Alice Cooper hit the ground running last night in Manistee, MI with the first of 3 solo shows to warm up before joining Motley Crue in Grand Rapids, MI for the first date on The Crue’s final romp, the “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour.
Last night’s sold out show marked the addition of Alice’s new guitarist Nita Strauss, who had been rehearsing with the band for a few weeks prior. The band sounded incredibly tight and well oiled, and Nita showed the crowd why she was chosen out of many to fill this much coveted spot with Alice Cooper. Check out some of these shots from @RealAliceCooper‘s Instagram feed! Photos by Kyler Clark – @CerealKyler
Today, Theory of a Deadman unleashed their punishing new track “Savages” featuring the one and only Alice Cooper. The song is the title track off their upcoming new studio album which is due out July 29 via Roadrunner Records. In an exclusive interview with TheRockRevival.com a few weeks ago, frontman Tyler Connolly promised a slue of surprised guests on the record. He also stated that the album would be a much heavier outing for the band, as they slowly step outside their comfort zone. The upcoming disc is the follow-up to their 2011 effort, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, and Top Alternative Albums. The band once again enlisted the services of longtime producer Howard Benson for the new record.Theory of a Deadman are set to tour later this summer into fall. They made a featured appearance at Rock On The Range 2014 back in May. Theory of a Deadman broke unto the scene in 2002 with their self-titled debut. Since then, all four of the band’s studio albums have charted in the Top 100 on Billboard. Their 2008 effort, Scars and Souvenirs, has been certified platinum. The band has toured with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Godsmack, Alter Bridge, and Black Stone Cherry. In 2011 they headlined the Carnival of Madness Tour, one of summer’s biggest touring rock festivals every year. – by Matt Bishop
Dynamite Entertainment has become quite the iconoclastic publisher in its tenth year, releasing comic books featuring Doc Savage, Flash Gordon, the Gold Key characters including Solar, Man of the Atom and Turok, Dinosaur Hunter and the newly-announced Django/Zorro crossover. But its latest news takes things to a different level.
The New Jersey-based publisher has announced the upcoming release of an ongoing comic book starring Alice Cooper, to be written by X-Files writer Joe Harris with art by Eman Casallos, that recasts the rock legend as the guardian of humanity’s dreams.
“Artistically, for me there is hardly a better medium,” Cooper said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “There is so much you can do in the form of a comic that we’d never been able to do on stage. It’s just a different way of storytelling, and it really has almost limitless possibilities. We’re looking forward to stretching the existing boundaries of the comic medium again. We have new stories to tell, but we’ll do it with the same theatrical, sinister sensibility that comes with the name ‘Alice Cooper’. This is just the beginning! Welcome to my new Nightmares!”
Shep Gordon, longtime Alice Cooper manager and subject of the new Mike Myers film SuperMensch, was a guest on the 6/16 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. Shep talked about his documentary film, what it’s like to spend your life making others famous, and what it’s like to now be in the limelight himself. Check out the video on CBS.com!
“Where were you in the early 1970′s? Los Angeles? The Sunset Strip?? You probably remember more than I do! After watching my copy of Super Duper Alice Cooper, I decided that I’d like to tell the story of The Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club that used to meet in the loft of the Rainbow Bar on Sunset Blvd. Notable members were myself, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz & Keith Moon, with regular drop in’s from just about everyone you could imagine. We also had a baseball team that included many other rock stars of the time.
I want to preserve our legacy, and I need your blood! I’m looking for photos, stories, artifacts and witnesses from this place in rock history. If you saw a Vampire, tweet your story along with #HollywoodVampires!”
Alice Cooper Kicks Off North American Tour With Release of “Super Duper” DVD And New Guitarist Nita Strauss
Acclaimed Documentary “Super Duper Alice Cooper” Out On DVD, Blu-Ray, Deluxe, and Digital Formats Now From Eagle Rock Entertainment
New York, NY (June 12, 2014) — Following the April premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the subsequent release of the documentary on DVD, Blu-Ray, Deluxe Editions, and digital formats this month via Eagle Rock Entertainment, rock’s greatest showman, Alice Cooper, heads out on a lengthy North American tour.
The summer trek starts with three shows in Michigan June 26-28 before Cooper joins Motley Crue’s final “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour as a Very Special Guest on July 2nd, running through late November.
The tour marks the debut of Alice’s new guitarist Nita Strauss, who was recently ranked #1 on Guitar World’s list of “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know.” She takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years. Nita, who has made her name in bands including the Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and LA Kiss, joins Alice’s band’s three guitar attack, which also features guitarists Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus longtime bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.
Super Duper Alice Cooper was produced and directed by the Banger Films team of Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Reginald Harkema. Banger previously delivered the award-winning documentaries “Iron Maiden: Flight 666″ and “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.” Eagle Rock Entertainment released the film in DVD and Blu-Ray on June 3rd, including a deluxe edition with extensive bonus material film footage from a rare 1972 Montreal concert and a full length recent Alice Cooper concert from the 2009 Montreux Festival on CD.
Alice recently marked the tenth anniversary of his radio show “Nights With Alice Cooper,” which airs five days a week across the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as in the UK and Germany, syndicated worldwide by United Stations.
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