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19 April 2019   Hollywood Vampires Music News 2 Comments

Hollywood Vampire’s second studio album will be released on June 21, 2019.

It’s official: Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper will return on June 21 this year with their second album as Hollywood Vampires. The album is called Rise and will be a 16-track effort from the group, containing mostly original material written by the band itself. The album can be pre-saved here.

There are three covers included, however, as tributes to rock stars we lost too soon, including a version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” (performed by Johnny), Jim Carroll Band‘s “People Who Died” and Johnny Thunders‘ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (sung by Joe). Other tracks on the album include “I Want My Now,” “The Boogieman Surprise,” “We Gotta Rise” and “Mr. Spider.”

“Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of,” says Cooper in a statement. “I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy, and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album, we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock ‘n’ roll brothers.”

Perry adds that the album came from “pure creative energy” akin to the band’s live performances. “The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders,” he says. “There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”

Track list:
“I Want My Now”
“Good People Are Hard to Find”
“Who’s Laughing Now”
“How the Glass Fell”
“The Boogieman Surprise”
“Welcome to Bushwackers” (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters)
“The Wrong Bandage”
“You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”
“Git From Round Me”
“Heroes”
“A Pitiful Beauty”
“New Threat”
“Mr. Spider”
“We Gotta Rise”
“People Who Died”
“Congratulations”

On their official Twitter account, Hollywood Vampires shared two new posters to promote their upcoming spring tour, which starts May 10 in Las Vegas, NV.

The two posters they shared – and which we already added to our photo gallery, of course – promote their 3rd show in San Francisco, CA on May 12th and their 4th concert in Denver, CO on May 14th. As we already mentioned, the posters have been added to our gallery.

19 March 2019   Hollywood Vampires Music News 1 Comment

RMW Team and the Hollywood Vampires themselves have revealed (on their official Twitter) that this year 2019, two new albums are planned to be released.

Super-group The Hollywood Vampires has revealed they are planning on releasing two new albums this year. Alice Cooper has said that the band will be unleashinga live album recorded last year in Europe, as well as their second studio record, comprised of originals sung by Cooper and three covers handled by Joe Perry and Johnny Depp.

The link to the original post on their Twitter feed can be found here.

Hollywood Vampires have officially revealed their Spring 2019 tour dates on their Twitter account. The tour starts in Las Vegas, CA on May 10 and ends in City Indio, CA on May 18 this year.

For more information about VIP tickets etc. and for the complete list of dates, visit the official website.

Dates:
5/10 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
5/11 – The Greek – Los Angeles, CA
5/12 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
5/14 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO
5/16 – Sandia Casino – Albuquerque, NM
5/17 – Talking Stick Casino – Scottsdale, AZ
5/18 – Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA

Fan Club Pre-sale: Tuesday 3/5 @ 10AM Local
VIP On Sale: Tuesday 3/5 @ 10AM Local
Public On Sale: Friday 3/8 @ 10AM Local

The Hollywood Vampires VIP packages will be available beginning Tuesday, March 5. VIP packages may include a meet & greet, photo with the band, a premium seat, and exclusive merchandise.

The picture you can see on the left was taken in Russia last week, where Johnny had been touring with his band Hollywood Vampires before they headed over to Germany, where they’re currently performing. After a Johnny admirer posted this picture with Johnny on her Instagram account, statements such as “he looks ill” or “he looks so pale and skinny” have been making their rounds on several social media platforms. So, among comments from other fans who told them how lucky they were to have met their idol, were concerns over Johnny’s appearance.

Just to give you an example of how people reacted, comments like those were not uncommon:

‘I think that my hero looks ill,’ said one concerned admirer on Facebook.

‘He looks thin,’ said another.

Others did not seem to recognize the Pirates of the Caribbean star at all.

‘F*** me is that Johnny Depp?’ remarked one Twitter user.

Since I do not like spreading rumors, neither about one of his movie/music projects, nor about his personal stuff, I decided to share this nevertheless. I personally do accept his decisions and privacy etc. and I know very well how a certain angle of a photo or the light might make you look different . So, I read a lot of statements from people who have met him throughout the tour, confirming that he was all healthy and happy when meeting them. I’m asking you guys: please do NOT spread any rumors about health issues or whatever when there are none! Yes, it’s up to you to be concerned and worried when seeing someone losing weight or whatever, but Johnny seems to be fine, so please let your concerns stay concerns and not turn into rumors.

So, photographer Ross Halfin took two new photos of Johnny before he was leaving with the rest of the Hollywood Vampires members to finally start their tour. As always, they’re tagged, but I added them to the image archive.

So, Johnny and the Hollywood Vampires are finally touring again, starting with a great show at the Showroom at Turning Stone in Verona, USA on May 17. I added some pictures from the rehearsals (May 16) and during the show (May 17) to the photo gallery. Enjoy!

By the way, Johnny did not only play the guitar but sang a David Bowie song as well!

17 March 2018   Gallery Music 6 Comments

I uploaded the two most recent photo shoots of Johnny by Ross Halfion to the photo gallery. The first was taken on March 09, where Ross had been in the studio with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry in Los Angeles, US. According to him, it wasn’t really a photoshoot, but he just took some photos. Johnny played “Down” and Joe Perry joined for “Sex Type Thing” and “Toys In The Attic“. He also called Johnny’s t-shirt the best he’d ever seen.

The second photoshoot was taken earlier this month, but was posted by Ross on March 14. Johnny was doing press for one of his films and they wree hanging out at his home while Johnny was getting ready. They were listening to music and Ross took these photos while Johnny was in the groove. He said, he likes the idea that they look as if he was not there.

19 February 2018   Appearances Gallery Music Personal No Comments

On Saturday, February 17, Johnny attended the Queens of the Stone Age concert in Inglewood, California. A few backstage pictures have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy!

7 February 2018   Hollywood Vampires Music News No Comments

Great news, UK admirers! Hollywood Vampires have announced they’ll make their UK debut later this year.

They’ll be joined by special guests The Darkness and The Damned. Tickets, along with Meet & Greet VIP packages, will go on sale from 9am on Friday, February 9, via AXS. I will insert the official link on this post as soon as it’s possible.

The UK tour dates:
June 16 — Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17 — Manchester Arena
June 19 — Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 20 — London The SSE Arena Wembley