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Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp Debut the Hollywood Vampires at the Grammys

Cooper can't figure out what Depp is trying to say, either

Johnny Depp’s mid-life crisis continued to play out on live television tonight as he, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry performed as morbid supergroup/classic rock cover band the Hollywood Vampires at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Dave Grohl introduced the evening’s shredding-est, flaming-est, rock-’n’-rolliest five minutes.

Formed in tribute to friends who thankfully did not live to see the 2016 Grammys, the band performed their new song “As Bad As I Am” as well as Mötorhead’s “Ace of Spades” in memory of the late Lemmy. Balls of fire mushroomed in the background. An amplifier stack decorated with a guitar, hat and boots stood in less-than-silent tribute.

Mid-performance, trained actor Depp distinguished himself by mumbling indecipherably into the microphone. Watch the full performance below:

Fellow Vampire band member Ezra Koenig also had an opinion: