Hollywood Vampires

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Hollywood Vampires is an American rock supergroup formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry to honor the music of the rock stars who died from excess in the 1970s. The band name derives from The Hollywood Vampires, a celebrity drinking club formed by Cooper in the 1970s which included but was not limited to: John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Keith Moon of The Who, and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees. Touring members include or have included Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum of Guns ‘N Roses fame, as well as Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots.

The band has released one studio album, Hollywood Vampires (2015), featuring guest appearances by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, and Christopher Lee among others. Cooper and Perry have discussed plans for a future live album, stating that Depp’s schedule works differently than theirs. […]

From Wikipedia:

The Hollywood Vampires was a celebrity drinking club formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970s. The hazing to get into the club was to outdrink all the members. According to Cooper in the documentary Prime Cuts: “The Speakeasy and Tramps were the place to be in London. There was a little loft at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in LA (W. Hollywood), they only had that for the club.”

Cooper listed himself, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz and Harry Nilsson as the club’s principal members: “It was that crowd, every night those same people. Every once in a while John Lennon would come into town or Keith Emerson and they would be honorable members of the night. They still have a plaque there at the Rainbow, where it says ‘The Lair of the Hollywood Vampires’.”

Plaque from the Rainbow Bar And Grill showing the loft where the Hollywood Vampires resided.
“Hollywood Vampires” circa 1973: John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper, Micky Dolenz
From Micky Dolenz Facebook page, October 9, 2015 – In honor of John Lennon’s birthday…Here are the original #HollywoodVampires~ At The Troubadour 1973. From left- John Lennon, Anne Murray (whose concert they’d just attended), Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Micky Dolenz

Last updated on February 23, 2021

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Hollywood Vampires

By Hollywood Vampires • Official album

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