Hollywood Vampires Tap Former Guns N’ Roses Members for Live Shows
Hollywood Vampires, the new supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, are ready to bring the music from their all-star covers album to the concert stage. According to Rolling Stone, the trio will invite former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver rhythm section Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to join them.
The band recently announced details of their debut album, which includes guest turns from the likes of Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, AC/DC's Brian Johnson, Slash, Perry Farrell and more. The group covered tracks from The Who, The Kinks, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and more on their self-titled debut disc, which arrives on Sept. 11.
In addition to McKagan and Sorum, Cooper's guitarist Tommy Henriksen and bassist Bruce Witkin, who has played with Depp in a band called The Kids, have been confirmed to play at the band's newly announced shows taking place Sept. 16 and 17 at Los Angeles' Roxy on the Sunset Strip. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday.
Along with the two L.A. dates, the band will perform at the Rock in Rio festival on Sept. 24. Prior to that gig, the group will meet with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help fit 150 people with hearing aids and invite them to the show so they can hear music for the first time.
As stated, Hollywood Vampires self-titled debut disc arrives on Sept. 11 and the artists involved are donating their proceeds to the MusiCares charitable organization.