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

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Actor/musician Johnny Depp, singer Alice Cooper and musician Joe Perry of Hollywood Vampires perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS)

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.

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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: