Supergroup Hollywood Vampires have shared their cover of David Bowie classic ‘Heroes’. The track, featuring Johnny Depp on lead vocals, was recorded last year at legendary Hansa Studios — the same place where Bowie wrote the original back in 1977. Check it out!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Joe Perry of Aerosmith, who collapsed and had to be rushed to the ER last weekend after performing with Billy Joel in New York, has offered an update on his health. Perry tweeted thanks to fans for the support. Perry’s publicist had issued an update yesterday, saying he was making progress. Perry had collapsed on stage back in 2016 during a Hollywood Vampires gig at Brooklyn, New York’s Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. We wish Joe well and will continue tracking this story.Continue reading
After performing as a special guest of Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, Aerosmith legend Joe Perry collapsed and was rushed to the Emergency Room in New York City late Saturday night.. Perry remains under observation His publicist has posted a statement about his condition. Perry had just finished playing “Walk This Way” with Joel and had gone back to his dressing room. Paramedics rushed to the scene and worked on the 68-year-old for around 40 minutes. A trachea was put down his throat to clear the air path. The ambulance personnel then put the guitarist on a stretcher, gave him oxygen and rushed him to a hospital.Continue reading
For 15 years now Alice Cooper has been raising money for charity with his Christmas Pudding concert series in his home state of Arizona. Gathering at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix on December 3rd Alice, along with fellow Hollywood Vampires Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, KORN, The Gin Blossoms, and others banded together to support Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. Continue reading
Reports are coming in from various new sources after fans witnessed Joe Perry, performing with his side project The Hollywood Vampires stumble offstage during the bands set in Brooklyn Sunday night. Perry was said to have collapsed right behind the stage with what is reported to be an episode of cardiac arrest. Fans at the show posted pictures and video to social media of the incident. Perry is on tour with the American rock supergroup consisting of singer Alice Cooper, actor Johnny Depp on guitar, and drummer Matt Sorum, during his downtime from Aerosmith. We wish Joe a speedy recovery. We are tracking this story and will update further when more news is confirmed.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry were honored on May 5, 2015 as one of the producers honored by the Sports Emmys for their work on 2014’s E:60 “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest,” which was directed by Aerosmith associate Casey Tebo.
E:60 won Sports Emmys for Open/Tease and Edited Sports Special for “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest” featuring a stirring performance by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of their iconic anthem “Dream On” with the Southern California Children’s Chorus, which was recorded last April in Los Angeles. “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)”was released as a single via iTunes, the day after the band surprised the audience at The Forum, in Inglewood, CA (July 30, 2014) by bringing the Southern California Children’s Chorus onstage to perform the song.
From the outside looking in, it can be easy to judge people we don’t know. Take Danny Worsnop as a prime example… the last Asking Alexandria album From Death To Destiny (Sumerian) was widely seen as a step back at best, and tepid filler at worst (though hardly a commercial failure, nonetheless), so jumping ship to a more commercially viable band, the cynic would say, prolongs his stay in the limelight and at the top, and gives him a better chance of maintaining the Sunset Strip lifestyle. The cynic will be shot down in flames by joie de vivre of We Are Harlot (Roadrunner). ‘Blame It On The Love Of Rock n’ Roll’ as someone fairly successful once sang…
While first track ‘Dancing on Nails’ is decent and rocky enough, second track ‘DLT’ (Dirty Little Thing, not a defence of disgraced UK DJ Dave Lee Travis) is one helluva fuel injection turbo boost that prompts an face-splitting grin, as the guitars rock out and Worsnop belts out the chorus, and it all makes sense; whatever you perceive his motives to be, you can’t fake energy, you can’t fake fun and you can’t fake rock n’ fucking roll, and We Are Harlot has all three in spades.
I don’t know Worsnop, but any doubts I had are banished by the genuine, honest, uptempo and spirited rock n’ roll on display throughout.
From that moment on, the album flies by in a conveyor belt of Joe Perry-on-speed chord-bashing guitar liveliness and vocal exuberance. Worsnop brought the rock to AA at times, but here he’s set free and has never sounded better, and it must be said, it’s great to live in a world without breakdowns. He may not have the distinctiveness of an Axl or a Jon Bon Jovi but there is a touch of blues, a touch of pop and a bucketful of rock, and a nice gravelly tone to Worsnop’s voice, particularly on the bourbon-ballad ’I Tried’. ‘The One’ swaggers, ‘Flying Close To The Sun’ and ‘Never Turn Back’ have radio hit written all over them while ‘One More Night’ is head-on smash (hit) of Appetite For Destruction (Geffen) and The Wildhearts.
However, don’t think for a second this is a retro-by-numbers homage to The Legends Of Rock. Yes, you can hear Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses have had their influence in the sound, but this is a flying by the seat of its pants, gregarious, germane, gratifying, gratuitous and genuinely great album.
The Brazilian edition of Rock In Rio has updated its schedule of confirmed acts to perform. The event is held September 18-27, 2015 at The New City of Rock in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. A partial schedule of the heavier acts have been confirmed.
September 18, 2015
(more bands to be confirmed)
September 19, 2015
Ministry + Burton C Bell (of Fear Factory)
Angra + Doro Pesch + Dee Snider
Nocterall + Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween)
September 24, 2015
System of a Down
Queens of the Stone Age
Hollywood Vampires (featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp)
Lamb of God
Halestorm + Convidado
Project 46 + John Wayne
September 25, 2015
Faith No More
De La Tierra
Steve Vai + Camerata Florianopolis
Nightwish + Jukka Nevalainen
Moonspell + Derrick Green
Classicos Do Terror
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present KISS with the ASCAP Founders Award at their 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29, 2015 at The Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The event is invite only. The ASCAP Founders Award goes to ASCAP’s pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients include Sir Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.