Alice Cooper says he, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry have written “a lot of new material” for their blistering new Vampires album, coming out in June.
The Vampires, Johnny, Joe, and Alice, started out as a tribute band, but this summer they are releasing an album featuring all-new, original, hard rock songs.
Alice Cooper announced to AZ Central, he, Johnny and Joe are recording their new Hollywood Vampires album from December 10 until February 26. That’s the space of time between Alice Cooper’s Pudding Concert and Alice’s return to his Paranormal Tour.
“I would imagine in that time that we’ll be going over to L.A. to record with the Vampires, because the Vampires, I think, are gonna go out in June.”
Alice Cooper described the album to AZ Central as a very hard rock album. Considering Johnny Depp and Joe Perry are providing two guitars as a strong backup for shock rocker Alice Cooper, that should be no surprise.
“It’s gonna be a hard-rock album. I know that. A very hard-rock album. Knowing those guys, their pedigree is hard rock. Joe Perry, Johnny and myself, we’re all sort of classic rock guys. So I think the songs will have a modern tinge to them but they’ll be pretty much classic guitar rock.”
“Johnny’s been writing, Joe’s writing, I’m writing. When we all get together, we’re gonna have a conglomeration of a lot of songs. That’s for the producer to figure out what songs go where and everything. But we’ve got a lot of material.”
Hollywood Vampires is planning a world tour this summer, and the three are already highly anticipated in Germany. The German fans are impatiently awaiting five shows in German venues this summer from Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry, according to Focus, a German publication.
In addition to Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper, the Hollywood Vampires tour will include other rock stars from “their circle of friends,” according to Focus. While Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry certainly know a virtually countless body of rockers, one could speculate Marilyn Manson could be among them. Still, Hollywood Vampires fans must wait and see as the line up has not been officially announced.