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Johnny Depp covers David Bowie's Heroes on new Hollywood Vampires album



Johnny Depp fans will get to hear the actor's "intimate and intense" version of David Bowie's 'Heroes' on the new album 'Rise' from The Hollywood Vampires.

The supergroup - completed by Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry - will release their follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut LP on June 21.


As well as Depp's interpretation of the 1977 classic, there is also a cover of Jim Carroll Band's 'People Who Died' and Perry has recorded his take of Johnny Thunder's 'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory'.


Cooper's long-time touring band member Tommy Henriksen produced the record, which is largely comprised of original material from the band.

Cooper said: "'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."

Perry - the lead guitarist in Aerosmith -  admitted that 'Rise' is "one of the most freest and honest" albums he's ever worked on.

He said: "'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."

The Hollywood Vampires' band name derives from the star-studded drinking club in the 70s on Hollywood's Sunset Strip at the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill's upstairs bar, which over the years featured the likes of the late Beatles frontman John Lennon and The Who's Keith Moon

. The band's first record featured guest appearances from Sir Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl.

The first single taken from the new album, 'Who's Laughing Now', is out now.


Watch the lyric video for 'Who's Laughing Now':



The 'Rise' track-listing is as follows: 1. 'I Want My Now' 2. 'Good People Are Hard To Find' 3. 'Who's Laughing Now' 4. 'How The Glass Fell' 5. 'The Boogieman Surprise' 6. 'Welcome To Bushwackers' (feat. Jeff Beck & John Waters) 7. 'The Wrong Bandage' 8. 'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory' 9. 'Git From Round Me' 10. 'Heroes' 11. 'A Pitiful Beauty' 12. 'New Threat' 13. 'Mr. Spider'