Hollywood Vampires, the self-described 'best bar band in the world', consists of core members and rock legends Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, together with guitarist Tommy Henriksen. Their tradition is to play a riotous tribute to the great lost heroes of music and their own original material, released on their recent studio album 'Rise'.
The three legends first came together to record in 2015, bonding over a shared love of their favorite songs and a desire to celebrate their ‘dead, drunk friends’ by playing the music of the fallen heroes. Named after Alice’s 1970s drinking club that included the likes of John Lennon, Keith Moon and Mickey Dolenz, legendary performances ensued around the world.
The 16-track album 'Rise' is one of the purest, most unapologetic and enjoyable rock and roll albums of recent times, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form. Unlike their 2015 debut record, the second album consists mainly of original material, written by the band. There are, however, in spirit of the Vampire’s original mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by legendary rockers who died far too young.