Alice Cooper – “Paranormal”

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Jan 092018

Alice Cooper, the grand-daddy of Shock Rock is out with his 27th studio album “Paranormal”, released on July 28, 2017. Alice has been around for almost Five decades now and at 69, the man still has an enigmatic voice and pelting out rollicking numbers. This album sees a lot of featuring artists with the likes of 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. The album has been produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple fame).

The Album features two tracks performed by the original Alice Cooper band (Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce, sans Glen Buxton) and collaborations with the Swedish songwriter and session guitarist Tommy Denander, Tommy Henriksen, Steve Hunter and more. Cooper fondly remembers his Original band from High school “When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood”. “There were no lawsuits-we had just burned out the creative process. We had 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.” Continue reading »

Dec 132017

The official video for the song ‘The Sound Of A’ from legendary rocker Alice Cooper can be seen below. The track has a special meaning; it is, in fact, the first song that Cooper wrote entirely on his own back in 1967. The song was forgotten until Dennis Dunaway, the bass player of the original Alice Cooper band, rediscovered it and played it to Alice, after which the two of them updated the song and then recorded it for the “Paranormal” album. With its psychedelic sound, swirling guitars and the mysterious Hammond organ, it is one of the most hypnotic songs on “Paranormal”.

‘The Sound Of A’ is going to be released on February 23, 2018, only a few days after Cooper‘s birthday. In addition to the title track, the single (available as limited-edition CD single, 10-inch white vinyl) includes four previously unreleased live songs recorded in Columbus, Ohio on May 6. Continue reading »

Oct 102017

Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour plans. The legendary rocker will hit the road for a North American trek, dubbed “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper”. The tour kicks off on March 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29 in Indianapolis.

Cooper released “Paranormal”, his first album in six years and twenty-seventh overall, via earMUSIC in August. The disc features special guests like U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on nine of the twelve new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ TopDeep Purple‘s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members. Continue reading »

Aug 032017

A track-by-track interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper about his new album, “Paranormal”, can be seen in the YouTube playlist below.

Released on July 28 via earMUSIC, the disc 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 GibbonsU2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple.

“Paranormal” was produced by longtime 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 receive a bonus of six live tracks recorded at one of Cooper‘s 2016 shows in Columbus, Ohio.
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Jul 192017

Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper released a lyric video for the new song ‘Paranormal.’ The song is the title track to the upcoming new album, his first in 6 years. The album, which drops on July 28th via earMUSIC worldwide as a 2CD Digipak, 2LP+Bonus CD (live versions) and Limited Box Set (2CD Digipak+T-Shirt in size XL).

“Paranormal” also sees the highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members on a very special bonus CD. It consists of two brand new studio songs written and recorded together with Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce.

A statement from earMUSIC reads: “The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD — a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings. “Paranormal” also features special guest appearances by U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr.ZZ TOP‘s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple‘s Roger Glover.” Continue reading »