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April 19, 2019   Hollywood Vampires Music News 3 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”

  • Debbie
    Posted on April 19, 2019

    Sooooo EXCITED!!! I already have my 2 albums pre-ordered! One a CD and the other is vinyl. The new video release “Who’s Laughing Now” Awesome totally Awesome and is a great new sound! Can’t wait to hear the guys perform this new music live!!!🤗

  • Ginny
    Posted on April 19, 2019

    Awesome! Congratulations to the band!

  • Silke
    Posted on April 21, 2019

    Who’s laughing now is so great, I can’t wait for the album (pre-ordered, of course).
    And there should be a tour in Europe, too – please,

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