Hellfest 2023. “You don’t often see Vampires come out in the sunlight,” says a mischievously grinning Alice Cooper. The Hollywood Vampires made their return to Hellfest, and even though it was a bright and beautiful day, it didn’t slow the band down.
Alice, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and company played a fantastic set of their own songs (I Want My Now, Boogieman Suprise) and a selection of covers dedicated to their “dead drunk friends.”
Johnny Depp, with one foot still in a cast and still looking fantastic, took the lead on People Who Died and a glorious cover of David Bowie’s Heroes before Alice Cooper dedicated a rousing cover of Baba O’Riley to Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
To call them the ultimate cover band is true, but it’s also selling them short. The Hollywood Vampires played one of the most enjoyable sets of the weekend so far and have far more onstage chemistry than many a supergroup who have graced that stage. Outstanding.
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