Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires Album Due For September Release
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Those of you eagerly anticipating the results of a two-year musical collaboration between Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry need wait no longer. Hollywood Vampires, named after Cooper’s boozing social group of rock musicians in the 70s, have announced a self-titled album that’s due for release on 11 September 2015.
This time round, the so-called Vampires have ditched heavy drinking in favour of sobriety, and a variety of cameos from other big-name rockers.
Depp and Cooper appear on every one of the album’s 14 tracks, joined by the likes of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Slash, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey and Paul McCartney – still fresh off his Kanye West, Rihanna and Lady Gaga collaborations from earlier this year.Hollywood Vampires album trailer.
If the idea of a few aging rockers and one film star jamming over cups of tea doesn’t excite you, the group have also released the album’s full tracklisting. As previously reported, the album consists mostly of cover songs, in an homage to Cooper’s original Vampire drinking buddies from days past.
Some of the 12 songs covered include Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Cooper’s School’s Out, Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, Harry Nillson’s Jump in the Fire, My Generation by the Who and the Doors’ Break on Through.Heavy drinking out, high-end design in … The Hollywood Vampires album package by John Varvatos.
Hollywood Vampires will be packaged in a vintage book designed by menswear designer John Varvatos. All proceeds from the album are due to go to MusiCares, a foundation set up to assist people in music suffering financial, medical and personal emergencies, which was founded by the academy responsible for the Grammy awards.
See the album’s full tracklist, below: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 part 2 Dead Drunk Friends