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Stop the press: another super-group has surfaced!

Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry have lined up a veritable who’s who for their soon-to-be-released self-titled album Hollywood Vampires.

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The mostly-covers album tips the hat to some of the late great rock stars that, Cooper, ehem, “partied with,” at the Sunset Strip club the Rainbow Bar & Grill during the 1970s as part of an infamous drinking club of the same name.

Because of the star-power on the album, even rock-stars as big as Perry were in awe of one of the album’s other big hitters he had the chance to collaborate with: Sir Paul McCartney.

McCartney appears on a cover of the 1970 Badfinger hit “Come and Get It”; a song that he coincidentally wrote. Perry told ABC Radio that everyone was psyched to be in the presence of the Beatles legend.

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“We were really grateful to have him come in and cut the track,” he maintains.  “I mean, for all of us, it was like, ‘Holy s***, we’re actually doing a session with Paul McCartney….I mean, talk about an ego leveler.”

Perry adds that Depp, Cooper and he “were looking at each other like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.'”

Other Super-stars on the album include, AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson, Joe Walsh, The DoorsRobby Krieger, Slash, Dave Grohl, Zak Starkey, and Perry Farrell.

 The album will be released on 11th of September. The band will play three live shows; two at The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, on the 16th and 17th of September, and one on the 24th of September at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The confirmed lineup for the live shows will be: Perry, Cooper, Depp, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

Keep your eyes peeled for guest appearances at the shows! Perry says, “We will be bringing guests up [during the Roxy concerts], depending on who’s in town.  And also, down at the show in Rio, if there are some other bands on the bill that fit in and know the songs, we might have some of them sit in too.”

All artist’s proceeds will be donated to MusiCares. Oh, and the album was produced by Bob Ezrin. Rock n Roll heaven.

Photo: Cordon Press

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