Upcoming Hollywood Vampires album also features cameos from Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney among others
Cooper and Depp recently announced details of their Hollywood Vampires project, with Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl joining them to cover famous songs by legendary artists.
Devised by Cooper and Depp as a way to cover songs by “their dead friends and heroes”, the album also features Slash, Brian Johnson and Perry Farrell and includes renditions of songs by John Lennon, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, T Rex and Small Faces.
Listen to their rendition of ‘My Generation’ below. It also features Ringo Starr’s son and The Who touring musician Zak Starkey on drums.
‘Hollywood Vampires’ will be released on September 11.
Speaking to NME about the album, Cooper explained how the concept for ‘Hollywood Vampires’ came about.
“We decided to put the band together and kind of celebrate all of our dead, drunk friends. You know, all of our big brothers died at 27 years old. Jim Morrison, we toured with The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix was one of our best friends, and we drank with these guys, and Johnny Depp and I were doing that movie Dark Shadows, and we decided that one night we were gonna go to the 100 Club and just be a bar band. No glitz, no glam. Somebody yells out [The Rolling Stones’] ‘Brown Sugar’. Yeah we’ll play that. [Jane’s Addiction’s] ‘Been Caught Stealing’. Sure, we know that. Just to kind of have fun with it,” he said.