Peter Wolf Was Once Asked To Join The Hollywood Vampires, The Police, And The E Street Band

By Tim Staskiewicz

The Hollywood Vampires – the band that Joe Perry started with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper – could have looked very different, had Peter Wolf’s schedule worked out.

Wolf told WZLX’s Karlson & McKenzie that Perry approached him to possibly join in the group, but the timing wasn’t right.

“I got a call from Joe Perry to join a band he was putting together,” said Wolf. “Before he put The Hollywood Vampires together, I got a call from him about possibly coming out there. Scheduling wasn’t right for me, so who knows what he had in mind.”

The Vampires aren’t the only band that the J. Geils Band member has been asked to join.

“If I tell it to you, you won’t believe it, because I don’t believe it myself,” Wolf told Karlson & McKenzie. “I did get an offer from the E Street Band at one point, and I did get an offer from The Police at one point. I don’t know why they picked me. I don’t know if it was a tryout, but they did!”

Wolf is currently on tour supporting his new album, A Cure For Loneliness, but he is sticking close to home in Boston during his downtime between shows.

“It’s become a beloved city for me and it’s home,” said Wolf.

“We’ve got great radio, we’ve got great venues. There’s so many bands that come in here, there’s great musicians, there’s so many musical scenes going on here. We’ve got some great sports teams. We’ve got a city that’s pretty easy to get through. We’ve got great restaurants, great people, and a lot of pretty girls too.”

Peter Wolf plays out in Western Massachusetts in Greenfield on July 8th, and swings back to the eastern part of the state in mid-August for a sold out show in Plymouth on August 19th. For those looking to catch the Woofa Goofa, tickets are still available for his show at the Lowell Summer Music Series on August 20th.

Check out Karlson & McKenzie’s full interview with Peter Wolf below.

Karlson & McKenzie can be heard weekday mornings from 5:30am until 10am on Boston’s Classic Rock, 100.7 WZLX. Follow the show on Twitter (@KarlsonMcKenzie) and like them on Facebook. Stream K&M anywhere you go with the free app for iOS and Android devices.


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