Paul McCartney Collaborates with The Hollywood Vampires in Studio

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The existence of rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires was revealed in February after the release of the 2015 Rock in Rio Festival lineup. Now, Paul McCartney, who already has a lengthy list of collaborations this year, has added the Hollywood Vampires to his roster.

According to Consequence of Sound, McCartney stopped by the studio where band members Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry were recording. McCartney contributed a new version of the 1969 song “Come and Get It” with drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., which he dedicated to Badfinger members Pete Ham and Tom Evans, who had both committed suicide. Cooper joined McCartney on vocals for the song.

The Hollywood Vampires derives from a group of drinking friends, featuring notable rock stars like John Lennon and Keith Moon, at Los Angeles’ Rainbow Bar in the 1970s, which Cooper was also a part of.

Their gig at Rock in Rio is currently the only scheduled show the group is playing, though Perry revealed that a tour is in the works for September. The Hollywood Vampires are also working on a studio album with producer Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with Lou Reed and Pink Floyd.

McCartney has no plans to tour with the group.

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