Johnny Depp & Band The Hollywood Vampires at the 2016 Grammys

The Hollywood Vampires

Johnny Depp's band The Hollywood Vampires is performing a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away, at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Motorhead rocker Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister died of cancer in December 2015 and he will be honored, among others, at the Grammys. While many recognize The Hollywood Vampires because of Depp, it was actually a celebrity drinking club formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970s. The members of the band performing at the Grammys include Cooper, Depp and Joe Perry. Apparently, to get into the club, you are hazed into out-drinking the other members. The key members in the group include Cooper, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz, and Harry Nilsson as the club's original principal members. Cooper explained: It was that crowd, every night those same people. Every once in a while John Lennon would come into town or Keith Emerson and they would be honorable members of the night. They still have a plaque there at the Rainbow, where it says 'The Lair of the Hollywood Vampires'. In 2015, Cooper formed a "supergroup" band named after the club with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry. The trio then released their debut studio album," Hollywood Vampires," on September 11, 2015. The album honors music artists over the years and features guest vocals from many including but not limited to Paul McCartney, Robby Krieger, Orianthi, Dave Grohl, Slash, Brian Johnson, Joe Walsh, and Perry Farrell. The band often performs cover songs to pay tribute to the old drinking buddies of the original "Hollywood Vampires." Click here to check out the band's performance from the 2016 Grammys. And, for more information on the band, click through our gallery of their best Instagram pics.