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Joe Perry returns to the Granite State April 1…

Joe Perry returns to the Granite State April 19:

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EDGE: You worked with Johnny Depp on this thing. I know you’ve worked with him in Hollywood Vampires, etc., but what was it like working with him on your own thing? What sort of insight and sound did Johnny’s involvement bring to this project?

Perry: Well, first you gotta understand that Johnny is a musician. And a serious one at that. I’ve always been a big fan of his – seen all of his movies. Well, a lot of them, anyhow. I remember seeing “Chocolat,” where he plays that river gypsy character. And in that film he’s actually playing some music – some Django Reinhardt-inspired stuff with that song “Caravan.” I thought to myself at that time that I’d like to meet this guy eventually and have him teach me how to play that. As fortune would have it, I eventually did get the opportunity to meet him and we became fast friends. At some point along the way, he mentioned that he had a studio and he wanted me to hang out for a bit and record a solo album. That’s basically how this whole record started. It was instrumental in scope at first and just morphed from there as we added different voices such as David Johansen, Terry Reid, Robin Zander, etc. Once they got involved and started singing, I couldn’t deny it (laughs). I’m so grateful those guys wanted to hang out and work on some stuff.

But yeah, when Johnny wasn’t busy working – on a movie, or whatever – he’d stop into the studio and listen to the tracks myself and Bruce Witkin, my producer, were working on. He’d offer some feedback and pretty much helped kind of steer some of the direction of the different places we wound up taking this thing. Man, I wouldn’t have even started it if he hadn’t suggested it, honestly

Joe Perry returns to the Granite State April 1…

Joe Perry returns to the Granite State April 19:

EDGE: You worked with Johnny Depp on this thing. I know you’ve worked with him in Hollywood Vampires, etc., but what was it like working with him on your own thing? What sort of insight and sound did Johnny’s involvement bring to this project?

Perry: Well, first you gotta understand that Johnny is a musician. And a serious one at that. I’ve always been a big fan of his – seen all of his movies. Well, a lot of them, anyhow. I remember seeing “Chocolat,” where he plays that river gypsy character. And in that film he’s actually playing some music – some Django Reinhardt-inspired stuff with that song “Caravan.” I thought to myself at that time that I’d like to meet this guy eventually and have him teach me how to play that. As fortune would have it, I eventually did get the opportunity to meet him and we became fast friends. At some point along the way, he mentioned that he had a studio and he wanted me to hang out for a bit and record a solo album. That’s basically how this whole record started. It was instrumental in scope at first and just morphed from there as we added different voices such as David Johansen, Terry Reid, Robin Zander, etc. Once they got involved and started singing, I couldn’t deny it (laughs). I’m so grateful those guys wanted to hang out and work on some stuff.

But yeah, when Johnny wasn’t busy working – on a movie, or whatever – he’d stop into the studio and listen to the tracks myself and Bruce Witkin, my producer, were working on. He’d offer some feedback and pretty much helped kind of steer some of the direction of the different places we wound up taking this thing. Man, I wouldn’t have even started it if he hadn’t suggested it, honestly

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Are you ready to rock?!

The @hollywoodvamps (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) take the stage in the Event Center on Thursday, May 17 at 8 pm!

Get Tickets Now: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hollywood-vampires-verona-new-york-05-17-2018/event/0000546F35F3C8E6?artistid=2214440&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&utm_source=FB-ORGANIC

Turning Stone Resort‏ @TurningStoneAre you rea…

Turning Stone Resort‏ @TurningStone

Are you ready to rock?!

The @hollywoodvamps (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) take the stage in the Event Center on Thursday, May 17 at 8 pm!

Get Tickets Now: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hollywood-vampires-verona-new-york-05-17-2018/event/0000546F35F3C8E6?artistid=2214440&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&utm_source=FB-ORGANIC

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I love how sweet the vampires are for each other, not only on stage but also when they talk about each other in interviews and social media posts and such :’)

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Joe Perry talks about performing with his frie…

Joe Perry talks about performing with his friends, the Hollywood Vampires, and his solo album ‘Sweetzerland Mainfesto’ | New Hampshire:

becauseitisjohnnydepp:

Alright, what’s the story behind the title of your latest solo album, “Sweetzerland Manifesto?”

JP: Okay, well I’ll give you the short version. We were trying to figure out the name of the album and I came up here – to Johnny Depp’s place, on Sweetzer Avenue where he has a recording studio. Johnny has this little enclave here in West Hollywood, and there is a vibe here like nowhere else. Johnny is a musician and a seasoned actor. He’s a really talented artist. Whatever he does he just goes all the way, but I’ve gotta say, he’s a musician first. That said, the vibe here is so creative, even though you’re in the middle of West Hollywood, it’s kind of like a state of mind. There’s writers, movie directors, musicians, painters, comedians – all different kinds of people coming through. And from time to time there’s just nobody here. There’s a vibe here that is just very creative. So the guys that hang out up here, so we kind of call it “Sweetzerland.” So my road manager, John Bionelli suggested Sunset Manifesto and I kind of liked that, but then “Sweetzerland” came up and that sounded perfect because it is a state of mind up here and so that’s kind of what the record represents.
 […]

Do you think you’ll release another album with the Hollywood Vampires?

JP: Yes, we just finished writing a new album. Alice (Cooper) is going to be putting some vocals on and it should be out this summer. We’re touring. We’ve got four or five dates in the states starting at the end of May and then we go overseas and I’m hoping (happy?) that a couple of the songs will be done before the tour starts. As soon as I get done with these three shows I’m coming back here and Alice should be here. He’s scheduled to come into the studio. We’ll get it done as soon as we can.

How is it different to play gigs like these upcoming shows versus the Hollywood Vampires?

JP: Alice is probably one of the nicest guys and hardest rocking front men I know and he’s a great entertainer and he’s got an incredible sense of humor. He’s really easy-going and all he wants to do is get up and play. This gives him a chance to really play rock ‘n’ roll outside of the Alice Cooper thing. He still has that image. It’s never going to go away. If we take a little of that off of him…because we talk about the Yardbirds all the time, about how much that band influenced us. But he’s got that Alice Cooper persona. That’s also him. He brings a little bit of that to the vibe – and really, he’s the original Hollywood Vampire. So he’s ready for anything and he’s great. Johnny Depp is like playing with an old friend. Greg, who plays with Alice, is probably one of the best drummers that I know. Tommy Henriksen, who plays with Alice is also one of the main songwriters so me, him and Johnny wrote most of the record. In fact, after the show at the Roxy here, where I showcased my solo record, the next day, I went back in the studio and started working on the Vampires record. In a month we had about 10-12 songs. So it’s been nonstop.

It must be hard to switch gears like that.

JP: Well yeah, I had to make an adjustment to make it a little darker because that’s a Vampires thing. But that’s what keeps it exciting. A little harder rocker and a little bit darker is the best way I can put it. I think the record goes down a little different.

Joe Perry talks about performing with his frie…

Joe Perry talks about performing with his friends, the Hollywood Vampires, and his solo album ‘Sweetzerland Mainfesto’ | New Hampshire:

Alright, what’s the story behind the title of your latest solo album, “Sweetzerland Manifesto?”

JP: Okay, well I’ll give you the short version. We were trying to figure out the name of the album and I came up here – to Johnny Depp’s place, on Sweetzer Avenue where he has a recording studio. Johnny has this little enclave here in West Hollywood, and there is a vibe here like nowhere else. Johnny is a musician and a seasoned actor. He’s a really talented artist. Whatever he does he just goes all the way, but I’ve gotta say, he’s a musician first. That said, the vibe here is so creative, even though you’re in the middle of West Hollywood, it’s kind of like a state of mind. There’s writers, movie directors, musicians, painters, comedians – all different kinds of people coming through. And from time to time there’s just nobody here. There’s a vibe here that is just very creative. So the guys that hang out up here, so we kind of call it “Sweetzerland.” So my road manager, John Bionelli suggested Sunset Manifesto and I kind of liked that, but then “Sweetzerland” came up and that sounded perfect because it is a state of mind up here and so that’s kind of what the record represents.
 […]

Do you think you’ll release another album with the Hollywood Vampires?

JP: Yes, we just finished writing a new album. Alice (Cooper) is going to be putting some vocals on and it should be out this summer. We’re touring. We’ve got four or five dates in the states starting at the end of May and then we go overseas and I’m hoping (happy?) that a couple of the songs will be done before the tour starts. As soon as I get done with these three shows I’m coming back here and Alice should be here. He’s scheduled to come into the studio. We’ll get it done as soon as we can.

How is it different to play gigs like these upcoming shows versus the Hollywood Vampires?

JP: Alice is probably one of the nicest guys and hardest rocking front men I know and he’s a great entertainer and he’s got an incredible sense of humor. He’s really easy-going and all he wants to do is get up and play. This gives him a chance to really play rock ‘n’ roll outside of the Alice Cooper thing. He still has that image. It’s never going to go away. If we take a little of that off of him…because we talk about the Yardbirds all the time, about how much that band influenced us. But he’s got that Alice Cooper persona. That’s also him. He brings a little bit of that to the vibe – and really, he’s the original Hollywood Vampire. So he’s ready for anything and he’s great. Johnny Depp is like playing with an old friend. Greg, who plays with Alice, is probably one of the best drummers that I know. Tommy Henriksen, who plays with Alice is also one of the main songwriters so me, him and Johnny wrote most of the record. In fact, after the show at the Roxy here, where I showcased my solo record, the next day, I went back in the studio and started working on the Vampires record. In a month we had about 10-12 songs. So it’s been nonstop.

It must be hard to switch gears like that.

JP: Well yeah, I had to make an adjustment to make it a little darker because that’s a Vampires thing. But that’s what keeps it exciting. A little harder rocker and a little bit darker is the best way I can put it. I think the record goes down a little different.

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Hollywood Vampires
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS THE DARKNESS + THE DAMNED

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20JUN2018 18:00 Hollywood VampiresPlus Special Guests The Darkness + The Damned

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The Hollywood Vampires – Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, supported by The Darkness and The Damned come to The SSE Arena, Wembley on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Tickets for the show are available 9am Friday 9th February from www.ssearena.co.uk & www.axs.com or by calling 0844 815 0815.

The Hollywood Vampires – Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp – always deliver, and they organised their schedules for 2018 to give their fans what they really want – more Vampires!

What started with an intimate, star-studded show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles for family and friends resulted in the Vampires wanting to play as much as possible, trekking across the globe during their short summer break before Joe, Alice, and Johnny had to return to their day jobs. That wildly successful summer tour in 2016 took them to more than 23 cities and 7 countries – traversing the world from Verona to New York to Bucharest and headlining festivals such as Rock in Rio to more than 100,000 fans.

Joining the Hollywood Vampires on their UK tour will be some of their rock star friends and modern-day Vampires, who will be revealed soon.

Aerosmith guitarist Perry vows that his group is going to blow people away…. “I don’t say things like this often, but this band is (bleeping) good,” Perry says. “There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear,” Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: “Then we’ll know we’ve done our job,” – USA TODAY

A super-group comprised of rock and Hollywood royalty, the Vampires offer fans a non-stop, energetic concert like no other, including their original single “Bad As I Am” from their debut album The Hollywood Vampires released in 2015, plus renditions of some iconic rock favourites.

The Hollywood Vampires are supported by The Darkness, having now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, their first album to come through Cooking Vinyl. Also supporting is The Damned. Formed in 1976, The Damned released the first ever British punk single and album. They also broke further new ground, being the first UK punk act to tour America.

https://www.ssearena.co.uk/events/detail/hollywood-vampires