Today Alice Cooper is widely known for having one of the best live shows in the business, and a lot of that is due to the musicians he brings on the road. Alice always manages to surround himself with a rotating cast of top notch musicians that will literally Bite Your Face Off!
Occasionally when a band member does change, Alice tells them three things: “You’re gonna see the world; You’re gonna get paid, and you’re gonna get stitches!”
Click on a band member tab above to find out more about Alice’s current lineup!
Chuck Garric is an American song writer and bass player. If you’ve been to an Alice Cooper concert in the last 11 years, then you’ve seen Chuck Garric on stage. Chuck has played on the last 4 Alice Cooper records. Chuck and Alice have written many songs together in support of those albums, most notably the song Dirty Diamonds which finds its way into the set list each year and has become a classic Alice Cooper song and fan favorite during the live shows.
Chuck is also very proud of his time playing bass guitar for Ronnie James DIO. “It was a time in my career that shaped me as a performer and a professional musician”.
One of Chuck’s favorite memories is the time he spent in the studio writing with Ronnie for the last DIO record “Master of the Moon” Chuck and Ronnie emerged from the studio with classic DIO song “Death by Love”.
Chuck has his own band Beasto Blanco, who just finished recording their first album. With influences range from White Zombie to Motorhead, Beasto Blanco’s “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” is a full-length anthemic hard rock offering that keeps you amped on “10″ from start to finish! The progeny of long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” yields a powerful combination of heavy riffs, driving bass, and melodic choruses that are bound to stick in your head after just one listen! Beasto Blanco is quickly becoming a favorite of the music and movie industry’s most respected talents! Here is what just a few of them have to say about “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”:
Johnny Depp: ”What an honor to hear something as beastly and killer as this!!! It’s truly, truly great and wonderfully kind of life affirming! Makes one feel ownership of their being!”
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden): ”Chuck has got himself a ‘KIN’ blazing band here. “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” from Beasto Blanco is a solid piece and rockin’ like there is no tomorrow! Well done me old china!”
Alice Cooper: ”Beasto Blanco to me is an East L.A ‘Day Of The Dead’ kind of hard rock band. They seem dangerous – don’t stand too close, this is a band that I see exploding in the next few years. The “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” video shows my grown daughter Calico crawling around like some sort of animal, which is of course, just how I remember her as a child!”
Bob Ezrin (Producer): ”Chuck Garric is modern day monster, one of the most talented and heaviest rock musicians I’ve ever worked with!”
Mikkey Dee (Motorhead): LIVE FAST DIE LOUD is a real ass-kicker and I wouldn’t expect anything less when Chuck is at the forefront, keep slammin!
John Corabi: ”I totally love “LIVE FAST DIE LOUD”! This is the real deal, it’s 100% raw energy from start to finish!”
“LIVE FAST DIE LOUD” is on sale now and features Chuck Garric, Calico Cooper, Glen Sobel, Jonathan Mover, Chris Latham, Tiffany Lowe. Produced by Tommy Henriksen.
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Guitarist Ryan Roxie continues to ‘Enjoy the Ride’ with the Alice Cooper Band. He appreciates the busy schedule and when he’s not touring with the Coop, he’s releasing albums with his bands (Roxie 77 and Casablanca). both bands coming out of his newly adopted home country of Sweden.
Roxie first joined the AC Band in 1996 and appeared on every Alice Cooper release for the following 10 years. This includes the albums ‘Fistful of Alice’ all the way through to the ‘Dirty Diamonds’ CD. Ryan also appeared on the DVD releases ‘Brutally Live’ and ‘Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux’ .
Over those 10 years there were some breaks, such as when he was able to collaborate with former Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash, and release the second Slash’s Snakepit record, ‘Ain’t Life Grand’. Roxie also released his own band’s albums ‘DPM‘ and Roxie 77′s ‘Peace, Love and Armageddon‘ during these years.
Ryan’s fascination with the guitar started at the early age of 5 and has continued to allow him to do in life what he loves most, which is touring the world playing music.
His work with humanitarian organizations such as the Pay It Forward movement and Sweden’s Childrens Cancer Foundation amongst others has given Roxie a keen focus on trying to make the world ‘just a little bit better then the day before’.
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Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists including legendary R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation and endorsements from many top companies. Nita has been featured in many worldwide print ads and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, most recently Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games), and is the author of the Premier Guitar column “Drop Dead Shred”. She was ranked first in the Guitar World article “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know”, and has been featured in Revolver Magazine’s annual “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” issue and calendar for the last 2 years. In 2014 Nita became the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS.
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Recognized as a man of many musical skills, Tommy Henriksen is one the most gifted producers/songwriters working today. His rich musical heritage has allowed him to lend his talents to a diverse array of artists such as Lady GaGa,Porcelain Black,Daughtry, Kumi Koda, Steel Magnolia, Kimberly Caldwell, Alice Cooper,Future Boy, Halestorm,Runner Runner,Framing Hanley,David Cook and Wes Carr ; all the while playing an active role in a number of facets of the song creation process as he is, as well, an adept engineer, mixer, programmer and multi-instrumentalist—not to mention a fountain of creativity and enthusiasm!
Originally signed as an artist to Capitol Records, where he released his successful eponymous debut, he found that he naturally gravitated towards his current role behind the scenes as a songwriter and producer. With a career that started in New York—with his time now divided between southern sounds in Nashville and the sunny pop of Los Angeles—Tommy has a musical perspective unlike many others. Armed with a unique understanding of what it takes to craft a hit from both sides of the glass, and across a wide variety of genres, he is a much sought after commodity who has a reputation for delivering the goods every time.
You can keep up with Tommy on his website disvicious.com
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Currently on tour with rock legend Alice Cooper, Glen Sobel has played in a variety of genres including rock, hip hop, pop, metal, punk, and fusion. Recently he has played, toured, and/or recorded with gigs ranging from hard rock (SIXX A.M.- featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue), pop/r&b (tour with ELLIOTT YAMIN- American Idol finalist who topped the Billboard Hot 100), instrumental fusion (Glen played on guitar great PAUL GILBERT’s new DVD), stadium/arena rock (Glen toured in 2010 with VASCO ROSSI- Italy’s biggest rock super-star, playing to crowds in excess of 40,000), to studio TV work (Glen plays drums on the new version of the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL theme on ESPN)
Recent live events have found Glen playing behind such heavyweights as Steven Tyler, Rob Halford, Weird Al, Pat Simmons & Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers, Robie Krieger of The Doors, Ke$ha, Orianthi, Johnny Depp, Mike Meyers and many more.
Other touring/recording credits for Glen include Chris Impellitteri, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s guitarist), Tony Macalpine, Gary Hoey, Warner Bros recording act Beautiful Creatures(Ozzfest tour), Cypress Hill, and many others.
In 2013 Glen placed 1st runner up in DRUM Magazine’s Drummies Readers Poll in both the Rising Star and Rock/Metal categories.
Glen has also conducted and appeared at CLINICS AND DRUM FESTIVALS internationally for Mapex drums, Regal Tip Sticks and Sabian Cymbals. In addition he has established establish himself as a respected player and teacher in LA being hired on as instructor at MUSICIANS INSTITUTE (Percussion Institute of Technology or PIT).
A seasoned pro with world tour experience, Glen has developed a reputation for being a quick study, known to learn an entire set of material in a day or record a CDs worth of songs on short notice. He spends much of his time in Los Angeles doing sessions for some of the music industrys top producers. His performances are dynamic and visual and his track record as a session player is impressive.
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