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


Touring across the US with Hollywood Vampires

Touring across the US with Hollywood Vampires


By Brian Ives

Twenty five years ago this week, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their, Into the Great Wide Open. The video for the album’s title track starred Johnny Depp as “Eddie,” a hopeful musician who moved to L.A. to become a rock star.

The story bears just a few similarities to Depp’s: he, too, moved to L.A. to pursue his musical dreams. A role in a little show called 21 Jump Streetand then in the first Nightmare on Elm Street film took him on a somewhat different career path than “Eddie’s.”

It’s a quarter of a century later, and he’s just kicked off a tour as a member of the Hollywood Vampires, alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, two guys he most likely grew up worshiping; last night (July 3), their tour came to Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Borgata.

Ya done good kid!

So, there’s a lot of star power in the Vampires – the touring band also includes drummer Matt Sorum (formerly of Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver and the Cult), and Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo (replacing Duff McKagan, now out on tour with GNR). The group is rounded out by guitarist Tommy Henriksen (from Alice Cooper’s band) and keyboardist/guitarist Bruce Witkin, who was Depp’s bandmate, pre-movie stardom, in a band called the Kids. On paper, it sounds amazing. But how good are they as a live band? And is Depp really a necessary addition to a band that’s already packed with stars (and guitar players)?

Well, first off, Depp’s guitar playing isn’t just a movie star hobby. Joe Perry has told me in interviews how great Depp is, and Perry isn’t really prone to hyperbole. But it’s one thing to hear about it, it’s another to actually see the guy play, and he is a great player, deserving of his spot in the band. Had he never gone to that Jump Street audition, he surely would have been able to be a musician for life (although he may not have been able to buy an island with his earnings). Also – to his credit – he never calls attention to himself, he lets his playing melt faces. To put it another way, he’s the Brad Whitford of this guitar team.

Joe Perry and Johnny Depp (Maria Ives/

Joe Perry and Johnny Depp (Maria Ives/

No band can be great without a great drummer. Only Axl Rose knows why he didn’t summon Matt Sorum back to GNR with Slash and Duff McKagan, but Rose’s loss is the Vampires’ gain. Sorum plays with the power of Bonham and Moon, and with the swing of John Densmore of the Doors and Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience; that combination is precisely what is needed for this band. He’s able to propel the Vampires through any song, whether it’s Love or Motorhead, Spirit or old-school Fleetwood Mac.

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Hollywood Vampires

Tour starts July 1st for the 17 date Hollywood Vampires run.
After that all activities will be coming to rock for you with my Rock n Roll party
The Kings of Chaos
Stay tuned
Photo Zack Whitford soon -Founder member -US Ambassador


Draculas Castle

Just wrapped the European leg of Hollywood Vampires tour
Played Lisbon Rock n Rio then hit Germany , Stockholm , Denmark and finished up in Bucharest . Probably the highlight was Visiting Dracula's Castle in Transylvania , Romania . Strange being there with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp but then Tim Burton shows up . Joe Perry and the HV band and crew had dinner in the castle at night which was wild .
Thank you to all the fans that came out to see us .
US Tour starts July 1

See yah there ,



Adopt the Arts Special Benefit - May 12, 2016


Tomorrow is the BIG NIGHT!


Join us at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood to honor GLENN HUGHES of Deep Purple and ROBIN ZANDER of Cheap Trick

Hosted by our Co-Founder, MATT SORUM (Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Vampires, Kings of Chaos) and Comedian Hal Sparks

Special performances by:

CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

GEEZER BUTLER (Black Sabbath)
STEVE JONES (Sex Pistols)
GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses)
DEAN DELEO & ROBERT DELEO (Stone Temple Pilots)
FRANKY PEREZ (Apocalyptica)
STEVIE SALAS (Mick Jagger)
PAUL III (Tina Turner, Disreputable Few)
DAMON FOX (Big Elf and The Cult,)

Intermittent between live performances guests will enjoy a live and silent auction featuring some of the following items from ADOPT THE ARTS supporters:


  • ADOPT THE ARTS: Two Signed Concert Event Guitars (signed by all musicians above).
  • SHEPARD FAIREY: Fine Art piece, "Black Sabbath," Print on metal (retail $3000.00).
  • WOODY GUTHRIE Signed Canvas Screen Print, 18' X 24" (numbered, edition of 450) 2010
  • IGGY POP Signed Raw Power Screen Print, 18' X 24" (numbered, edition of 650) 2010
  • BLACK SABBATH Signed Silver Black Crescent Print 18' X 24" (numbered, edition of 125) 2013 (
  •  METALLICA: Guitar signed by the band Metallica (pictured above).
  • SLASH: Guitar signed by Slash (Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Guns N' Roses). 
  • JOE PERRY: Guitar signed by Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires).
  • BRIAN MAY: Guitar signed by Brian May (QUEEN).
  • DAVE GROHL: Guitar signed by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters).
  • JOURNEY: Guitar signed by Journey, Paul Reed Smith Se14 played by Neal Schon.
  • MAROON 5: Guitar signed by the band Maroon 5.
  • ELTON JOHN/DAVEY JOHNSTON: Signed guitar from Davey Johnston, legendary Elton John guitarist.
  • MATT SORUM: Three, signed Guns N' Roses s drumheads signed by Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses).
  • PRINCE: Color print photo of Prince from rock photographer Gene Kirkland (signed). (
  • JOAN JETT & CHEAP TRICK: VIP Meet and Greet package at Los Angeles concert, August 23 at The Forum.
  • RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: deluxe box set.
  • AFRICAN SAFARI: All-inclusive eco-luxury African safari trip.
  • LAGUNA MONTAGE: Two-night luxury hotel stay and lunch with drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses).
  • SAMMY HAGAR: signed cook book, two bottles of Bum Rum and two t-shirts.
    • Four 4.2 oz colognes, "Vintage," "Artisan," "Dark Rebel," "Artisan Acqua."
    • One pair of Aviator sunglasses (retail $295.00).
    • Signed copy of John Varvatos' limited edition book, Rock In Fashion(retail $495.00).
    • Weekender duffle bag (retail $1595.00).
  • KLIPTSCH SPEAKER SYSTEM: Kliptsch Designer Speaker System (Retail $1,500).
  • ZALEMARK (jewelry):
    • Sterling 925 Silver: Crayola Colored Inspired Ladies Bracelet set 5.24 cts Natural African Amethysts & White Sapphires (Retail $ 1494.00).
    • Sterling 925 Silver: Crayola Colored Inspired Ladies Ring set with 9mm Princess Cut Natural Madera Citrine & 1.10cts of White Sapphires (Size 7, Retail $ 1632.00).
    • Sterling 925 Silver: Set of 5, Crayola Colored Inspired Ladies Stackable 5 bracelets set (Made in Italy) with magnetic clasps (Retail $ 1215.00).


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Hollywood Vampires Tour Dates Announced

The 58th GRAMMY Awards - Show

Following their wildly successful concerts at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, in front of 100,000 screaming fans at the Rock In Rio festival, and their spectacular worldwide television debut on the 2016 Grammy Awards reaching a global audience of almost 25 million people, fans worldwide demanded more. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, the supergroup featuring international film star and musician Johnny Depp alongside Alice Cooper and AEROSMITH's Joe Perry, always deliver and arranged their schedules to give their fans what they want.

Today, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES announce a full summer tour across the U.S. and Europe, kicking off May 24 in Verona, New York and continuing through. Joining the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES on tour will be their rock star musician friends and modern-day Vampires Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT) on drums, Robert DeLeo (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) on bass, Tommy Henriksen (ALICE COOPER) on guitar, and Bruce Witkin (THE KIDS) on piano, percussion and guitar.

Says Perry: "Here is a gang of friends who came together really by chance and over the last year we were finally able to wrangle our schedules and the energy just fell into place. Playing with this line up is like a dream come true. After seeing the reaction at Rock In Rio in front of 100,000 fans, I know this band is going to tear the house down. Hell, I would want to be in the audience to see us rip it up."

A supergroup comprised of rock royalty and a Hollywood superstar, the VAMPIRES will hit the stage offering fans a non-stop, energetic rock concert like no other, performing their new single "Bad As I Am" from their new deluxe album, as well as renditions of popular classics including "My Generation", "Whole Lotta Love" and a "School's Out"/"Another Brick In The Wall" medley.

The HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES released a new digital deluxe version of their self-titled album. This expanded version includes three additional songs, including one original and two rocking covers. The deluxe version includes the scorching new single "Bad As I Am", an original song penned by Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen and Bruce Witkin and featuring Matt Sorum, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp. Also included is "I'm A Boy", a WHO original, that was only available as a Japanese bonus track. "7 and 7 Is" is an unreleased track from the album sessions and is the classic song by the legendary Los Angeles band LOVE, a VAMPIRES special pick and one that Alice covered on his 1981 solo album, "Special Forces".

In 1969 on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original VAMPIRES.

Cooper and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking). Cooper and Depp were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires. An environment was born for great artists to hang, laugh and play together.


May 24 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino
May 27 - Lisbon, Portugal - Rock in Rio
May 29 - Herborn, Germany - Hessentag Festival
May 30 - Stockholm, Sweden - Grona Lund
Jun. 01 - Horsens, Denmark - The Prison
Jun. 06 - Bucharest, Romania - Romexpo Parc C
Jul. 01 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Jul. 02 - Mashantucket, CT - The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
Jul. 03 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Resort Spas and Casino Event Center
Jul. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
Jul. 07 - Aurora, IL - River Edge Park
Jul. 08 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama Entertainment Center
Jul. 09 - Niagara Falls, ON - Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Jul. 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Coney Island Amphitheater
Jul. 12 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
Jul. 13 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Jul. 14 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
Jul. 16 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 18 - Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
Jul. 22 - Rohnert Park, CA - Weill Hall
Jul. 23 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
Jul. 24 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
Jul. 25 - Paso Robles, CA - Mid State Fair

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The Musicians Ear

Very excited to announce my new music blog and magazine launching in April
With be Rock n Roll , Blues , Alternative interviews and news items along with cool gear talk and Vinyl and audiophile as well
Look forward to seeing you all there