ALICE COOPER INTERVIEW WITH REVOLVER MAGAZINE

PHOTO BY ROB FENN

SOURCE – REVOLVER

Alice Cooper is in Pittsburgh today for the latest stop on his tour with English rock legends Deep Purple and white-haired bluesman Edgar Winter. In addition to sawing off stone-cold classics like “I’m Eighteen,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “School’s Out,” the original king of 1970s shock rock will play a cut or two from his 27th (!) and latest album Paranormal, which features guest shots from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Deep Purple’s Roger Glover and the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band. But the most unexpected guest of all has to be U2’s Larry Mullen, who plays drums on nine of the record’s 12 tracks. “Larry really changed the sound of the album,” Coop tells Revolver. “When you get a drummer that comes in and says, ‘Let me see the lyrics,’ that’s pretty different. And he doesn’t play the way a normal 4/4 drummer would play — he changes things up — which inspires you to change the way that you write a little bit.”

At 69, Coop seems to have more energy than most 19-year-olds, putting in hour-plus performances every night while playing a round of golf every morning before the show. “I shot one over [par] today,” he enthuses. “I’ve been in that groove lately: The shows have been excellent and golf has been excellent. I know the show is always gonna be excellent, but golf can go up or down.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON REVOLVER HERE

ALICE COOPER'S WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD

This special edition DVD feature from Alice Cooper includes the 1976 concert film “Welcome To My Nightmare” and, appearing on DVD for the first time, the 1975 TV special “Alice Cooper: The Nightmare”.

“Alice Cooper: The Nightmare” is the rarely seen 1975 TV special that aired on ABC, in conjunction with the release of the legendary “Welcome To My Nightmare” album. The TV special stars Alice Cooper as Steven and Vincent Price as The Spirit of the Nightmare, and showcases every song from the “Welcome To My Nightmare” album, including Only Women Bleed, Department of Youth, Cold Ethyl and the title track.

“Welcome To My Nightmare” features hits and classic songs, including I’m Eighteen, School s Out, Only Women Bleed, No More Mr. Nice Guy and, of course, Welcome To My Nightmare. The nightmare vividly comes to life on the rock stage, bringing forth a plethora of skeletons, giant spiders, a cyclops, the “magic” movie screen and the voice of horrormeister Vincent Price, all designed to thrill you and keep you uneasy in your sleep.

TRACKLISTING DVD

Welcome To My Nightmare:
1) The Awakening
2) Welcome To My Nightmare
3) Years Ago
4) No More Mr. Nice Guy
5) I’m Eighteen
6) Some Folks
7) Cold Ethyl
8) Only Women Bleed
9) Billion Dollar Babies
10) Devil s Food
11) The Black Widow
12) Steven
13) Escape
14) School’s Out
15) Department Of Youth

The Nightmare:
1) Welcome To My Nightmare
2) Devil’s Food
3) Some Folks
4) Only Women Bleed
5) Cold Ethyl
6) The Black Widow
7) Years Ago
8) Department Of Youth
9) Years Ago (Reprise)
10) Steven
11) The Awakening
12) Ballad Of Dwight Fry
13) Escape
14) The Awakening (Reprise)

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AMAZON US – http://amzn.to/2j60RCj

AMAZON UK  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073LT179B/realalicecoop-20

LISTEN TO ALICE COOPER ON ‘ROLLING STONE MUSIC NOW’ PODCAST

Alice Cooper during his performance at Rock Fest Barcelona 2017 Festival in Santa Coloma, Spain on July 1st, 2017. Miquel Llop/NurPhoto/Getty Images

The latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below.

In a deep, hilarious, career-spanning conversation with host Brian Hiatt, Alice Cooper talks about breaking up his original band, touring with Johnny Depp, his friendship with Glen Campbell, and much more – plus, he reviews Taylor Swift’s new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify and tune in Fridays at 1 p.m. ET to hear the show live on Sirius XM’s Volume Channel.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

ALICE COOPER TOPS THE ALBUM SALES CHARTS WORLDWIDE

SORCE: Rock N Roll World Magazine

ALICE COOPER TOPS THE ALBUM SALES CHARTS WORLDWIDE WITH HIS NEW ALBUM PARANORMAL

JUST BEFORE PERFORMING IN FRONT OF 80,000 EXCITED FANS AT WACKEN OPEN AIR, COOPER DONATES 10.000 USD TO THE “WACKEN FOUNDATION” TO FIND “THE NEW ALICE”

Alice Cooper and earMUSIC are celebrating the worldwide chart success of Paranormal.

The album was produced by long-time Cooper producer Bob Ezrin for earMUSIC, the rock label part of the Edel AG group, which markets and distributes the album worldwide through its international network.

Paranormal features guests as Larry Mullen of U2, who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

Media and fans worldwide have praised the album as a return to Cooper’s early years rock and roll sound.

Some of the chart positions achieved by the album so far are among the highest for Alice Cooper in the last 30 years:

*Germany: #4 (Highest charts entry in 45 years since the classic School’s Out)

*Australia: #4 (Highest chart entry in 39 years).

*Belgium: #5

*USA: #6 (Current album charts (#32 Billboard 200, #1 Hard Music Albums, #3 Current Physical)

*UK: #6 (Highest chart entry in 23 years; #1 Rock Charts #1 independent Charts)

*Sweden: #6 (Highest charts entry in 28 years since the smash hit album “Trash” in 1989).

*Finland: #9 (Best charts entry ever; #1 physical album sales.)

On release date, Paranormal climbed the iTunes rock charts at #1 in 12 countries and the Top 5 in 20 countries.

Alice Cooper’s manager Shep Gordon commented, “Working with the earMUSIC team made me remember the days when record companies really contributed to the work and success of an artist.”++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Just one day after Alice Cooper’s triumphal return at the top of the charts, the legendary rock icon took over the main stage at Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival of its kind, where he was greeted by over 80,000 excited fans.

This year’s edition of Wacken was dedicated to the memory of Motorhead’s Lemmy, who has been a long-time friend of Cooper.

Cooper closed his show with a joyful version of Motorhead’s classic “Ace of Spades.”

When asked to share his memories of Lemmy, during the festival promoter’s press conference, Cooper surprised everybody by offering a donation of $10,000 USD to the Wacken Foundation with one condition: the amount would be spent to give a new talented band the chance to record in a professional studio for the first time — to be one day “the new Alice” or “the new Lemmy.”

Wacken’s founder Thomas Jensen then “relaunched” by promising that he would offer the band the opportunity to play in front of the Wacke’s audience.

ALICE COOPER'S PARANORMAL IS EVERYWHERE

ALICE’S NEW ALBUM PARANORMAL IS EVERYWHERE THESE DAYS!  CHECK OUT THESE QUOTES FROM ALBUM REVIEWS COMING IN FROM AROUND THE WORLD:
“While it benefits from a wide-screen production from the studio legend Bob Ezrin, the music is otherwise exactly like Alice’s legendary early work!”– 4 out of 5, Kerrang Magazine, UK

“An ace slice of modern metal theatre.”– 4 out of 5 – MOJO Magazine, UK

“Exciting, sarcastic, playful, hypnotic and theatrical. Paranormal has it all!”– 8 out of 10 – Aardschok, NL  

“Coop can still do it! Very contagious, melodic rock music from a musical giant!”– 7,5 out of 10 – Rock Tribune, BE

“Alice Cooper is America’s Most Beloved Villain” –  AXS, USA

“‘Paranoiac Personality’, a straightforward rocker about conspiracy theorists that, in this age of Infowars and Louise Mensch, resonates that much more.” – Consequence of Sound, USA

“‘Paranormal’ shows that even though Cooper might be nearly fifty years into his career, he is still creating brilliant albums that hold his name right up there with the best in the business.’ – 4 out of 5 – Heavy Mag, Australia

“Alice Cooper is 69 years old, still laughing under his make-up and does not intend to retire at all!” – 7,5 out of 10 + album of the month – Classic Rock, Italy

“A collection of stories of discord between the “normal” and “paranormal” that spells out another masterpiece!” – Japanese Metal God “Masa Ito’s” TV show

“There are brilliant songs on the Paranormal album. At a time when so many bands are retiring, it’s great to see that Alice Cooper is at the peak of his powers”. – Roadie Crew Magazine, Brasil

“Album of the month” – Custom Machines Magazine (Aug issue), Spain

 

PARANORMAL HQ

GET THE LATEST INFO ON ALICE COOPER’S LATEST STUDIO ALBUM “PARANORMAL” BELOW!  YOU’LL VIDEOS, SONG PREVIEWS, LINKS ON WHERE TO BUY AND MORE!

 


ALICE COOPER’S PARANORMAL IS OUT NOW!


FULL “PARANORMAL” ALBUM PREVIEW VIDEO


NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “PARANORMAL”


NEW TRACK BY TRACK VIDEO FOR “PARANORMAL”


 NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “PARANOIAC PERSONALITY”


Alice Cooper – Paranormal (Single)


TRACK LISTING

1. Paranormal

Alice Cooper – Paranoiac Personality (Single)

TRACK LISTING

1. Paranoiac Personality
2. I’m Eighteen (Live in Dallas)

Alice Cooper – Paranormal (album)

TRACK LISTING
1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
3. Fireball
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
9. Rats
10. The Sound Of A

Studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl
12. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School’s Out


ALICE COOPER’S NEW SINGLE “PARANOIAC PERSONALITY” PREMIERED ON NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER JUNE 8TH AND IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

THE FULL ALBUM “PARANORMAL” IS OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW AND WILL BE RELEASED JULY 28TH!

ABOUT ALICE COOPER’S PARANORMAL:
By Brad Tolinski

“PARANORMAL is like 12 great episodes of The Twilight Zone,” laughs Alice Cooper, “each song tells its own twisted little tale.”

Yes, the inimitable King of Shock Rock is back with his first album of original material in six years. It’s a weird and wonderful collection of guitar-driven delights, but what else would you expect from the composer of beautifully warped classics like “Under My Wheels,” “I’m Eighteen” and “Billion Dollar Babies”?

Produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple), and featuring guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members, Paranormalis full of surprises and riveting turns.”My definition of paranormal is something that is ‘other than normal’ or ‘alongside of normal’,” says Cooper. “You could say my whole career has been that. I would look at what was normal and step left of it. That’s what gets people’s attention. They’d listen to our music and see our show and say, ‘That’s so strange…oh yeah, that’s so Alice.”In keeping with his passion for the unexpected, the singer decided to steer clear of writing another concept album like 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, and focused on creating an explosive collection of unforgettable standalone songs.”Bob Ezrin and I wanted to break the mold,” says Alice. “I said, let’s get 20 different ideas from 20 different places, put our spin on them, and go with whatever turns out the best.”

Out of the 20 tunes, they picked a dozen to immortalize, each played for thrills, chills and even a few laughs. “Dynamite Road” tells the story of a band that has a deadly encounter with the devil. In “Fireball,” the singer has a bad dream about the end of the world, only to wake up in time to see it happening in real life. “Genuine American Girl” is about a tough guy who is transgender and not afraid to let the world know about it, and the title track is the tender story about a girl and her best ghoul friend.

“Alice doesn’t have a problem being scary,” Cooper says about his rock and roll alter ego. “He likes to be a villain, but he also has a slapstick side. He’ll threaten to slit your throat, and then slip on a banana peel.”

Banana peels aside, perhaps the biggest surprise on Paranormal is the historic two-song mini-reunion with his former bandmates, guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith.

“When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood,” explains Cooper.  “There were no lawsuits-we had just burned out the creative process. We had gone to high school together and had recorded something like five Platinum albums in a row. We were never out of sight of each other for 10 years. Everybody just went their own way. Neal, Dennis and I always stayed in touch. Mike disappeared for a while and Glen Buxton passed away in 1997, which was a big blow.”

“But last year Neal called me up and said, ‘I have a couple of songs.’ I said great, bring ’em over. Then he said Mike was stopping by, so I had them come to my house and we just worked on a few things for a week. Then Dennis called up and said, I got a couple songs. So, I thought, hey let’s do this! When you listen to record, it just fits right in.”

One could argue that the two songs, “Genuine American Girl” and the Who-inspired “You and All Your Friends,” do more than fit in. They stand out, as in their iconic sound being instantly recognizable.

Like any great entertainer, Alice Cooper is compelled to over deliver. In addition to the 12 new tracks on Paranormal, the singer has included a bonus disc of his current band playing killer live versions of some of The Coop’s greatest hits, such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “School’s Out.” Think of it as a taste of what to expect at an Alice Cooper concert circa 2017, including a summer co-headline North American tour with the equally legendary Deep Purple.

“This album is like the sideshow at a circus,” Cooper concludes. “It’s a little creepy. There’s a three-headed monkey and the snake woman, but you’re intrigued. That’s where Alice lives, and it’s been the place to go for 50years.”


On his radio show “Nights With Alice Cooper” Alice debuted the first single, “Paranoiac Personality” off the forthcoming album Paranormal.  As previously announced, Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the Alice Cooper band and also has guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple. The album is out July 28th on earMUSIC and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes today. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country.

The guitar-driven “Paranoiac Personality” is a perfect entry point to Alice’s searing rock record. An album that explores the fringes of society, the end of the world, encounters with the devil and more. Paranormal was produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple). In addition to the new studio album and the two new recordings from the original Alice Cooper band, fans will receive a bonus of 6 live tracks recorded at one of Cooper’s 2016 shows in Columbus, OH.
Alice Cooper’s North American tour also kicked off this week. He’ll join up with Deep Purple beginning in August. Highlights include The Greek in Los Angeles on August 13th and Jones Beach on August 26th. Alice Cooper is on a world tour throughout 2017. Full North American tour dates below.
For more information visit www.alicecooper.com
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