Alice Cooper has told Rolling Stone that he will use the downtime from having his North American tour postponed to work on new music.
“While our management is working to reschedule the postponed shows, I’m going to finish work on my next album, which is nearly done,” he said. “At least now I won’t be squeezing in vocal recording sessions on days off, between shows. I don’t like a lot of time off, as anyone who sees my schedule already knows, but a little extra time at home can be re-energizing.”
Cooper‘s latest release — the six-track “Breadcrumbs” EP, described as a tribute to the garage-rock heroes of his hometown of Detroit — was released in September via earMUSIC.
Last November, Cooper was asked by Consequence Of Sound if “Breadcrumbs” should be taken as a preview of what’s to come. He responded: “That was the whole idea — ‘Breadcrumbs’ was sort of, like, leading you into the next album. It’s all original stuff. The new album is all original stuff. The original [Alice Cooper] Band is going to be playing on it — the O.G.’s, we call them. The original guys. There’s two or three songs that we wrote with the original guys, and they’re pure Detroit… We’re probably more Detroit than we are L.A. or Phoenix or anyplace else. We go to a lot of places that we wouldn’t normally go, because we’re working with writers that we normally don’t work with, and I kind of like that.”
He continued: “I like breaking out of the mode where an Alice Cooper album sounds like an Alice Cooper album. This will sound like an Alice Cooper album, but it will definitely have a lot of different flavors in it that we don’t normally go to.”
“Breadcrumbs” Ep features six brand new recordings and is available on digital and as limited and numbered 10-inch vinyl — with only 20,000 copies worldwide — sold at very special price.
Joining Cooper on the recordings are MC5‘s Wayne Kramer, jazz singer Paul Randolph, former Grand Funk Railroad member Mark Farner, ex-Detroit Wheels drummer Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and Mick Collins.
The EP includes covers of Bob Seger‘s 1966 single ‘East Side Story‘, MC5‘s ‘Sister Anne‘, Suzi Quatro‘s ‘Your Mamma Won’t Like Me‘ and Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels‘ ‘Devil With A Blue Dress‘.