Long awaited second album from Alice's side project 'The Hollywood Vampires'. Unlike the first album this one only has three covers, with the rest being original songs, said to be mainly written by Johnny Depp with the other Vampires chipping. Alice has stated in interviews that Johnny wrote most of the lyrics.
Celebrity guests are also thin on the ground this time. Only the legendary Jeff Beck makes a musical appearance, so we're left to wonder what happened to the other names Alice mentioned! All in all much more satisfactory album then the first, with several great tracks including the very Cooper-esque 'Mr Spider'.


Original release: June 21st 2019

Track listing

  1. I Want My Now (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen)(7:13)
  2. Good People Are Hard To Find (Depp, Henriksen)(1:03)
  3. Who’s Laughing Now (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen)(4:10)
  4. How The Glass Fell (Depp, Henriksen, Finn Cooper Henriksen)(0:30)
  5. The Boogieman Surprise (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen)(3:38)
  6. Welcome To Bushwackers (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen, Tommy Denander)(4:13)
  7. The Wrong Bandage (Depp, Jamie Muhobrac)(0:29)
  8. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory (Thunders) (Johnny Thunders cover)(3:51)
  9. Git From Round Me (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen)(4:23)
  10. Heroes (Bowie/Eno) (David Bowie cover)(4:09)
  11. A Pitiful Beauty (Depp, Chris Wyse)(1:28)
  12. New Threat (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen) (3:33)
  13. Mr. Spider (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen)(6:03)
  14. We Gotta Rise (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen)(3:34)
  15. People Who Died (Linsley/Carroll/Linsley/Winn/Woods) (Jim Carroll Band cover)(4:57)
  16. Congratulations (Cooper, Perry, Depp, Henriksen, Billie Perry, Sheryl Cooper)(3:31)

Musicians

  • Alice Cooper - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
  • Johnny Depp - Guitars, Vocals, Sound Design
    Lead vocal on 'Heroes' and 'People Who Died'
  • Joe Perry - Guitars, Vocals,
    Lead Vocal on 'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory'
  • Tommy Henriksen - Guitars, Bass, 8 String Bass, Keyboards,
    Vocals, Percussion, Sound Design
  • Glen Sobel - Drums
  • Buck Johnson - Keyboards, Piano, Harpsicord (4), Vocals
  • Chris Wyse - Bass, Upright bass
  • Chris Trujillo - Percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac - Keyboards
  • Sheryl Cooper - Backing Vocals
  • Finn Cooper Henriksen - 'Words' on 'How The Glass Falls'
  • Jeff Beck - Guitar on 'Welcome To Bushwackers'
  • John Waters - 'Words' on 'Welcome To Bushwackers'
  • Tommy Denander - Guitar on 'Welcome To Bushwackers' and 'Mr. Spider'.

Sleeve Notes

Produced by Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Tommy Henriksen.
Executive Producer: Tommy Henriksen
Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at West Valley Recording Studios with Johnny Depp and
Tommy Henriksen for 'The Gypsy Punk'
Engineered by Mike Plotnikoff, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Tommy Henriksen
Mastered by Howie Weinberg Mastering
Recorded at Infinitrum Nihil Studios, 1480, 1486, Anarchy Studio's West, 1480
Recorded at:

  • January 9th - February 24th 2018 Los Angeles CA,
  • On the Holllywood Vampires Tour 2018,
  • The Bat Cave and various hotels across the universe,
  • The Hameau, Le Plan-de-la-Tour, France.
  • 'Heroes', 'People Who Died' and 'I Want My Now' recorded live at Emil Berlin Studios [AKA Hansa] by Philip Krause.
Photography by Ross Halfin
Cover concept and design by Ross Halfin and Kazuyo Horie
Additional Design by Alexander Mertsch, bsights.com

Full Musician Credits:

I Want My Now
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocal
Johnny Depp: Guitars, Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion
Glen Sobel: Drums
Buck Johnson: Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Sheryl Cooper: Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards
Good People Are Hard To Find
Johnny Depp: Sound Design and Voices
Tommy Henriksen: Sound Design and Voices

Who's Laughing Now
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocal
Johnny Depp: Guitars, Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: 8 String Bass, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals, Sound Design, Percussion
Glen Sobel: Drums
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards
How The Glass Falls
Johnny Depp: 'Words'
Finn Cooper Henriksen: 'Words'
Buck Johnson: Keyboards
The Boogieman Surprise
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocal
Johnny Depp: Guitars, Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Bass, Vocals, Sound Design, Percussion
Glen Sobel: Drums
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Buck Johnson: Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Wyse: Bass
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards
Sheryl Cooper: Vocals
Welcome To Bushwackers
Jeff Beck: Guitars
John Waters: 'Words'
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocals
Johnny Depp: Guitars, Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Bass, Guitars, Percussion, Keyboards
Tommy Denander: Guitars
Glen Sobel: Drums
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Buck Johnson: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards
The Wrong Bendage
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards

You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
Joe Perry: Lead Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Johnny Depp: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Alice Cooper: Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Bass, Percussion, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Glen Sobel: Drums
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards, Piano
Git From Round Me
Tommy Henriksen: Lead Vocal, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Sound Design
Johnny Depp: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Alice Cooper: Vocals
Glen Sobel: Drums
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards, Piano
Heroes
Johnny Depp: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Ebo
Alice Cooper: Vocals
Joe Perry: Ebo, Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Guitars, Vocals
Glen Sobel: Drums
Buck Johnson: Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
Chris Wyse: Upright Bass, Vocals
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
A Pitiful Beauty
Chris Wyse: Upright Bass

New Threat
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocals
Joe Perry: Slide Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Depp: Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Bass, Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Glen Sobel: Drums
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards
Mr. Spider
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars
Johnny Depp: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Spider Guitar
Tommy Henriksen: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Sound Design
Chris Wyse: Bass
Glen Sobel: Drums
Tommy Denander: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Strings, Keyboards
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Jamie Muhoberac: Piano
We Gotta Rise
Alice Cooper: Lead Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Johnny Depp: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Tommy Henriksen: Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Percussion, Sound Design
Glen Sobel: Drums
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Jamie Muhoberac: Keyboards
Nathan Holmes: 'Speaker of the House'
Jeremy Rubulino: Horns
People Who Died
Johnny Depp: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Alice Cooper: Vocals
Joe Perry: Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen: Guitars, Vocals
Glen Sobel: Drums
Buck Johnson: Keyboards
Chris Wyse: Bass
Sheryl Cooper: Vocals
Chris Trujillo: Percussion
Congratulations
Alice Cooper: 'Words'
Joe Perry: Guitars, 'Words'
Tommy Henriksen: 'Words', Acoustic Guitar, Sound Design
Johnny Depp: Keyboards, 'Words'
Chris Wyse: Upright Bass
Jamie Muhoberac: Strings

Album Notes - (Detailed release information)

The official press Release went as follows:

The Hollywood Vampires – return with new music from their explosive second album, “Rise.” Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper join forces once again for the unmissable rock album of 2019.

Seconds into the opening track “I Want My Now,” it’s clear this supergroup has created something special – the chemistry between the individuals is unmistakable when they come together on stage or in the recording studio. Forget the star-studded lineup’s individual reputations, “Rise” is some of the purest, unapologetic and most enjoyable rock and roll of the year, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form.

Unlike their 2015 debut record, the new album “Rise” consists mainly of original material, written by the band. There are however, in the spirit of the Vampires’ original mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by some fellow rockers who died far too young: an intimate and intense version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”,  beautifully performed by Johnny Depp; the late Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died,” and Johnny Thunder’s “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory,” sung by Joe Perry. Raucous rock anthems like The Boogieman Surprise and “Who’s Laughing Now” (the first single from the new album), capture the natural, raw, celebratory attitude of Hollywood Vampires displayed in their rowdy shows around the world.  But the album shows off their range as well with tracks like “We Gotta Rise” – a tongue-in-cheek politics song in the the tradition of Alice’s “Elected” – to the psychedelic gothic epic of “Mr. Spider.

“‘Rise’ is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of.  I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album.  Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album.  What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more “Alice-like.”  Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool.  I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers.” – Alice Cooper

“’Rise’ came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.” – Joe Perry

earMUSIC, the global independent rock label of Edel Germany GmbH, is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Hollywood Vampires. Following the release of Alice Cooper’s 2017 studio album “Paranormal” on earMUSIC, his best chart-performing work in decades, the label is proud to welcome the band to their family.

Produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, “Rise” will be released on June 21st, 2019 on earMUSIC as CD Digipak, 2LP+Download (various color vinyl) and Digital.

A Japanese three CD limited edition version of 'Rise' features two bonus discs of live performances. While the sleeve doesn't state where it was recorded (at least in English!), Alice mentions 'Lisbon' during 'Sweet Emotion', so assuming it isn`t made up of songs from different shows it must be a recording of the May 27th 2016 show in Lisbon, Portugal.
The 21 live tracks featured are:

01. Raise the Dead
02. I Got A Line On You (Spirit Cover)
03. 20th Century Boy (T · Rex Cover)
04. Pinball Wizard (The Who Cover)
05. My Generation (The Who Cover)
06. Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix Cover)
07. Cold Turkey (Plastic Ono Band Cover)
08. Come Together (Beatles Cover)
09. Seven And Seven Is (Love Cover)
10. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin Cover)
11. Five To One / Break On Through (Doors Cover)
12. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Cover)
13. Suffragette City (David Bowie Cover)
14. As Bad As I Am
15. Stop Messin' Around (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
16. My Dead Drunk Friends
17. Ace of Spades (Motorhead cover)
18. Eighteen
19. Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith cover)
20. Train Kept a Rollin'
21. Schools Out