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Hollywood Vampires Line Up Summer Release For Second LP 'Rise', Share Lead Single Who's Laughing Now

Thursday, 18 April 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Ross Halfin

Hollywood Vampires have announced their sophomore LP.

The rock supergroup founded by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry will release 'Rise' on June 21 via earMUSIC. To accompany the announcement, the trio have shared the record's hard-rocking lead single, Who's Laughing Now, which houses dark, vindinctive lyrics over churning riffs and comes with a lyric video viewable below.

Unlike their 2015 eponymous debut record, 'Rise' contains mainly original material written by the band, alongside three covers; David Bowie's Heroes, sung by Depp, Jim Carroll Band's People Who Died and Johnny Thunder's You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory, fronted by Perry. It also boasts guest contributions from Jeff Beck and John Waters on Welcome to Bushwackers.

Discussing the Tommy Henriksen-produced record, vocalist 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."

Guitarist Joe Perry added:

"'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."

Head below to view the album's artwork and tracklist, alongside the new track. Prior to the record's release, the band will embark on a seven-date US West Coast tour in May. Tickets are on sale now.

'Rise' tracklist:

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
14. We Gotta Rise
15. People Who Died

Hollywood Vampires Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri May 10 2019 - LAS VEGAS Nevada - Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (USA)
Sat May 11 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Greek Theatre-Los Angeles (USA)
Sun May 12 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Warfield (USA)
Tue May 14 2019 - DENVER Colorado - Fillmore (USA)
Thu May 16 2019 - ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico - Sandia Casino Amphitheater (USA)
Fri May 17 2019 - SCOTTSDALE Arizona - Pool at Talking Stick Resort (USA)
Sat May 18 2019 - INDIO California - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (USA)

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