Rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires are back with a new song and a new album on tap! Their new album Rise is dude out on June 21st via earMusic. In case you have been living under a rock, the band includes legends like Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, and shock rock icon Alice Cooper. You can hear the first new single now, Who’s Laughing Now right here and pre-order the album below!
Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of, says Cooper. I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy, and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album, we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock ‘n’ roll brothers.
Perry says, Rise came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.
The band is also embarking on a short tour this May. Dates are below.
The Hollywood Vampires Rise Track Listing:
1. I Want My Now
2. Good People Are Hard to Find
3. Who’s Laughing Now
4. How the Glass Fell
5. The Boogieman Surprise
6. Welcome to Bushwackers (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters)
7. The Wrong Bandage
8. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory
9. Git From Round Me
11. A Pitiful Beauty
12. New Threat
13. Mr. Spider
14. We Gotta Rise
15. People Who Died
The Hollywood Vampires On Tour:
5/10 — The Joint — Las Vegas, NV
5/11 — The Greek — Los Angeles, CA
5/12 — Warfield Theatre — San Francisco, CA
5/14 — The Fillmore — Denver, CO
5/16 — Sandia Casino — Albuquerque, NM
5/17 — Talking Stick Casino — Scottsdale, AZ
5/18 — Fantasy Springs Casino — Indio, CA