Hear Hollywood Vampires’ Cover of the Who’s ‘My Generation’
Alice Cooper has pulled back the curtain a little further on his new all-star covers and collaboration project, Hollywood Vampires.
As previously reported, Cooper rounded up an impressive roster of special guests — including Joe Perry, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Slash and Johnny Depp — for support on the project, which is due to arrive Sept. 11. The track listing includes the new songs "Raise the Dead" and "Dead Drunk Friends" alongside 12 covers of classic songs previously recorded by Cooper's peers — including the Who's "My Generation," which you can listen to above.
Cooper worked for years on Hollywood Vampires, which he's described as a tribute to the rock star friends with whom he spent many nights of debauchery in the '70s and early '80s. In an interview earlier this year, he gave producer Bob Ezrin credit for the idea behind the project, which he then described as having a guest list that qualified as a "who's who of everything."
"Bob came up with the idea, ‘Let’s concentrate it on all the guys that you drank with in L.A., the Hollywood Vampires, the ones that are all dead,’" explained Cooper. "I like the title ‘All My Dead Drunk Friends.’ It’s just offensive enough to work, but all those guys would have totally got it. They had the same sense of humor. If you told them you were going to do an album after they were gone called ‘All My Dead Drunk Friends,’ they would have died laughing."
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