You may have heard about Johnny Depp forming a band with shock rocker Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, the guitarist from Aerosmith, called The Hollywood Vampires. It’s bizarre, but not nearly the most bizarre thing Depp has done. Plus, their upcoming self-titled album has a bunch of great guests on it, such as Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Slash, and the late actor/occasional heavy metal vocalist Christopher Lee. While this project is more a curiosity than anything else, if you are curious, and why wouldn’t you be, here’s your chance to hear your first bit of The Hollywood Vampires.
This is their cover of “My Generation” by The Who. It’s a classic rock song with the iconic line “I hope I die before I get old.” This is, of course, humorous coming from a band of men of a certain age, and even funnier considering one of them is one of the most famous actors of all time. Also, Ringo Starr’s son Zak drums on this track. As for the song itself, well, at least it isn’t as embarrassing as it could be. “Tolerable” would probably be the best word for it, but for an actor, not half bad.
The Hollywood Vampires’ album will also feature a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and a combination of Pink Floyd’s “Another Bring in the Wall (Part 2)” and Cooper’s own “School’s Out,” an act of hubris if there ever was one. Also, there are some originals written by Cooper and Depp. There’s something else to pique your curiosity about this whole strange affair.
(Via Consequence of Sound)