Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hollywood Vampires announce Rise album and stream single Who’s Laughing Now

The Hollywood Vampires are streaming “Who’s Laughing Now” as the lead single from their forthcoming second album, “Rise.”

Due June 21, the project from the trio of Alice Cooper. Joe Perry and Johnny Depp marks the follow-up to the band’s self-titled 2015 debut.

"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. "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."

“Rise” mixes new original tunes with three covers, including David Bowie's "Heroes" performed by Depp; the late Jim Carroll Band's "People Who Died"; and Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory," sung by Perry. The set also features guest appearances by Jeff Beck and director John Waters on the track, “Welcome To Bushwackers.”

“’Rise’ came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires,” explains the Aerosmith rocker. “The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. 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."

The Hollywood Vampires will return to live action with a 7-date US west coast run that will begin May 10 in Las Vegas, NV.

Following the band’s mini-tour, Cooper will launch all-new "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" stage show with US dates starting in July.

The Hollywood Vampires

Release date: June 21

01. I Want My Now
02. Good People Are Hard to Find
03. Who's Laughing Now
04. How the Glass Fell
05. The Boogieman Surprise
06. Welcome To Bushwackers (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters)
07. The Wrong Bandage
08. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory (Johnny Thunders cover)
09. Git From Round Me
10. Heroes (David Bowie cover)
11. A Pitiful Beauty
12. New Threat
13. Mr. Spider
14. We Gotta Rise
15. People Who Died (Jim Carroll Band cover)
16. Congratulations

See also:

VIDEO: Alice Cooper drops puck at Arizona Coyotes NHL game
The Hollywood Vampires to release multiple albums this year
Alice Cooper announces summer tour premiere series
Hollywood Vampires announce US west coast shows
Search Alice Cooper at hennemusic