Sep 302013

CooperOn September 26, Chad Tyson of the 98.7 The Gater radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper..

Cooper has just completed work on a covers album featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by The DoorsJimi HendrixJohn Lennon and The Who, members of the so-called “Hollywood vampires” of the early and mid-’70s. A spring 2014 release is expected.

“We’re still adding on certain people; we have a list of people that we want to get and a lot of times it’s scheduled,” Alice said. “In a situation like this, you have certain friends you want to put on the record and their availability is really what it is… y’know, finding where they are, what they want to play and when they want to play.”

Pushed for names of the special guests, Alice replied, “I’m just saying…probably the ‘usual suspects.’ Put it that way.”

“We’re really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it’s pretty much what we wanted to do,” Cooper told earlier in the year. “We specified a certain time period and said, ‘Let’s stay within that. Let’s not move it around too much.’ We don’t want to be doing cover songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more ’73, ’74, ’75.”

Listen to the interview here

Back in March, Cooper said about the upcoming CD: “We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club. And it was Keith MoonJohn LennonHarry NilssonMicky Dolenz — a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so we do four songs in the show in tribute to them. We do ‘Break On Through’‘Revolution’‘My Generation’ and Jimi Hendrix‘s ‘Foxey Lady’. I just kind of said, ‘We’ve never done a covers album, let’s think about that.'”

Asked what some of the wish-list songs are, Cooper said: “I would keep it right to about ’73, ’74. I don’t want to just go anywhere. I want to keep it right in that sort of drunk era, so it’s specific. I would say ‘Break On Through’, that’s a really good rock track there. The other ones, think of it — Harry Nilsson, there’s a lot of good stuff there that could be rocked out. I think of songs as being clay. Take a song like ‘Jump Into the Fire’ and take that to a harder level, and that’ll work.”

Upcoming Shows:
October 05, 2013 @ Jubilee, St Petersburg, Russia
October 07, 2013 @ Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia
October 09, 2013 @ Nokia Concert Hall / Kontserdimaja, Tallinn, Estonia
October 13, 2013 @ Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
October 15, 2013 @ Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
October 17, 2013 @ Lynn Memorial Auditorium, Lynn, MA
October 18, 2013 @ Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 19, 2013 @ Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
October 21, 2013 @ Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY
October 22, 2013 @ The National, Richmond, VA
October 23, 2013 @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV
October 25, 2013 @ Tinker Field, Orlando, FL
October 26, 2013 @ Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
October 27, 2013 @ Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, FL
October 29, 2013 @ Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
October 31, 2013 @ Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Montgomery, AL
November 01, 2013 @ Beau Rivage Resort, Biloxi, MS
November 02, 2013 @ Paragon Casino, Marksville, LA
November 03, 2013 @ Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
November 06, 2013 @ Civic Auditorium, ID
November 09, 2013 @ Energy Centre, Cold Lake, AB
November 11, 2013 @ Casman Centre, AB
November 13, 2013 @ Western Financial Place, BC
November 14, 2013 @ Abbotsford Ent. & Sports Centre, Abbotsford, BC
November 15, 2013 @ Emerald Queen Casino, Fife, WA
November 17, 2013 @ Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC
November 18, 2013 @ Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC

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