Hollywood Vampires Releasing First Live Album In June
Set for release on June 2nd is Hollywood Vampires‘ first live album, titled, Live In Rio. The band, which features Alice Cooper, Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp, was captured live back in 2015 — only days after the release of their debut album — performing in front of a whopping 100,000 fans.
Ultimate Classic Rock reported the collection includes such Alice Cooper standards as “School’s Out” and “Billion Dollar Babies” along with covers of the Rolling Stones‘ “Brown Sugar,” the Who‘s “My Generation” and “I’m A Boy,” T. Rex‘s “Jeepster,” the Doors‘ “Five To One,” Spirit‘s “I Got A Line On You,” the Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s “Manic Depression,” and John Lennon‘s “Cold Turkey” — with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale joining the band for a take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Whole Lotta Love.”
Alice Cooper told us that opposed to his infamous image back in the 1970’s — he hasn’t been considered dangerous or outside the mainstream for years: “I’ll be walking down the street — ‘Hey, Coop! How’s it going, man? How’s the game? How’s your swing? Hey, love the album!’ I used to be the outer fringe. I think ‘Alice’ now is woven in as much as Simon & Garfunkel, as much as Tom Petty, as much as anybody that’s in the fabric of American music. I’m Americana.”