Mar 092015
 

CooperAccording to RollingStone.com, The Beatles legend Paul McCartney, actor Johnny Depp and Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry make appearances on the forthcoming album from legendary rocker Alice Cooper featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by The Doors Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and The Who — members of the so-called “Hollywood Vampires” of the early and mid-’70s. Perry has contributed to several tracks on the CD, while McCartney will be heard on a new version of ‘Come And Get It’, the song he wrote and produced for Badfinger.

‘He knew all the chords, the lyrics, everything,’ Perry said. ‘He didn’t have any cheat sheets. It was like he’d been playing it his whole life. Me and Alice and Johnny were standing there and looking at each other, and I tell you — if there’s any ego-lever in a room, it’s Paul. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done. If Paul’s in the room, he’s there. It was hard to focus on playing.’ Continue reading »

May 212014
 

CooperMichael Christopher of Vanyaland recently conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Vanyaland: Let’s talk about the film. There have been so many run-of-the-mill documentaries over the years on musicians. What convinced you that “Super Duper Alice Cooper” would be different?

Alice Cooper: [Banger Films] came to us and we saw that they did with “Flight 666” for Iron Maiden and they said, “We don’t want to do a talking-heads documentary where Elton John talks and then this guy talks; we want to make it linear, we want to make it the story of Alice but graphically, the whole way through. If you’re going to do a documentary on Alice Cooper, it’s got to be as theatrical as the character.” I totally agreed with that and I loved the idea of them cooking up the Jekyll-and-Hyde connection with Alice Cooper and myself, and the fact that I talk about Alice Cooper in the third person — he’s a character I play. And it was absolutely the right story; Continue reading »

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.” Continue reading »

Jul 172013
 

CooperLegendary rocker Alice Cooper says that he’s “three-quarters of the way through” his upcoming cover album. Speaking with Billboard, the shock rocker noted that the album will focus on “the time period of the Hollywood vampires”:

“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.”

He also teased a partial set list, noting four tracks the band has been playing on their current tour: “Break on Through” (the Doors), “Revolution” (theBeatles), “Foxy Lady” (the Jimi Hendrix Experience) and “My Generation” (the Who).

Cooper expects to hit the studio in September and release the album by spring 2014.

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Jul 062013
 

CooperLegendary rocker Alice Cooper was recently interviewed on the CBC radio show “The Bridge”. You can now listen to the chat at CBC.ca.

Cooper has told The Oakland Press that he is working on a covers album featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by The Doors,Jimi HendrixJohn Lennon and The Who, members of the so-called “Hollywood vampires” of the early and mid-’70s. A 2014 release is expected.

Back in March, Cooper told RollingStone.com about the upcoming CD: “We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club,” Cooper explained. “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.’ So [producer BobEzrin and I are kind of bouncing it around right now.” Continue reading »