25 Years Ago UYI 1&2 were released

Inside Guns N' Roses' History-Making 'Use Your Illusion' Albums

Looking back on landmark double release 25 years later: Axl Rose and Co. were falling apart but their creativity was at a peak

In April 1990, the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses played its final show. The occasion was the nationally televised Farm Aid concert, a disastrous set that included, among several bizarre highlights, Steven Adler drunkenly belly-flopping in the general direction of his drum set only to miss by four feet, and Axl Rose ending the live broadcast with a climactic "Good fuckin' night." It was the mark of a band breaking apart.

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www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-guns-n-roses-history-making-use-your-illusion-lps-w439521


Goodbye Gong

I've had this gong for over 25 years and I broke it on the last song of The Hollywood Vampires tour in Paso Robles , CA she traveled the world with me and now it's time to say goodbye .


Alcatraz

Great trip to Alcatraz with Hollywood Vampires crew and Johnny Depp and Bandmate Bruce Witkin.
Learned a lot about the Island I didn't know


More of Lola's Adventures with HV

Lola has been having a blast on tour and we love having her.

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Hollywood Vampires - Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY - July 9, 2016

Review by John Jeffrey, Photos - Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Niagara Falls, NY - Saturday night's concert at the outdoor venue (set up in the parking lot) of the Seneca Niagara Casino was one of the most unique concert experiences I've endured in quite some time.  After what seemed like a torrential down-pour, the Hollywood Vampires (whose name derives from The Hollywood Vampires celebrity drinking club, formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970s, whose members included Ringo Starr of The Beatles and Keith Moon of The Who), wowed the crowd with an electrifying set of covers and two originals, most which are featured on the supergroup's 2015 studio album.

With the rain pushing the start time of the show back about an hour, the group took the stage around 9pm and wrapped things up close to 11 o'clock.  The amount of fun the current lineup of the Hollywood Vampires (featuring Alice Cooper - lead vocals, Johnny Depp -  rhythm/lead guitar, backing vocals, Joe Perry - lead guitar, Tommy Henriksen - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Matt Sorum - drums, backing vocals, Robert DeLeo - bass, backing vocals, Bruce Witkin - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals) were having was simply contagious, as the crowd seemed to forget how miserably drenched they were by the rain, and the audience and the band seemed to merge into one rock and roll entity, together, honoring the music being played, originally written and performed by the rock stars who died from excess and other ailments.

The musical foundation of the band was quite impressive, as everything was built on a rock-solid rhythm section.  Starting with drummer Matt Sorum, if not being involved in the Guns 'n Roses "reunion" was any kind of let down, getting this gig - wow - talk about a consolation prize!!  Sorum is onstage, playing with legends, and is playing his heart out.  Not only is he pounding away on the skins, but his background vocals and harmonies on songs like, "Sweet Emotion" and "Ace of Spades" and "Whole Lotta Love" were just spot on.  Adding Robert DeLeo (STP) into the mix, what you may lose in name recognition (original bassist Duff McKagan had to bow out of the tour due to his role in the aforementioned GNR tour), the Hollywood Vampires certainly gained a heavier bottom end to the sound that just kicks you right in the chest.

In the guitar department, you have the rock legend from Aerosmith, Joe Perry, on one side, and on the other, you have the Hollywood 'bad boy' Johnny Depp.  Although Perry handled most of the lead work, Depp had his opportunities to shine in the spotlight, as he really seemed to get off when he was playing some slide guitar work and efficiently handled the opening lead part to the Cooper classic, "I'm 18."  Considering both Perry and Depp have the tendency to go rogue, and go off script, and solo in places that weren't originally intended, each lead player had their own back-up rhythm guitarist holding it down.  For Perry, he had the criminally under-rated Tommy Henriksen (from the Alice Cooper band), who by far, was the most technically proficient guitar player onstage, and Depp had the part-time guitarist/part-time keyboardist, Bruce Witkin rounding out the sound.

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The Hollywood Vampires to make late-night debut Monday - The Late Show July 11 @ 11:35pm/10:35c

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Hollywood Vampires
Posted July 7 2016 — 1:56 PM EDT

The Hollywood Vampires will make their late-night debut Monday, the band announced Thursday.

The supergroup — made up of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry — will stop by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the midst of their first U.S. tour.

The rock crew previously hit television for last February’s Grammy Awards, performing a touching tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. They recently launched an 18-date North American trek, which wraps in Paso Robles, California later this month.

Joining Hollywood Vampires on tour are drummer Matt Sorum (the Cult, Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s band) and pianist, percussionist, and guitarist Bruce Witkin (Johnny Depp’s group the Kids). Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo will fill in on bass for Duff McKagan, who’s currently on the road for Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour.