Hollywood Vampires performed last night in Aurora, Illinois, and it was fantastic!
Who are the Vampires of Hollywood? Well, originally they were a group of rock stars that met in an upstairs bar in L.A. “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires. “I would walk in on a typical night” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”
The music spanned the decade and paid tribute to many of their fallen comrades….David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and so many more.
The whole band was full of energy and genuinely looked like they were enjoying themselves. Considering that they have concerts almost nightly, I expected to see them dragging a little more, at least near the end. They have a of LOT of travel under their belts and a LOT more to go.
Tommy Henriksen was fantastic out there as backing vocals and guitar and I believe it was Matt Sorum on the drums. Unfortunately I didn’t catch any of the names when they introduced the band members and I didn’t recognize anyone else.
My only regret is that I couldn’t bring in my camera and had to rely on my cell phone to get you any pictures or videos, so I apologize for the quality.
Check out The Hollywood Vampire media page for some good quality Video and photos