Schools Out vs Journey Stone in Love in Greatest Summer Song Battle

Alice Cooper‘s “School’s Out” takes on Journey‘s “Stone in Love” in the second round of our Greatest Summer Song battle. Who gets your vote?

Ultimate Classic Rock began this competition with 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs. The field is already down to 16, and will be cut in half again and again each of the next four weeks by your votes, until we arrive at the greatest summer song of all time.

Cooper’s celebratory ode to the greatest day of each and every school year advanced to this round by laying a severe playground beating on Y&T’s “Summertime Girls” in its first battle. Similarly, Journey’s “Stone in Love (Those Summer Nights)” arrived in the “Sweet 16″ by easily defeating Janis Joplin‘s “Summertime.”

You can vote once per hour in each of the eight second-round battles until voting closes on Aug. 3 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for the Greatest Summer Song of all time will be revealed on Aug. 25, 2015

VOTE HERE AT ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK: Alice Cooper, ‘School’s Out’ vs. Journey, ‘Stone in Love’: Greatest Summer Song Battle

LOUDWIRE.COM – AC/DC vs Alice Cooper Best Live Band Round 2


When it comes to putting on great live shows, there are very few acts that rival the concert legacy amassed by the two bands in this Devil Horn Region second round matchup.

Aussie rock legends AC/DC are known for rocking crowds with their blistering guitar licks, Brian Johnson’s instantly recognizable voice and a killer set list with songs that fans know and sing along to by heart. And when it comes to playing to a crowd, there are few better than Johnson and guitarist Angus Young. After besting Motorhead in Round 1, AC/DC advance to face their next opponent.

And let’s just say that Alice Cooper will be no pushover. The original shock rocker has been known for his awesome theatrical performances that have included such stage props as a guillotine, electric chairs and lots of fake blood. But behind the visual aspect, there’s a career catalog of songs that has resulted in Cooper’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. And after a first round victory over Rob Zombie, Cooper advances to face AC/DC.

So who will it be? Will you vote for the thunderstruck rockers from down under AC/DC or the super duper Alice Cooper. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, July 21 at 10AM ET.

AC/DC vs. Alice Cooper

Vote Here: AC/DC vs. Alice Cooper – Best Live Band, Round 2 |

LOUDWIRE.COM – Rob Zombie vs. Alice Cooper – Best Live Band, Round 1


Rob Zombie vs. Alice Cooper

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Shock rockers of the world unite! Here’s a battle specifically for you, as Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper pair up in this Devil Horn region first round matchup in the battle to find the greatest live act in hard rock and metal.

As fans who have seen Rob Zombie know, he puts on a treat for the eyes as well as the ears. From the stage props to the backdrops to the look of each member onstage, there is something for everyone to take in. But while the visual side is cool, Zombie also has a killer live band with the guitar great John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish rounding out his live show.

Alice Cooper, meanwhile, was doing theatrical stage shows back when Zombie was just a young lad. Known for incorporating guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and sword duels into his performances, Cooper has long been a must-see live performer. But aside from the theatrics, Cooper has smartly kept himself surrounded by stellar players.

So will you vote for Rob Zombie or does Alice Cooper earn your nod for the better live act? Let us know by voting in the poll below. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, July 14 at 10AM ET.

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Just announced!  Alice Cooper performing the following solo shows in the UK:

10/29/15 Plymouth Pavilions in Plymouth, UK

10/30/15 Swindon Oasis in Swindon, UK

*Pre-sale tickets go onsale Wednesday, 6/24 @ 10am local time – 6/25 @ 10pm localtome 

Public onsale: 6/26

Presale ticket link for both shows:

Password: “SICKTHINGS”

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No plans for a Halloween show in the UK have been confirmed.


Photo by Kyler Clark | @cerealkyler


20% Off Alice Cooper merch For Fathers Day

fathersdayIn honor of Dads everywhere, Alice Cooper has authorized a discount in the official web stores! Use the code DAD20 for 20% any webstore order from now until Sunday – June 21st!

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