Alice Cooper joins Johnny Depp in Anaheim for Duesenberg NAMM party

Alice Cooper once again joined Johnny Depp in Anaheim, CA for what is becoming an annual jam at Duesenberg Guitar company’s NAMM party.  This year the event benefitted two charities, and the pair played together in the final section of a night filled with great songs for a few great causes.

Starting out the night were Brian Ray’s band The Bayonettes, performing about an hour of original and cover material.  Brian has been a staple member of Paul McCartney’s band since 2002.

Up next was Johnny Depp himself, together with some old friends bassist Bruce Witkin and guitarist Joey Malone, and yet another member of Paul McCartney’s band, resident drummer Abe Laborial Jr.  The band was introduced as the “No Name Band”, probably because they are a loose bunch of players and not a serious project.  The boys played two original songs before introducing legendary musician Joe Walsh who sat in for the rest of their set.  Together the band performed Funk 49, Rocky Mountain Way, Walk Away and a cover of Search And Destroy.

Not to be outdone, Alice joined the core band for a swift and merciless run thru of true rock n roll classics – Brown Sugar, Revolution, I’m Eighteen, School’s Out, Come Together and My Generation.

The night was a rousing success raising funds for charity!

Alice Cooper looks on as Johnny Depp performs with on 12/24/2015 in Anaheim at Duesenberg NAMM Party.  Photo by Kyler Clark, @CerealKyler

Alice Cooper looks on as Johnny Depp performs with on 12/24/2015 in Anaheim at Duesenberg NAMM Party. Photo by Kyler Clark, @CerealKyler

Alice Cooper looks on as Johnny Depp performs with on 12/24/2015 in Anaheim at Duesenberg NAMM Party

Alice Cooper looks on as Johnny Depp performs with on 12/24/2015 in Anaheim at Duesenberg NAMM Party.  Photo by Kyler Clark, @CerealKyler

Johnny Depp performs with Joe Walsh 12/24/2015 in Anaheim at Duesenberg NAMM Party

Johnny Depp performs with Joe Walsh 12/24/2015 in Anaheim at Duesenberg NAMM Party.  Photo by Kyler Clark, @CerealKyler

RollingStone.com and Alice Cooper on Death-Defying Drumming, Bodily Functions

SOURCE:  RollingStone.com

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When you gather all four members of Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper, the conversation will inevitably turn to subjects that are both dark and profanely funny. Seated in a New York City hotel room, everyone is dressed appropriately in black to talk about what lies ahead: the Crüe’s final concert and how they will say goodbye.

“Alice, can you build us three more guillotines, and then we’ll just end it?” usually tacit Crüe guitarist Mick Mars suggests, referencing one of the shock rocker’s most infamous stage props.

“Better, it’s a puff of smoke and when it clears, there’s just skeletons up there with your clothes on – and that’s it,” Cooper offers.

“That sounds good,” Mars rejoins, looking content as everyone laughs.

After December 31st, 2015, the only show Mötley Crüe will be playing will be the great gig in the sky, to borrow a phrase from Pink Floyd. Last year, the band’s original four members – Mars, vocalist Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee – signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” a legal document that prohibits them from playing together ever again beginning on New Year’s Day of next year. So, starting last summer, the group, along with special guest Cooper, has been making the rounds on its ultimate victory lap, the “Final Tour,” complete with unwieldy pyro (“The first blast of fire I think singed my eyebrows off,” Cooper tells the band, “It took my breath”) and a full-scale drum roller coaster dubbed the “Crüecifly.”

This week, Mötley Crüe announced the final 34 concerts they’ll be playing in North America, most of which feature special guest Cooper and all of which will feature the Crüecifly, culminating with a blowout at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Crüe also put out a new song, “All Bad Things” – as in the tour’s slogan, “all bad things must end” – which may or may not be their final song, depending on whether they write new music for the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of their 2001 memoir The Dirt. The band claims to have other surprises planned but is keeping mum on what they may be.

Currently, though, as they tell Rolling Stone between stories of lascivious debauchery and forked-tongue-in-cheek death jokes, their sights are firmly set on the end of their touring career, the reason they’ve gathered together in the first place. Even if it kind of weirds them out.

Read Full Interview at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/motley-crue-final-tour-dirt-biopic-alice-cooper-20150121#ixzz3PfBs9j9O
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Motley Crue announce 2015 Dates, confirm Alice Cooper as Special Guest

motleyadmatThis morning Mötley Crüe announced a slew of dates for the second half of their “All Bad Things Must Com To And End” Final Tour in North America.  As speculated, Alice Cooper has been confirmed as Special Guest for the majority of the just announced shows.  More show announcements are expected to follow but details are not yet available.

Please note it is currently undetermined if Alice is performing for these three dates:

9/2/2015 in Miami, FL

9/5/2015 in Houston, TX

9/6/2015 in San Antonio, TX

Below are the Mötley Crüe tour dates where Alice Cooper is CONFIRMED.  Presale password is “SICKTHINGS”, links will be added to this page and on http://www.alicecooper.com/tour-dates as soon as they are available.  VIP Packages, where available, will be available at http://www.meetalicecooper.com.

 

7/22/2015 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale – 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

7/24/2015 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

Alice Cooper Fan Presale – 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

7/26/2015 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

Alice Cooper Fan Presale – 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

7/28/2015 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale – 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

7/29/2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – Energy Solutions Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale – 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

7/31/2015 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale – 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/3/2015 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

Alice Cooper Fan Presale  - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/5/2015 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/7/2015 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/8/2015 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/9/2015 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

8/11/2015 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/12/2015 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclay’s Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 12PM local

 

8/14/2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/15/2015 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

8/16/2015 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/18/2015 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/19/2015 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

8/20/2015 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/22/2015 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 12PM local

 

8/23/2015 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 12PM local

 

8/24/2015 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

8/26/2015 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

8/28/2015 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

8/29/2015 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

8/30/2015 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/24 @ 10AM local

 

9/4/2015 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

Alice Cooper Fan Presale - 1/22

General Onsale – 1/23 @ 10AM local

 

ALICE COOPER PERFORMS WITH FOO FIGHTERS IN LOS ANGELES AT BENEFIT SHOW

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ALICE DROPS IN AT DAVE GROHL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE FORUM IN LOS ANGELES PERFORM WITH THE FOO FIGHTERS.

Alice Cooper appeared as a special guest at a Foo Fighters show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday night, January 10th.
Organized to benefit the Rock School Scholarship FundMusiCares and Sweet Relief, it was also planned as a birthday celebration for Dave Grohl, who invited a host of other music superstars to join him, including Alice Cooper, who performed two of his biggest hits, “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out,” which was just added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Other onstage guests included David Lee Roth, Trombone Shorty, Joe Walsh, Perry Farrell, Zakk Wylde, Nick Oliveri, Slash, Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, and Paul Stanley.
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1/10/2014 | LA Forum | Alice Cooper performs with Foo Fighters in Los Angeles. Photo by Kyler Clark, @CerealKyler

 

GRIM FACTS - 1969 Alice Cooper Whisky A Go Go Shows with Led Zeppelin and Buddy Miles

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Los Angeles, January 2nd – January 8th 1969

A young Alice Cooper band begins a run of shows at the Whisky A Go Go with a freshly minted Led Zeppelin.

The first night at the Whisky was only Zeppelin’s fifth show in the United States.  In fact, Led Zeppelin’s self titled debut album was not to be released in the US until the following week on January 12th, and the group was almost completely unknown save for Jimmy Page’s pedigree with the Yardbirds.

Alice said of the stint, “I think we ended up flipping a coin before the shows to see who would go on first… That’s how unknown we both were.”

After January 5th, Led Zeppelin had to pull out of the shows due to several of the band members coming down with the flu.  Alice Cooper continued the string of shows  thru the 8th of January with Buddy Miles Express.

Alice Cooper at Hollywood Bowl picked as a top show of 2014

20150102-155830.jpgAlice Cooper’s show at the Hollywood Bowl listed at 3 on Metal Assault’s list of top shows of 2014:

Source: Metal Assault

Alice Cooper @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA, 07/21: “Even though the headliner for this event put on an absolutely horrendous performance, support act Alice Cooper was the only saving grace for all the unfortunate souls that spent their hard-earned money to attend the show, and by virtue of a short but typically righteous set, the shock rock legend finds himself near the top of this list. Even at his age, he continues to belt out fierce vocals and enjoys the company of some excellent musicians that comprise his band who help him put on a show of timeless class. The undisputed king of cinematic rock at his best.” – See the rest of the list at: metalassault.com