Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry are Hollywood Vampires. These vampires are a living tribute to the fallen heroes of rock music and the rock and roll lifestyle. Here are seven fun, weird, and fascinating facts about these multi-talented vampires from Hollywood.
While well-known actor Johnny Depp, Aerosmith’s guitarist Joe Perry and shock rock frontman Alice Cooper may seem an unlikely trio, Cooper, Depp, and Perry certainly put on quite a show as Hollywood Vampires.
The Hollywood Vampires with Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper plan to cut a new album next year and then tour again. Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, and Alice Copper make quite a team.
1) Johnny Depp, one of the most iconic actors of all time is an equally fantastic guitarist, according to Alice Cooper of Hollywood Vampires who compared Depp to Keith Richards in an interview with the Sun-Herald.
“What people don’t believe, but it’s true, is that Joe Perry takes lessons from Johnny Depp. That’s how good he is. He can play with anyone. He can get up and play with Guns N’ Roses or Paul McCartney — anyone. He’s a very well-respected guitar player. He’s like Keith Richards — he doesn’t play long solos but he can play a tasty little lick and get in and get out.”
2) Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith outsmarted death in 1977 when their crew rejected the plane and pilot that one week later crashed with the Lynyrd Skynyrd band onboard. Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines all perished in the crash. Their deaths were a great tragedy still mourned among southern rock fans.