While the riff-heavy, sex-dripping, rock’n’roll spirit of Led Zeppelin is one that, by and large, can never be replicated, there might finally be a group with the credentials to do them justice.
Hollywood Vampires are the rowdy, interchanging, rock’n’roll circus supergroup helmed by the god of hellfire himself Alice Cooper and cinema’s greatest character-acting fireball Johnny Depp. Behind them is a rotating cast including Paul McCartney, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, Ringo’s drumming son Zac Starkey and The Eagles’ Joe Walsh. Star power, suffice to say, is not lacking.
Like the result of the greatest lock-in in bar room history, the rag-tag gang have teamed up to record an album of classic rock’n’roll covers – including Led Zep’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’, which you can exclusively listen to below.
Other tracks on the record include The Who’s ‘My Generation’, The Small Faces’ ode to getting stoned ‘Itchycoo Park’ and T.Rex’s Jeepster. It’s exactly the kind of hit list you’d want a group of wizened rock legends to raise a whiskey to and the result is just as glorious.
Released as a specially designed antique book, the self-titled album is due out September 11 with all proceeds going to music charity MusiCares.