In February the massive Rock In Rio festival revealed that they had booked the debut live performance of the brand new supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires. The group consists of actor Johnny Depp, shock rocker Alice Cooper and Aerosmiths Joe Perry. New details have since emerged about the groups album that is currently in the works.
Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp founded the group last year and have been recording in LA with producer Bob Ezrin. Perry told Rolling Stone magazine that, “The record is dedicated to all the friends we’ve lost to drugs and alcohol over the years and getting people to come in and cover the songs their friends wrote.”
According to Perry, McCartney and his drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. stopped by the studio to record a new version of “Come and Get It”, the 1969 song McCartney wrote for Badfinger. McCartney chose the song as a tribute to Badfinger’s Pete Ham and Tom Evans, who both tragically committed suicide.
During the recording session Perry had this to say about the legendary Beatle, “He knew all the chords, the lyrics, everything, he didn’t have any cheat sheets. It was like he’d been playing it his whole life. Me and Alice and Johnny were standing there and looking at each other and I tell you — if there’s any ego-lever in a room, it’s Paul. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done. If Paul’s in the room, he’s there. It was hard to focus on playing.”
Even though McCartney came in to help record with the supergroup he will most likely not be joininf the band on their as of yet unannouced tour. Check out Paul McCartney performing “Come and Get It” below in 2011.