CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, have been joined by Eric Dover (ALICE COOPER, JELLYFISH, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, SEXTUS) on lead vocals and Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL) on drums.
CARDBOARD VAMPYRES play songs from both ALICE IN CHAINS and THE CULT, as well as covers of tunes by artists like BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, and others. As of yet, there are no plans for the group to write or record any original material.
Upcoming CARDBOARD VAMPYRES shows:
Jun. 23 - McChord AFB - Tacoma, WA
Jun. 24 - The Fenix - Seattle, WA
Jun. 25 - Fairhaven Pub - Bellingham, WA
Jun. 26 - Grant's Brewery Pub - Yakima, WA
Jul. 08 - The Quest - Minneapolis, MN
Jul. 09 - Summerfest Music Market Stage - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 10 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
As previously reported, Cantrell is currently recording new music at Doug Fieger's studio in Los Angeles. He is joined in the studio by Chris Wyse on bass and Stephen Perkins on drums (both ex-JANE'S ADDICTION). Cantrell's new tunes are said to be sounding "amazing," with one track reportedly featuring Doug Fieger on slide guitar.
Cantrell will be presenting and performing at the MusiCares/MAP Fund benefit concert honoring Dave Navarro and Goldenvoice on May 20 at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. Playing along with Cantrell will be Navarro, Perkins and Wyse.