Alice Cooper Drops Details Of All-Star Supergroup’s Monster New Album

Written by Emmy Mack on 7th August, 2015

Alice Cooper Drops Details Of All-Star Supergroup’s Monster New Album

The official roll call for the new Hollywood Vampires album does not, ahem, suck.

Sir Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Slash and more will feature on the debut album from the Alice Cooper-led supergroup.

The all-star project, which was kickstarted by Cooper, Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, was originally formed as a tribute to the shock rocker’s former 1970’s drinking crew, also called The Hollywood Vampires, many of whom have since passed away.

And while we already new their debut album would be packing some pretty impressive cameos, the full list reads like rock n’ roll’s version of The Avengers (except saggier and with more eyeliner).

Joining core members Cooper, Captain Jack Sparrow and Perry will be Beatles legend Sir Paul as well as Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, together with guitar icon Slash, Foo Fighters champ Dave Grohl, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Eagles legend Joe Walsh, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Winger’s Kip Winger and late heavy metal Sith lord, Sir Christopher Lee.

Though the 14-track LP will be composed mostly covers, there are a few originals included, such as Raise the Dead and Dead Drunk Friends, which were co-written by Depp, Cooper and producer Bob Ezrin.

Chatting with Music Feeds earlier this year, Alice gave us a bit of background about how the project came about.

“I had a drinking club called the Hollywood Vampires in Los Angeles in 1972 to ’73,” he explained. “And every single night it was Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon, and when John Lennon was in town it was him. And it was all the guys that drank… It was sort of a drinking club.

“Well, I watched all of those guys die. I mean, every single one of ’em, except for John, died from drinking or drugs or whatever it was. So we decided I wanted to do an album, a covers album. I’ve never done a covers album. And I decided that I wanted to do an album that was dedicated to my dead, drunk friends.”

All proceeds from the sales of the album will be donated to the musician’s charity, MusiCares.

The Hollywood Vampires’ self-titled debut is due for release on Friday, 11th September. Check out the official album teaser, tracklisting and contributions, below.

Watch: The Hollywood Vampires – Album Teaser

Hollywood Vampires Cover Art:

hollywood vampires

Hollywood Vampires Tracklist:

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

2. 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

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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

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

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

Image: Alice Cooper Performs Live At Allphones Arena Sydney 2015 / Photo By Ashley Mar


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