The Hollywood Vampires

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The Hollywood Vampires
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Plaque from the Rainbow Bar and Grill showing the loft where the club resided along with member information.
Formation 1970s (1970s)
Founder Alice Cooper
Type Drinking club
Headquarters Rainbow Bar and Grill
Location
President
Alice Cooper
Vice president
Keith Moon
Treasurer
Bob Brown
Key people

The Hollywood Vampires was a celebrity drinking club formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970s. The hazing to get into the club was to outdrink all the members.[1] According to Cooper in the documentary Prime Cuts: "The Speakeasy and Tramps were the place to be in London. There was a little loft at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in LA (W. Hollywood), they only had that for the club."[2]

Members[edit]

Cooper listed himself, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz and Harry Nilsson as the club's principal members: "It was that crowd, every night those same people. Every once in a while John Lennon would come into town or Keith Emerson and they would be honorable members of the night. They still have a plaque there at the Rainbow, where it says 'The Lair of the Hollywood Vampires'."[2]

Additional members

Supergroup[edit]

In 2015, Cooper formed a supergroup named after the club with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry. They released their debut studio album, Hollywood Vampires, on September 11.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sellers, Robert. An A-Z of Hellraisers: A Comprehensive Compendium of Outrageous Insobriety. pp. 126–127. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts[full citation needed]
  3. ^ a b Rodriguez, Robert (2010). Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles' Solo Years, 1970-1980. Backbeat Books. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-87930-968-8. 
  4. ^ a b Love And Poison, An Alice Cooper Interview
  5. ^ MacDonald, Les (2010). The Day the Music Died. Xlibris Corporation. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-4691-1356-2. 
  6. ^ "ALICE COOPER, JOHNNY DEPP, DAVE GROHL, BRIAN JOHNSON, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, SLASH Appear On HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Debut". Blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 5 August 2015.