On Wednesday, The Hollywood Vampires, the rock supergroup comprised of classic rock veterans Joe Perry and Alice Cooper along with actor Johnny Depp, served as the musical guest on ABC‘s late-night television show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The television appearance came in support of Hollywood Vampires’ forthcoming sophomore studio release, Rise. The 16-track LP will follow their self-titled 2015 debut when it arrives on June 21st via earMUSIC.
Depp, Perry, and Cooper offered up two rockin’ songs at Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s outdoor stage, including their hard-hitting cover of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” and their own “I Want My Now”.
Watch video of Hollywood Vampires’ Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance below:
Hollywood Vampires – “Heroes” – Jimmy Kimmel Live
[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]
Hollywood Vampires – “I Want My Now” – Jimmy Kimmel Live
[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live]
Rise will feature a mix of original rock songs sung by all three men in addition to covers of Bowie‘s “Heroes”, Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died”, and Johnny Thunders‘ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”. Jeff Beck and John Waters also make guest appearances on “Welcome to Bushwackers”.
“Rise came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires,” Perry said in a statement about the creative process for their forthcoming sophomore effort. “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.”
“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 added. “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.”
According to a previous announcement from Perry, Rise is one of two albums the band will release this year, as they’re also expected to deliver a live album at some point as well.
The band currently has no scheduled tour dates. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming announcements and more information.
[H/T Rolling Stone]