Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and former THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy have spoken to Billboard.com about the formation of their new project, CARDBOARD VAMPYRES. The band, which performs CULT and ALICE IN CHAINS songs amid a selection of hard rock covers by LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC, STOOGES, BLACK SABBATH and AEROSMITH, is rounded out by one-time MÖTLEY CRÜE vocalist John Corabi, latter-era CULT bassist Chris Wyse and drummer Josh Howser.
"This band is really just about having fun and playing tunes that we were fans of growing up", Cantrell said.
"We're putting the music back into the business," Duffy said. "It's not about albums or contracts or singles. The music speaks for itself. It doesn't matter who wrote the songs; they can never be what they were. This band is a natural evolution; we're creating something entirely new."
A spokesperson has confirmed to Billboard.com that although there are no plans for the group to record, more shows are expected throughout the coming months.
Upcoming CARDBOARD VAMPYRES tour dates:
Jun. 24 - New York, NY @ Hudson Theatre
Jul. 10 - Justin, TX @ Texas Lil's Dude Ranch
Jul. 16 - West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre
Aug. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre (w/ ZZ TOP)
Sep. 11 - Austin, TX @ Carlos'N Charlie's Bar & Grill (KLBJ event)