Hollywood Vampires: Flea vs Rob Deleo Touring Lineup
The Hollywood Vampires lineup underwent some changes in early 2018, when the band’s bassist, Rob DeLeo, left the band to focus on his other band, Stone Temple Pilots. After some uncertainty about the touring lineup, it was announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea would be taking over as bassist starting in late April of that year. This created some confusion among fans who had expected former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan to fill the vacant spot.
Hollywood Vampires: The Band
The lineup for the Hollywood Vampires has been announced, and it includes two very different musicians. The first is the famed Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and singer, Flea. The other is the drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Mr. Rob Del Rey (who also happens to be a member of the band that shares his name). Their distinctly different styles are sure to make for an interesting show…
Flea: The Musician
Flea is the bass player and co-founder of the legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is also an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When he’s not on tour with RHCP, he can be found playing in his punk rock band Antemasque. He has also produced music for other artists and appeared in films like I’m With Her, The Big Lebowski, Janis Joplin biopic Love, Janis and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Rob Deleo: The Musician
Rob Deleo was the bass player for Hollywood Vampires and he toured with them from 2016 to 2017. He is a music producer, composer, guitarist and bassist. He has worked with many other famous bands such as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Guns n Roses and The Cult.
Rob also has his own band called Lionize. They have released two albums so far- Lionize and Sleeping Lions both of which were on the Billboard rock charts at number one in 2014.
In 1996 he formed a band called Spore that featured vocalist Chino Moreno of the Deftones on vocals and guitarists Shaun Lopez of Far and Sean Wheeler of Third Eye Blind.
The Hollywood Vampires Touring Lineup
The Hollywood Vampires is a rock supergroup created by Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. The group features three members of the original Hollywood Vampires, which included Cooper, Perry, and actor Johnny Depp, who left the group in 2016 to focus on his acting career. Today we’re going to be examining two different touring lineups for the band that were released on February 20th in anticipation for their upcoming tour.
The first lineup includes Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Slash (Guns N Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses), and Tommy Henriksen. This lineup focuses on hard rock from the 1970s and 1980s with a little bit of variety thrown in here and there.
The Battle of the Bands
Flea and Rob Delaeo are two outstanding musicians with a big age gap between them. They both want to tour with the Hollywood Vampires, but there’s only room for one of them. Who should be chosen?
Both have extensive musical backgrounds, with decades of experience touring the world and playing to sold-out crowds.
Rob is the bass player from The Red Hot Chili Peppers who has been in the band since 1988, whereas Flea is an award-winning musician who has played for many bands such as Fear, Jane’s Addiction and The Mothers of Invention.
The Hollywood Vampires is a group that was originally formed by Alice Cooper with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry from Aerosmith as its other members.