Hollywood Vampires' cover Bowie's "Heroes"; band performs on Kimmel tonight
The Hollywood Vampires, the band featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and actor/musician Johnny Depp, has released a video for their new cover of David Bowie's "Heroes." The track will appear on the band's second studio album, Rise, which hits stores this Friday, June 21.
The new rendition of "Heroes" features Depp singing lead while Cooper and Perry contribute backing vocals. The Hollywood Vampires recorded their version at the former Hansa studio in Berlin, the same place where Bowie recorded the original.
The black-and-white video, which you can watch on the group's official YouTube channel, combines in-studio footage, live performance clips and candid behind-the-scenes segments. The band also released "Heroes" as a digital single and via streaming services.
Rise, unlike The Hollywood Vampires' star-studded self-titled 2015 debut, features mostly new original songs. The album does include three cover tunes -- "Heroes"; the Jim Carroll Band's "People Who Died," featuring Cooper on lead vocals; and Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory," sung by Perry.
In advance of the arrival of the new album, the band will be performing Wednesday night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.