Hollywood Vampires Share New Song, “Who’s Laughing Now,” Detail New Album

Hollywood Vampires, featuring Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, will release their second album, Rise, on June 21 via earMUSIC. In advance of the record, they’ve shared the first single, "Who's Laughing Now." You can check it out below.

In addition to the band’s original material, Rise also features cover of David Bowie's "Heroes"—performed by Depp—the Jim Carroll Band’s "People Who Died" and Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory," sung by Perry.

Said Cooper, "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 (Henriksen) 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."

Added Perry: " 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."

Hollywood Vampires will also embark on a short U.S. tour in early May in support of Rise. 

The full itinerary can be found here.

Rise track listing:

01. I Want My Now 

02. Good People Are Hard to Find 

03. Who's Laughing Now 

04. How the Glass Fell 

05. The Boogieman Surprise 

06. Welcome to Bushwackers (feat. Jeff Beck + John Waters) 

07. The Wrong Bandage 

08. You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory 

09. Git From Round Me 

10. Heroes 

11. A Pitiful Beauty 

12. New Threat 

13. Mr. Spider 

14. We Gotta Rise 

15. People Who Died 

16. Congratulations

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.