Category: Alice Cooper

Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper of Hollywood Vamp…

Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper of Hollywood Vampires performs on stage at Celebrity Theatre on December 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona ✨

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Alice and Johnny, this weekend, at Alice Coope…

Alice and Johnny, this weekend, at Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding.

Tommy and Johnny 💥

Tommy and Johnny 💥

Alice and Johnny, this weekend, at Alice Coope…

Alice and Johnny, this weekend, at Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding.

Photo by: Ross Halfin

AND SOLD!Johnny presenting the special  Duese…

AND SOLD!

Johnny presenting the special 

Duesenberg USA Johnny Depp Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar for auction during the Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding. 

This year’s auction items included a wardrobe case of Cooper’s full of actual costumes worn on stage, and other items with Johnny’s autograph. 

The guitar was fetched for $31,000 with proceeds going for Alice Cooper Solid Rock Foundation.

Johnny rocking last Saturday at Alice Cooper’s…

Johnny rocking last Saturday at Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding.

The Hollywood Vampires reunited for the “Alice…

The Hollywood Vampires reunited for the “Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding”, last Saturday (December 8).

Unfortunately, Joe Perry couldn’t go. “Joe Perry has been diagnosed with pulmonary issues and forbidden by his doctor to travel while he is recuperating. His doctor is treating him and expects Joe to make a full recovery. Joe expressed his disappointment in not being able to perform with the Hollywood Vampires at Christmas Pudding.” – Alice Cooper.

Photos by: Ross Halfin Photography

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding rocked with J…

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding rocked with Johnny Depp, Blue Oyster Cult and more:

This was after a crowd-pleasing headlining set by the Vampires, featuring Cooper and Johnny Depp, who commands the stage with the presence you’d expect from looking at him while bringing more than swagger to the table on guitar.

If you’re looking for flash, he’s no Strauss (or Varela). But he’s great at the kind of guitar he plays, which is more in the Chuck-Berry-filtered-through-Dave-Davies blues-punk tradition.

The Vampires opened strong with the muscular post-Stooges forward momentum of “I Want My Now,” following through with the equally raucous “Raise the Dead” and “As Bad As I Am.”

They’re more a band now than they were the first time they played Pudding in 2016, with more original material to share.

And they kept the focus on the strength of that original material as they made their way through “The Boogieman Surprise,” “My Dead Drunk Friends” and – “just to you show we’re not a one-trick pony,” as Cooper introduced it – “Welcome to Bushwhackers,” a song that had more of a Sun Records rockabilly flavor.

Then, they got back to their roots with a handful of covers, from “Baba O’Riley” by the Who, complete with a synth loop, to David Bowie’s “Heroes,” with Depp really making a case for himself as a front man, Cooper playing blues-harp on “The Jack” by AC/DC and bassist Chris Wyse assuming the vocal spotlight on a raucous “Ace of Spades.”

They closed their proper set the way you’d close your proper set if you were them, with “School’s Out.” After all, as I heard Cooper tells his bandmates while discussing setlist order during soundcheck, “Generally, you can’t do anything after ‘School’s Out’.” True enough.

Then they brought everyone back for an endearingly sloppy rendition of “Run, Rudolph, Run” with one guitar solo after another.

Johnny Depp – December 8th, 2018 – Alice Coo…

Johnny Depp – December 8th, 2018 – Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding, Celebrity Theatre , Phoenix.

Photos by Ross Halfin

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding!

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding!