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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry’s supergroup Hollywood Vampires announce debut album

Featuring Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Slash, Joe Walsh, and many more

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    New details have emerged about the upcoming album from Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup started by Johnny DeppAlice Cooper, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

    Due out September 11th, the record features appearances from Paul McCartneyDave Grohl, Slash, Joe Walsh, AC/DC’s Brian JohnsonPerry Farrell, Zak Starkey, The Doors’ Robby KriegerKip Winger, the late actor Christopher Lee, and many more.

    Most of the album’s 14 tracks are covers, such as a mashup of Cooper’s “School’s Out” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2”, though there are a few originals included. “Raise the Dead” and “Dead Drunk Friends” were co-written by Depp and Cooper alongside producer Bob Ezrin. “The Last Vampire”, meanwhile, features narration from the late Lee, a beloved horror movie actor who also starred in Star Wars Episode II and III.

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    Work on the album began in 2012 and took two years to finish. Taking its name from the the old group of rock ‘n’ roll drinking buddies who would meet at Rainbow on the Sunset Strip, the album features liner notes from original Hollywood Vampire and Elton John’s writing partner Bernie Taupin. “I’m not completely sure what constituted bad behavior back then, but in this lair it existed in a bubble, a hermetically sealed dome of fun,” said Taupin in the notes. “It may not have been the round table at the Algonquin, but these were witty, intelligent guys who often got raucous and loud, but rest assured there were no bystanders or animals hurt in the making of the Hollywood Vampires.”

    Clothing designer John Varvatos created the packaging, which resembles an antique book. All proceeds from the record’s sale will benefit MusiCares. Watch a behind-the-scenes trailer for the record below, followed by the full tracklist and personnel contributions (via Rolling Stone).

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    Hollywood Vampires Tracklist:
    01. The Last Vampire
    Narration: Sir Christopher Lee
    Keyboards and Sound Design: Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou

    02. 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

    03. My Generation
    Vocals: Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Drums: Zak Starkey
    Background Vocals: Tommy Henriksen,

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    04. Whole Lotta Love
    Vocals: Brian Johnson, Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp,
    Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    Harmonica: Alice Cooper
    Drums: Zak Starkey
    Bass: Kip Winger
    Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    Backing Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

    05. I Got A Line
    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

    06. Five to One/Break on Through
    Vocals: Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
    Farfisa: Charlie Judge
    Bass: Bruce Witkin

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    07. One/Jump Into the Fire
    Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
    Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
    Drums: Dave Grohl
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Keyboard: Bob Ezrin, Bruce Witkin
    Programming: Tommy Henriksen

    08. Come and Get It
    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

    09. Jeepster
    Vocals: Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen,
    Drums: Glenn Sobel
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    Background Vocals: Bob Ezrin

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    10. Cold Turkey
    Vocals: Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    Drums: Glenn Sobel
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

    11. Manic Depression
    Vocals: Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    Drums: Zak Starkey
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Piano: Bob Ezrin

    12. Itchycoo Park
    Vocals: Alice Cooper
    Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
    Drums: Glenn Sobel
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

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    13. School’s Out/Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2
    Vocals: Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson
    Guitar: 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
    Programming: Tommy Henriksen
    Bass: Bruce Witkin
    Piano: Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
    Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin

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