Alice Cooper will play this year’s Rock In Rio festival, in Brazil, backed by a band that will include Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of Aerosmith fame.
The supergroup will perform under the band name ‘Hollywood Vampires’ this September at the Festival. This name is of course inspired by the infamous group of heavy-drinking rock stars in the 1970s such as John Lennon, Bernie Taupin, Micky Dolenz and Ringo Starr.
There is no word as to what the band will play during their set, but we’re sure that people will rush to see this lot appear on stage together.
Cooper recently spoke to Rolling Stone about the friendship he shares with Johnny Depp, saying: “We see each other a lot. He’s become a close friend and collaborator. We've done a lot of recording together recently. He is really a very talented and cool guy. Johnny is a guy who doesn't have to do anything; he does things because he wants to do them. It's not about his ego."
The move may seem slightly hypocritical on Depp’s part. Recently, Depp moaned about actors becoming musicians at a press conference for his film Mortdecai, saying: “That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it’s always just made me sick. The kind of luxury now is, anybody with a certain amount of success, if you have a kind of musical being, you can go out and start a band and capitalise on your work in other areas.”