In 2015, the band formed around shock rocker Alice Cooper, actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith legend Joe Perry. "In the beginning it was just about honouring our hard-drinking friends who died in the seventies," Cooper once said, "Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, Jim Morrison and all the others." That's why the name of the band was obvious: Hollywood Vampires was once the name of a notorious celebrity club in West Hollywood co-founded by Alice Cooper. Only those who could drink the other members under the table were accepted there.
On their first album of the same name, the trio was still content with cover songs, such as "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, "Five To One" by the Doors or "My Generation", The Who. On the 2019 album "Rise", on the other hand, Cooper, Depp and Perry released 13 original songs, plus three cover versions, including of "Heroes", which the celebrity rockers recorded in Berlin's Hansa Studios like David Bowie once did in 1977 with the original.
In 2021, their concerts were cancelled due to the pandemic, but now the three vampires are finally making up for it: On 24 June 2023 they will rock the Olympic Hall to show that they still bite powerfully live.