Alice Cooper: The germ of this whole thing started during a vampire movie.
Johnny Depp: Oh, yeah
AC: He was playing the vampire
JD: That’s right.
AC: Basically, the 100 Club in London. We were shooting Dark Shadows. Knowing that Johnny is a guitar player, we said “Let’s go down and be a bar band for a night and just do covers and everything”. And I told him “Johnny, we’ve got guitars and amps” and he goes “I’ve got an amp and a guitar”. We’re shooting a movie of course he’s got an amp and a guitar with him.
AC: We went down there and every song anybody yelled out we played. Brown Sugar, Back in the USSR, You Really Got Me, you know, Walk This Way… Didn’t matter what it was.
AC: He knew every song, you know? And we knew he was a guitar player to start with, but that’s when we started talking about the history of all these songs. That’s when the nucleus of the thing got started about wouldn’t it be fun to play these songs every night like this rather than, you know, do our regular gig with the makeup and the show? But it would be fun to be the bar band again. And I think that was the germ of it.
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