Alice Cooper Surprises His Own Band With Appearance At Stockholm Pre Show Party

Alice Cooper made a last minute decision to drop by his touring band’s Nov 15 Pre Show Party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm Sweden ahead of his performance with Motley Crue on Nov 16.  The event was organized by guitarist Ryan Roxie to launch his own model of Marshall Eyewear sunglasses, who had a display area of their full line in the restaurant.  Check out footage of Alice’s surprise performance below!  The house was packed and everyone was as surprised as his own band when he walked in the side door.


Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman to headline Stone Free Festival


There’s a new festival on the horizon with a heavy rock and proggy flavour with the announcement that Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman will headline the first ever Stone Free Festival at the O2 in London (18 & 19 June, 2016).

Shock rocker Cooper is renowned for his extravagant live shows and tops the bill on the Saturday. ‘Coming to the UK is always like coming home for us, fans in the UK are high energy, always there,’ says Cooper. ‘Headlining the very first Stone Free Festival at London’s The O2 in June next year is an example of why we feel so welcome. It will be my only performance in the UK next year, so that makes it even more special. And as always with my show you can expect the unexpected!’

‘After the success of the Journey To The Centre Of The Earth shows last year, I’m over the moon to have the opportunity to perform [The Myths & Legends Of] King Arthur [and The Knights Of The Round Table] for the first time since 1975 with an orchestra and choir. It’s going to be wonderful!’ adds Wakeman who headlines Sunday.

Joining them on the bill will be Marillion, Blackberry Smoke and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett with more to be announced. The huge space available at the O2 will be fully utilised with multiple stages, a vinyl fair, artist Q&As, film screenings, craft beers and street food.

Stone Free Festival runs Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jun, The O2, London. Tickets on sale from Fri 20 Nov.

Stone Free Festival

Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to announce STONE FREE FESTIVAL, a major new festival for the UK bringing a wealth of artists and events together under one roof in June next year. Taking place at the world’s number one music and entertainment venue, The O2 in London, STONE FREE FESTIVAL will feature two 12-hour days…

Alice Cooper Receives Classic Album for Welcome to My Nightmare

Congrats to Alice Cooper for receiving the Classic Album award for Welcome To My Nightmare last night at the Classic Rock Awards, presented by Classic Rock Magazine! Check out the Liveblog from Classic Rock’s website, and check out these images below!



11/11/2015 – Alice Cooper talks with Queen’s Brian May on the red carpet at Classic Rock Magazine’s Classic Rock Awards. Photo by Kyler Clark – @CerealKyler


11/11/2015 – Alice Cooper accepting the Classic Album Awards for Welcome To My Nightmare at Classic Rock Magazine’s Classic Rock Awards. Photo by Kyler Clark – @CerealKyler

REVIEW - Alice Cooper rocks Plymouth

SOURCE – Western Morning News

By WMNHFinch | Posted: October 30, 2015

Alice Cooper has said that when he set out on his career at the end of the 1960s it was against a backdrop of peace and love. What the industry needed was a villain and he was it.

The shock rocker has gone on to have more than 40 decades at the top. He is an icon of rock and part of that appeal is a twinkle in his eye. His brand of blood and gore is designed to shock and make you smile at the same time.

That’s why Plymouth Pavilions was packed out on a rainy Thursday night for his Halloween Show.

Who can pass up the chance to see a living legend when he turns up on your doorstep?

There were plenty of hits, including Poison, Feed My Frankenstein and School’s Out. But even if you don’t know every tune, then you know Alice Cooper and what he stands for. Here is a performer who pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that draws on horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock.

From the moment Alice, now 67, appears on the stage, wrapped vampire-like in a cloak, he has the audience in the palm of his hand. The show thrashes to a spectacular crescendo featuring a giant monster and then an execution in which our anti-hero loses his head, This is high camp gore with all the fun of a ghost-train fairground ride.

But it’s not just the tricks that are the treat. There is exceptional musicianship at work here. This genre of rock music is entrenched in our psyche. The top hat costumes, huge guitar licks and rousing choruses are so recognisable that it was no surprise when Cooper took a cameo in rock spoof Wayne’s World. The world feels affectionate towards Alice Cooper, he is our pantomime villain. And he chooses an ever-changing band of musicians who really are worthy of sharing the stage.

In macabre tradition, Alice paid musical tribute to his dead friends Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Moon during the show. He performed versions their hits while their tombstones took centre stage. It was brilliantly done and served as a reminder, if any were needed, that Alice Cooper has known anyone and everyone over the decades. He really is a true legend of rock.

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VOTE - Black Sabbath, ‘Black Sabbath’ vs. Alice Cooper, ‘Welcome to My Nightmare': Rock’s Scariest Song Battle


After slashing their way through the competition, Alice Cooper‘s “Welcome to My Nightmare” and AC/DC‘s “Night Prowler” face off in a winner-take-all battle for top honors in our our Rock’s Scariest Song battle.

In honor of Halloween, we’ve chosen 16 of rock’s scariest songs. The field has been sliced, diced and chopped in half every week based on your votes, until only the most terrifying song in rock history remains alive — and now we’re down to the final two.

Both of these classic tracks have slain some worthy foes during the tournament, and it hasn’t always been close: “Night Prowler” took nearly 70 percent of the vote against Metallica‘s “One” and fared even better against Warren Zevon‘s “Werewolves of London,” while “Welcome to My Nightmare” made mincemeat of Judas Priest‘s “The Ripper” after polishing off Black Sabbath‘s “Black Sabbath.”

So which of these creepy cuts will emerge victorious? We’ve included both songs below so you can make an informed choice, and you can vote once per hour in each of this round’s Rock’s Scariest Song battles until polls close on Oct. 31 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for Rock’s Scariest Song of all time will be revealed on Nov. 1, 2015.

VOTE HERE: Alice Cooper, ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ vs. AC/DC, ‘Night Prowler’: Rock’s Scariest Song Battle

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