The star-packed Paul McCartney tribute album, The Art of McCartney, won’t be released until November 18, but you can already preview a number of tracks from the project online. A video featuring Alice Cooper‘s full cover of The Beatles‘ “Eleanor Rigby” premiered on Monday morning exclusively at USAToday.com, while several clips of other songs have been posted on the album’s official website and YouTube channel.
Alice’s version of the classic 1966 song sounds very similar to the Fab Four’s original rendition, with the shock-rocker singing mournfully while accompanied by a string section. The video includes footage of Cooper singing the tune in the studio. If you pre-order the album at The Art of McCartney‘s official website theartofmccartney.com, you’ll receive a free digital download of the track. Alice also recorded a version of the McCartney solo song “Smile Away” for the project; it appears as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of the album.
Alice Cooper’s upcoming solo dates, mixed in during breaks from his special guest spot on the Motley Crue ”All Bad Things Must Come To An End” Tour, have begun to sell out, leading to a surge in demand.
Cooper’s show on the Motley tour has been overwhelmingly well received and is clearly a highlight of the dates for both Cooper and Motley fans. These solo dates promise to quench the thirst of fans who are eager to see Alice’s full stage production, which is cut short on the Motley dates.
Alice Cooper has always been called a Rock God and the King of Nightmares. This issue expands on that and takes us on a ride through what being the Nightmare King is. He has always been known for controversy, he was one of the originators of shock rock and was even called demonic. This comic takes all that Cooper has been accused of and says “what if it’s true?” what if he is demonic and the King of Nightmares? Has Alice Cooper made a deal with the devil, or at least a demon? This issue starts to to travel down this road of thought but only gives us a small glimpse of what is to come.
The X-Files’ Joe Harris takes on The Prince of Darkness – Alice Cooper in his FIRST ongoing comic series! Rock n’ roll legend Alice Cooper was never a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes and pyrotechnics and the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his role as The Lord of Nightmares beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm and locked him away… until now. And if he’s going to reclaim his dark throne, he’s going to need all the help he can get!
Rating: Teen + Covers: David Mack Writer: Joe Harris Art: Eman Casallos Genre: Horror Publication Date: Sep 2014 Format: Comic Book Page Count: 32 pages UPC: 725130220462 01011 ON SALE DATE: September 3