Seconds into the opening track 'I Want My Now,' it’s clear this super group has created something special - the chemistry between the individuals is unmistakeable when they come together on stage or in the recording studio. Forget the star-studded line-up’s individual reputations, 'Rise' is some of the purest, unapologetic and most enjoyable rock and roll of the year, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form.
Unlike their 2015 debut record, the new album 'Rise' consists mainly of original material, written by the band. There are however, in the spirit of the Vampires’ original mission, 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. Raucous rock anthems like 'The Boogieman Surprise' and 'Who’s Laughing Now' (the first single from the new album), capture the natural, raw, celebratory attitude of Hollywood Vampires displayed in their rowdy shows around the world. But the album shows off their range as well with tracks like “We Gotta Rise” - a tongue-in-cheek politics song in the the tradition of Alice’s 'Elected' - to the psychedelic gothic epic of 'Mr. Spider.'
“‘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. 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.” – Alice Cooper
“’Rise’ came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. 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.” – Joe Perry
earMUSIC, the global independent rock label of Edel Germany GmbH, is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Hollywood Vampires. Following the release of Alice Cooper’s 2017 studio album “Paranormal” on earMUSIC, his best chart-performing work in decades, the label is proud to welcome the band to their family.
Produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, 'Rise' will be released on June 21st, 2019 on earMUSIC as CD Digipak, 2LP+Download and Digital.
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The Hollywood Vampires who previously performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Rock In Rio and the 2016 Grammy Awards in addition to hugely successful U.S. and EU/UK tours last year, will embark on a seven-date U.S. West Coast tour in May.
THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ON TOUR:
5/10 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
5/11 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
5/12 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
5/14 - The Fillmore - Denver, CO
5/16 - Sandia Resort - Albuquerque, NM
5/17 - Talking Stick Casino - Scottsdale, AZ
5/18 – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Indio, CA
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