16 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If their covers-heavy 2015 debut was Hollywood Vampires' opening act, Rise is the main event. Here the Sunset Strip supergroup (Johnny Depp, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper) flips the script, serving up 13 originals and a trio of well-chosen tributes. Tracks like “I Want My Now” and “New Threat” capture the debauched ambiance of the Viper Room long after last call, while Cooper’s yowl slithers over “Who’s Laughing Now.” But it’s not all straight-ahead rock: On “Mr. Spider,” the band dips a toe into Dark Side of the Moon-esque space rock, and guitar hero Jeff Beck lends a country-fried solo to the rollicking “Welcome to Bushwhackers” (which also features a John Waters cameo). Perry and Depp take turns at the mic too, delivering faithful takes on classics by Johnny Thunders (the tender “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”), David Bowie (a stirring “Heroes”), and punk-poet Jim Carroll (“People Who Died”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If their covers-heavy 2015 debut was Hollywood Vampires' opening act, Rise is the main event. Here the Sunset Strip supergroup (Johnny Depp, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper) flips the script, serving up 13 originals and a trio of well-chosen tributes. Tracks like “I Want My Now” and “New Threat” capture the debauched ambiance of the Viper Room long after last call, while Cooper’s yowl slithers over “Who’s Laughing Now.” But it’s not all straight-ahead rock: On “Mr. Spider,” the band dips a toe into Dark Side of the Moon-esque space rock, and guitar hero Jeff Beck lends a country-fried solo to the rollicking “Welcome to Bushwhackers” (which also features a John Waters cameo). Perry and Depp take turns at the mic too, delivering faithful takes on classics by Johnny Thunders (the tender “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”), David Bowie (a stirring “Heroes”), and punk-poet Jim Carroll (“People Who Died”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Refreshing

They each bring a uniqueness to this album. Collectively , it really works. It’s both progressive and a bit retro. Highly recommend adding this to your collection. Masterfully produced and played by Tommy Henriksen .

Michaelkinest ,

Refreshing

Refreshing sounds... unconventional styles... I dig it.

Matm zoo ,

The best group ever

It looks like the second album is going to be just as good or even better than the first album. That you can’t go wrong when you have amazing people in this van such as Alice Cooper Johnny Dan Joe Perry and the others. You guys rock!!!!! Please come to southern Indiana or north western Kentucky I would love to see you I have seen Alice 22 times. The last time was last October in St. Louis and I took my grandson for his first concert. We are a three generation Alice Cooper fan

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