Alice Cooper Plans 'Hollywood Vampires' Concept
Shock-rock godfather Alice Cooper is planning to
record a new concept album which will feature songs inspired by his
onetime drinking partners, The Hollywood Vampires.
The infamous rock-sect, which included Keith
Moon, John Lennon, Micky
Dolenz, Harry Nilsson, Ring
Star and Bernie Taupin, were renowned
throughout the 70's and, even after avoiding alcohol for the last
30 years, Cooper still plays tribute to legendary drinking club to
this day during his live shows.
"We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood
Vampires, my drinking club," Cooper explained.
"And it was Keith Moon, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Micky
Dolenz - a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so
we do four songs in the show in tribute to them. We do 'Break On
Through', 'Revolution', 'My Generation' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxey
Lady'. I just kind of said, 'We've never done a covers album, let's
think about that.' So [producer Bob] Ezrin and I are kind of
bouncing it around right now."
Cooper plans to begin recording in December of this year and
hopes for a December 2014 release.
For a period of the early 70's, there was no band in America as
big as Alice Cooper. Despite...