Hollywood Vampires have premiered the official live video for their new single ‘The Boogieman Surprise’.
The second track to be released from Hollywood Vampires’ second album ‘Rise’, the studio version of ‘The Boogieman Surprise’ got its exclusive first play on Paul Anthony’s breakfast show last Friday (17th May).
Penned by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, ‘The Boogieman Surprise’ has been a mainstay on Hollywood Vampires’ setlists for over a year and the newly unveiled live video was filmed during their appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2018.
Watch it right here:
Produced by Tommy Henriksen and Hollywood Vampires, ‘Rise’ is released on Friday 21st June 2019 via earMUSIC.
Unlike 2015’s self-titled ‘Hollywood Vampires’, the 16-track album features predominately original material except covers of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, Jim Carroll Band’s ‘People Who Died’, and Johnny Thunder’s ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory’.
Our very own Alice Cooper says: “‘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 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.”
Joe Perry adds: “‘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.”
Alice Cooper heads out on a seven-date Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back UK arena tour this coming October. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
See Alice Cooper at the following shows:
Manchester Arena – Fri 4th
Aberdeen TECA – Sat 5th
Leeds First Direct Arena – Mon 7th
Brighton Centre – Tue 8th
London The O2 – Thu 10th
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Fri 11th
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Sat 12th