
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
drums – Glenn Sobel
bass – Bruce Witkin
background vocals – Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

11. Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix):
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
drums – Zak Starkey
bass – Bruce Witkin
piano – Bob Ezrin

12. Itchycoo Park (SMALL FACES):
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
drums – Glenn Sobel
bass – Bruce Witkin
background vocals – Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

13. School’s Out / Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (ALICE COOPER /PINK FLOYD):
vocals – Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson
guitars – Slash, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
drums – Neal Smith
bass – Dennis Dunaway
background vocals – Kip Winger, Bob Ezrin

14. Dead Drunk Friends:
vocals – Alice Cooper
guitars – Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin,
drums – Glenn Sobel
bass – Bruce Witkin
piano – Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
background vocals – Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin

August 9, 2015

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