Hollywood Vampires Detail New Album ‘Rise’
Following the premiere of lead track “Who’s Laughing Now,” Hollywood Vampires announced details of their second album, Rise, which will be released on June 21.
The supergroup, featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, also revealed that Jeff Beck and John Waters appear as guests on the track “Welcome to Bushwackers.” You can see the full track listing below.
“Unlike their 2015 debut record, the new album Rise, produced by Tommy Henriksen and the band, consists mainly of original material,” a statement said. “However, in the spirit of the Vampires' original mission, there are three covers of songs originally written and recorded by some fellow rockers who died far too young: an intimate and intense version of David Bowie's ‘Heroes,’ beautifully performed by Johnny Depp; the late Jim Carroll Band's ‘People Who Died’; and Johnny Thunders’ ‘You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory,’ sung by Joe Perry.”
“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," Cooper said. "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 said the LP was built out of “pure creative energy." “The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders," he noted. "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.”
Hollywood Vampires, ‘Rise’ Track Listing
1. "I Want My Now"
2. "Good People Are Hard to Find"
3. "Who's Laughing Now"
4. "How the Glass Fell"
5. "The Boogieman Surprise"
6. "Welcome to Bushwackers" (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters)
7. "The Wrong Bandage"
8. "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory"
9. "Git From Round Me"
11. "A Pitiful Beauty"
12. "New Threat"
13. “Mr. Spider”
14. “We Gotta Rise”
15. “People Who Died”