Super-group The Hollywood Vampires has revealed they are planning on releasing two albums this year. Alice Cooper has said that the band will be unleashing a 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.
Cooper told Billboard : “It’s really interesting because it’s not your normal hard rock,” talking about the band’s new studio album: “It goes places I wouldn’t normally go, and that’s kind of what I like about it.”
He also touched on Depp’s songs, and how it was helping him vent about the abuse charges by ex-wife Amber Heard, and rumors about his health and addiction issues.
“I’m spewing his venom on this album, which is kind of good,” says Cooper, who assures that “all the stuff you heard last year about Johnny, 99 percent was just bull. I’ve never seen him look better in my life. I’ve never seen him happier.
“I’ve never heard him play better, and the way the press would have it is he’s a total destruction and ready to die. Totally not true.”
No release date has been set for the new releases but you can catch The Hollywood Vampires on a 7-date US west coast run kicking off May 10th in Las Vegas, NV.
The Hollywood Vampires Tour Dates:
05/10 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
05/11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek
05/12 — San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
05/14— Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
05/16 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino
05/17 — Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Casino
05/18 — Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Casino