After missing nearly two weeks worth of shows due to “a combination of dehydration and exhaustion,” Joe Perry returned to the Hollywood Vampires on July 22 at Weill Hall in California.
You can watch video of Perry playing a few minutes of the Beatles‘ “Come Together” above, with Alice Cooper taking the lead vocals. Using his Gibson Reverse Flying V, Perry takes the solo as Johnny Depp throws his arm around him and also adds a few notes of his own. You can see Perry back in full form on the video of “Whole Lotta Love”, below.
Perry collapsed after walking backstage only one song into the Hollywood Vampires’ concert at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, N.Y. The band, which also includes Robert DiLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), decided to continue with their tour as Perry recovered, although they did cancel an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
The Hollywood Vampires have shows booked every night between now and the closing night on July 25 at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California. From there, Perry will have a bit more time to recuperate before his main gig kicks in. Beginning Sept. 29, Aerosmith embark on a month-long journey through South America and Mexico. The group have talked about doing a farewell tour, with Steven Tyler suggesting it may happen next year, but Perry isn’t so sure.
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