Hollywood Vampires turn icons into immortals
Picture this. You’re at a party and the band takes the stage. You’re not sure who they are but they have a cool name: Hollywood Vampires. The second they hit the stage you have that “holy cow” moment as you see some of the biggest celebrities in rock music. We’re talking lifelong rockers who have played for decades in some of the most renowned musical groups since the genre started. And, oh yeah, there’s also another guy in the band who just happens to be one of the most famous movie stars in the world.
Hollywood Vampires was founded by Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, the core of the unit. A cast of rotating players back them at any and every gig. In the past, Marilyn Manson jumped onstage with them for a few shows.
The spirit of the group is dedicated to fellow rock ’n’ rollers who died in the 1970s, often due to over-partying. And it’s all based on a real group of hard-rockin’ drinkers that Cooper used to hang with in that decade of insanity. They play songs like “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead and “People Who Died” by Jim Carroll. That’s a rock ’n’ roll party you are happy to attend.
Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m. May 10, starting at $45 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster