10:10 Alice standing up for Johnny <3
10:10 Alice standing up for Johnny <3
on the Late Late Show with James Corden, the Hollywood Vampires will return for their second performance on Halloween night!
The photo was taken last May 7, in Los Angeles, during the photoshoot for the album “Rise” and the American 2019 Spring Tour. An alternate shot was previously released last June 21.
“The album came out, the ‘Rise’ album, our second album, came out with mostly original material on it and it did really well — it was number one in, like, 15 countries,” he said (hear audio below). “It did really well. What tells us is that we should start writing another album. Johnny’s making movies right now. Joe’s [Perry] out with AEROSMITH doing residencies [in Las Vegas], and I’m on tour until December, so we probably won’t be meeting up again until the beginning of the year. Then we’ll start plotting out when the tour will be, and what the next album will be. But we will go out and tour again with the ‘Rise’ album.”
Cooper then shared how HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES came together and the type of outlet it provides in comparison to the far more theatrical nature of own band. “It was so unique,” he said. “I told ’em: ‘What we should do is put a bar band together. Call it HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES and just play songs for all of our dead, drunk friends. It was really true. All the guys we used to drink with, most of them died. I said, ‘Look: You’ve got Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Keith Moon, T.REX [Marc Bolan]. I said, ‘We could do all these songs.’ Not expecting it to end up playing in front of 200,000 people. I thought we were going to be a little bar band. We ended up touring and doing a whole bunch of European shows that had ten, twenty, thirty thousand people.”
He continued: “The band was so good. It had Duff McKagan from GUNS ‘N ROSES. We have Joe Perry for AEROSMITH. Johnny’s as good a guitar player as anybody. People always kind of question Johnny’s guitar playing. I tell them: Do you know who he’s out with right now and playing in the band? They ask, ‘Who?’ I said ’Jeff Beck.’ If you’re playing with Jeff Beck, the greatest guitar player of all time, that does say something about your guitar playing.”
Photos by Ross Halfin
Ps. Johnny’ is wearing a t-shirt with a photo of Patti Smith, known for being an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement in the 70′s and also Johnny’s friend. They already played together and Johnny also collaborated on the track “Banga” from her latest 2012 album “Banga”, playing drums and guitar.
With Hollywood Vampires, Johnny [Depp] and Jeff Beck and I are all good friends. He heard the song “Bushwackers” and he said, “I want to play on that.” So we get Jeff Beck, that’s one of those things that where you go, “We’ll never get Jeff Beck, he’s the greatest guitar player of all time” or “Paul McCartney will never sing on the Vampires album.” Well, he did come in and sing on it. Those are the things that you just go, “Oh my gosh I never thought that would happen.”
When we did the first Vampires album, everybody wanted to pay tribute to our dead, drunk friends. It was the perfect opportunity out in Los Angeles — Joe Walsh was there, Robby Krieger, Brian Johnson, Dave Grohl. They all picked a song they wanted to play on and it was fun to look at who played on that album and go, “Jeez, that’s the who’s who right there!”
This is the original version from the Hollywood Vampires performing “Heroes”, as aired on
TV for the “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on CBS channel, last July 30.
performance is the same, but the YouTube Version cuts
band and talking a little bit with Johnny, Joe and Alice when the performance ends.
Ella DeGea for the “Just Jared”
Alice Cooper teaches Joe Perry and Johnny to play guitar at the backstage from the “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, yesterday, (July 30) before their performance.
They look like teenagers