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Collaborators on Alice Cooper album

Published 21/04/2015 | 12:56

Alice Cooper's new record of covers, called Hollywood Vampires, is a tribute to his contemporaries in the 70s
Alice Cooper's new record of covers, called Hollywood Vampires, is a tribute to his contemporaries in the 70s

Alice Cooper has revealed he has an impressive list of collaborators on his latest album, including Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp.

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The 67-year-old rocker's new record of covers, called Hollywood Vampires, is a tribute to his contemporaries in the 70s who succumbed to the dangers of the rock and roll lifestyle, including Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson.

Alice told Billboard: "The album's done. It's mixed, ready to go and I'm very, very happy with it.

"McCartney's on it. Zak [Starkey]'s on it. Dave Grohl is on it, [AC/DC frontman] Brian Johnson - and in places where you wouldn't expect them to be, that's the cool thing."

The singer was cagey about which tracks he has covered, but said the album, named after his famous group of drinking buddies, is dedicated to "all the friends we've lost to drugs and alcohol over the years".

Alice said: "I can't really say [which covers will be on the album] right now, but if you think of it, who were the Hollywood Vampires? John Lennon was there. Jim Morrison was an early Vampire. We had Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon of course, Harry Nilsson, Marc Bolan. Those guys were all Vampires."

He added: "The performers have to be dead. Or mentally dead. Or should be dead."

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