Legendary rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires were special guests on last night’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they performed two tracks, including a cover of David Bowie’s classic song, “Heroes”.
Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Glen Sobel, Chris Wyse and Buck Johnson took to the chat show host’s outdoor stage and played two tracks from their new album Rise, which will be released on 21 June.
First up was the lead song on Rise, ‘I Want My Now’, which was followed by the band’s cover of “Heroes”, featuring Depp on lead vocals. You can check out “Heroes” below.
Rise is the follow-up to Hollywood Vampires’ self-titled 2015 debut album, with guitarist Perry saying it was “one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of.”
Alongside “Heroes” and ‘I Want My Now’, Rise will feature 14 more tracks including covers of the 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 guest on the song ‘Welcome To Bushwackers’.
“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,” Alice Cooper said of the new record in a statement.
“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.”
In the lead up to the album’s release, Hollywood Vampires have shared three tracks: ‘Who’s Laughing Now’, ‘The Boogieman Surprise’ and the studio version of “Heroes.”