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Hollywood Vampires: Genting Arena, Birmingham

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 18 June 2018

THE ORIGINAL HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES drinking club included the likes of John Lennon and Harry Nilsson. Today, the band of the same name are a curious supergroup fronted by Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and, er, Johnny Depp, playing what Cooper describes as "songs for our dead, drunk friends". Sadly, the opening numbers exhume the corpse of the rather less mourned hair metal, but things improve as the evening settles into a riotous wake.

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