Alice Cooper and others to start working on new Hollywood Vampires album
Shock rocker Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by BMI and was asked what’s next for him.
Cooper replied: “I’ll be finishing this tour and starting on the Hollywood Vampires new album. We’ve all been writing, so we will get together after the holidays and throw all that stuff into a kettle and stir it up and see what comes out. The new Hollywood Vampires album won’t have any covers on it, I don’t think; we’re hoping to do all original music. Since we’ve only written a few songs together, we don’t really know where it’s going to go musically. I’m looking forward to working with three different people on writing because you just never know what’s going to come out.”
Cooper also spoke about the first album Pretties For You by the Alice Cooper band which was released back in 1969. The singer stated: “It may have been our most creative and subversive album. Dennis and I were surrealist artists, so the album turned out that way. A lot of the songs didn’t make sense to a point that Frank Zappa didn’t even get what we were doing. So that’s what made that album a really creative album, in fact that may go down as the most uniquely and honestly creative album we ever did. It’s still unexplainable.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Alice Cooper at BMI.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of the Hollywood Vampires‘ self-titled album back in 2015: “The band members on this recording are a who’s who in Hollywood and the music business. So here we go. Alice Cooper handles all of the lead vocals on this album and you can hear a lot of the classic era Alice Cooper sound in these tracks. Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Tommy Henriksen handle the guitars and backing vocals. Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, former members of Guns N’ Roses handle drums, bass and backing vocals respectively. Then, there is a huge list of guest musicians who appear throughout the tracks. When is the last time you saw an album that included Sir Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Robby Krieger (The Doors) and Slash on the same album? This album is probably worth adding to your collection just for the plethora of artists involved. While this album is mostly cover songs by the various bands in which Alice‘s drinking friends were members, there are three newly written tracks.”