Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Johnny Depp's Hollywood Vampires Playing Live Dates

From Rolling Stone:
Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, have announced their first live dates, set for next month. Rounding out the lineup will be former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, both of whom also play in the supergroup Velvet Revolver. The name "Hollywood vampires" references a loose collective of rockers, including Cooper, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon [plus Micky Dolenz if the pic below is to be trusted], who got together in the early Seventies and drink on the Sunset Strip at the Rainbow.
I like that Cooper was a part of the real group the band is named after! It's like Gene Simmons playing bass for a Kiss tribute band. I also love the set list:
As for the Vampires' music, the crew plays a mix of cover songs by members of the original Hollywood vampires, including the Who's "My Generation," the Doors' "Five to One" and "Break on Through," Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire," Lennon's "Cold Turkey" and Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression."
Of all the participants here, I'm going to have to say that only Alice gets my Advancement vote on this one. My Alice kick continues...

One more note on the picture: Anne Murray. (Source)

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