Hollywood Vampires Era

Hollwood Vampires is a 'Supergroup' formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith's Joe Perry.  The group's name relates to the high profile Los Angeles-based drinking club that Alice formed in the early 1970's and which featured the likes of John Lennon and Keith Moon.

 

Alice is the lead vocalist, with Depp and Perry sharing lead and rhythm guitar.  The group also features touring musicians, which have included Tommy Henriksen, Glen Sobel and Duff McKagen plus several others.

 

To date the Hollwood Vampires have released 2 albums, the self-titled Hollwood Vampires in 2015 and Rise in 2019.  The former is mainly a covers album but with a few original tracks, whereas Rise is almost the reverse with plenty of all-new material.  

School's Out / Another Brick In The Wall Promotional CD

2015, Universal Music

This UK promotional CD of Hollywood Vampires comes in a simple paper sleeve and features the radio edit of School's Out / Another Brick In The Wall only (the disc is a blue CD-R type offering).

 

At 4 minutes and 6 seconds, this track is about 1 minute shorter than the album version with slightly shorter versions of School's Out either side of the Another Brick In The Wall interlude.  Interestingly, Another Brick In The Wall starts straight after the "We might not come back at all" verse, rather than the instrumental section of the album version.  The join isn't quite as seemless but it still just about works.

Hollywood Vampires CD Album

2015, Universal Music, 0602547413918

This UK CD version of Hollywood Vampires comes in a jewel cases (complete with sticker on the front, listing the band and their special guests) and features a booklet containing a 5-page introduction by Bernie Taupin, track listings and credits.  The CD has the 14 standard tracks, including the originals Raise The Dead and My Dead Drunk Friends plus Sir Christopher Lee's spoken introduction.

Hollywood Vampires SHM CD Album

2015, Universal Music, UICY-15428

This Japanese CD version of Hollywood Vampires comes in a jewel case featuring an Obi strip and is almost identical to the above version.  The CD is slightly different though with less of a silver edge.  More importantly this version features the excellent additional track I'm A Boy, which appears as Track 11.  

 

The booklet is identical to the above version only with the addition of the details for the bonus track.  An additional black and white booklet in Japanese is also provided.

 

Being an SHM version the audio (apparently) sounds louder and crisper than the standard UK versions so this is probably worth picking up and using as your master copy for ripping to your MP3 device.

Hollywood Vampires Vinyl Album

2015, Universal Music, 602547483928

This UK vinyl version of Hollwood Vampires comes in a gatefold sleeve and features 2 black discs, which contain the same tracks as the standard CD album (above).  Inside the gatefold sleeve is the introduction by Bernie Taupin plus the track listings and credits from the CD version booklet.

Rise CD Album Box Set

2019, Ear Music, 0213536EMU

This limited edition European version of Rise on CD features a box containing the standard digi-pack CD plus a Rise-themed T-shirt.  This is very similar to the Paranomal release by Ear Music in 2017 only that the shirt size this time is large rather than extra large (a very sensible change!).

 

The 20-page booklet features track listings, lyrics and credits plus a variety of images of the group (both posed and in concert).

Rise CD Album

2019, Ear Music, GQCS-90729~1

This limited edition Japanese CD version of Rise comes in a triple jewel case and includes 2 bonus discs featuring the Hollywood Vampire's live performance in Lisbon, Portugal on 27th May 2016.  This was obviously before Rise was released so the 21 song setlist, provided below, features material from the first Hollywood Vampires album only (plus additional covers, like 20th Century Boy, Come Together and Ace Of Spades): 

 

> Raise The Dead;

> I Got A Line On You;

> 20th Century Boy;

> Pinball Wizard;

> My Generation;

> Manic Depression;

> Cold Turkey;

> Come Together;

> Seven & Seven Is;

> Whole Lotta Love;

> Five To One / Lite My Fire; 

> Rebel Rebel;

> Suffragette City;

> As Bad As I Am;

> Stop Messin' Round; 

> My Dead Drunk Friends;

> Ace Of Spades;

> I'm Eighteen;

> Sweet Emotion;

> Train Kept A-Rollin'; and 

> School's Out.

 

Although nothing else notable is provided (just an obi strip and additional black and white booklet containing only Japanese text) the live tracks make it a worthwhile investment.  For information, the colour booklet is the same as the European version (above), but features a different cover.

Rise 12" Vinyl Album

2019, Ear Music, 0213537EMU

This European vinyl version of Rise comes in a gatefold sleeve and features 2 180g discs, which contain the same tracks as the standard CD album (above).  Inside the gatefold sleeve are credits and an image of the group whilst the vinyl sleeves feature track listings and images.  Also provided is a handy code to download the album in digital format.

Rise 12" Vinyl Album

2019, Ear Music, 0213537EMU

This limited edition European vinyl version of Rise is exactly the same as the black version (above) only that it features translucent orange / red vinyl discs, an alternative hype sticker on the front and a different barcode on the back (that is stuck over the orginal one).  The code number of this release (above) remains the same on the vinyl stickers though.  

Rise 12" Vinyl Album

2019, Ear Music, 0213537EMU

This further limited edition European vinyl version of Rise is exactly the same as the black version (above) only that it features very cool translucent glow-in-the-dark discs, an alternative hype sticker on the front and a different barcode on the back (that is stuck over the orginal one).  The code number of this release (above) remains the same on the vinyl stickers though.  These look great spinning away with the lights turned off!  

Stage Balloon

This is a popped stage-used balloon from the Hollywood Vampires concert at London Wembley Arena on Wednesday 20th June 2018.

 

A whole load of them came down from the ceiling during the School's Out encore, with many of them landing on the stage and being popped by Alice's dagger.