Hollywood Vampires Releases New Single "Who's Laughing Now"

 

Hollywood Vampires have finally unveiled a new song from the band's forthcoming sophomore album.

The album has been in the works for over a year while core members Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp juggled multiple projects in 2018.

The bass guitar-driven lead single, "Who's Laughing Now" features both vocals by both Cooper and Depp, the latter of whom took the lead on the album's lyrics. The new album, Rise, is due out June 21.

You can watch the band's official lyric video above!

Cooper explained last summer, when Hollywood Vampires did the bulk of its recording for Rise, that one of the most exciting things for him about the new album was letting Depp take the conceptual reigns. The Godfather of Shock Rock praised the actor for pouring his soul into the new batch of songs.

Being that Cooper is accustomed to driving the creative aspects of his own band, he added that it was a nice change to worry only about his own performance.

"I come in and do a littler surgery on the lyrics," Cooper explained at the time. "But it's interested for me to be singing about Johnny's angst."

The single comes as the band prepares for a short run of live concerts in mid-May.

Get the live dates here.

Hollywood Vampires are unlikely to be busy on the road in 2019.

Cooper will be touring with his own band from June through mid-October. Get those tour dates here.

Perry is busy celebrating the 50th anniversary of Aerosmith with a residency in Las Vegas and at a handful of other MGM properties in the U.S. Get Aerosmith's live dates here.

Photo: Getty Images

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