Paul McCartney/Alice Cooper: Come Together

Paul McCartney was recently in the studio doing some recording with Joe Perry, Detroit’s own Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp.

Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

Perry says,  “[Paul] makes you feel like [you’re recording with just another guy]. He just happens to be a huge talent! Everyone’s in the room at once; you play until you get a good take… It’s the great ego leveler… Paul was really nice. He’s all about business [when he’s recording]. At 72, he can still hit all those notes.”

As for what the recording is for, all Perry would say is, “It’s a project that were keeping under wraps for now. There will be [an announcement when the time is right].” We reached out to McCartney’s office and are waiting on a comment.

McCartney and Perry had only met a few times, but there are numerous links between the two of them, as well as to Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp. Here are some examples:

  • Alice Cooper gave Paul McCartney a circular bed that once belonged to Groucho Marx. Cooper is also a huge Beatles fan and used to hang out with John Lennon in the early ’70s, during Lennon’s “Lost Weekend” period in Los Angeles.
  • Joe Perry and Aerosmith recorded The Beatles’ “Come Together” for the soundtrack to the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie, which they also appeared in. Beatles producer George Martin produced the song. Steven Tyler performed in tribute to McCartney a few years ago when Macca received the Kennedy Center Honors.
  • Johnny Depp performed with Aerosmith last week in Massachusetts. He has also appeared in three of McCartney’s recent videos and has performed with Cooper on a few occasions.
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