Alice Cooper



On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. New Interviews with rock legend Alice Cooper, music executive Tom Zutaut, LA GUNS' Tracii Guns and Paul McCartney's Brian Ray. Alan Niven co-hosts. 
In our first interview, legendary musician Alice Cooper discusses his upcoming tour with Halestorm, fostering new bands, the Hollywood Vampires, his three upcoming albums including a new Bob Ezrin produced 'Alice Cooper' one, Johnny Depp, what is an Alice Cooper album & touches upon Brutal Planet & Dragontown, touring 'bare bones', the physicality of touring at his age, did Detroit's car industry give birth to the revered Detroit Rock scene, writing new songs with Mark Farner, more reunion shows and more. 
Our second interview is with music executive Tom Zutaut. We discuss Mötley Crüe at length including signing the band, John Corabi, Vince's car crash and the aftermath, Doc McGhee, who ran off with the band's money, copying of KISS on their Shout At The Devil artwork, the Sunset Strip scene, Nikki Sixx, producer Tom Werman, is The Dirt realistic, and more.
We continue the episode with Tracii Guns. He talks about L.A. Guns new album The Devil You Know, Nikki Sixx & Bobby Dall and using backing tracks (approx. 1hr 42 minutes), why bother making new music, his guitar playing moving forward, using KISS' Creatures Of The Night producer Michael James Jackson on their Hollywood Vampires album, Eddie Kramer & Rick Rubin getting fired as producers, working with producer Tom Werman, the magic of early albums including Van Halen, fabulous singer Phil Lewis and recruiting him from Girl/Tormé, and much more. 
We end the episode talking with Paul McCartney guitarist Brian Ray. We discuss his new music (featuring Smokey Robinson), his career and working with 'the best of the best' including Etta James, Steve Van Zandt, what has he learned from Paul McCartney and more. Please visit 



ALICE COOPER - "Ballad Of Dwight Fry" (Live)


Alice Cooper has unveiled the chilling live version of his classic "Ballad of Dwight Fry."

Taken from his upcoming live release, A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris, the fan favorite captures the grandeur of one of the biggest rock legends � and a rock 'n'&nbbsp; roll show at its peak.

 Listen here and here.
A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris
 is a 90-minute journey through Alice Cooper's timeless creations: classics like "Poison," "School's Out," and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" are alternated with hand-picked gems for the joy of true Cooper connoisseurs like "Pain," "Woman of Mass Destruction," and "Paranoiac Personality," the first single from the album Paranormal.

The live album will be released on August 31 via earMUSIC as 2CD digipak, 2LP Gatefold (white and red LP), and digitally. Pre-orders are live here.



ALICE COOPER Details His 'Paranormal' Release

Friday, July 28, 2017

Last Thursday evening on his radio program, "Nights With Alice Cooper," ALICE COOPER debuted the first single, "Paranoiac Personality" off the forthcoming album Paranormal.  As previously announced, Paranormal 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 Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of Deep Purple. The album is out July 28 on earMUSIC and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes today. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country.
The guitar-driven "Paranoiac Personality" is a perfect entry point to Alice's searing rock record. An album that explores the fringes of society, the end of the world, encounters with the devil and more. Paranormal was produced by long-time 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 will receive a bonus of six live tracks recorded at one of Cooper's 2016 shows in Columbus, OH. 
Alice Cooper's North American tour also kicked off this week. He'll join up with Deep Purple beginning in August. Highlights include The Greek in Los Angeles on August 13 and Jones Beach on August 26. Alice Cooper is on a world tour throughout 2017. Full North American tour dates below.

1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
3. Fireball
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
9. Rats
10. The Sound of A
New studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl 
12. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School's Out

Jun 09 ­­- Vetter Stone Amphitheater ­­- Mankato, MN
Jun 12 ­­- Paramount Theatre ­­- Denver, CO
Jun 13 ­­- Kingsbury Hall ­­- SalSalt Lake City, UT
Jun 16 ­­- Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater -­- Lincoln, CA
Jun 17 ­­- Cuthbert Amphitheatre ­­ - Eugene, OR
Jun 18 ­­- Pepsi Summer Outdoor Concert Series -­­- Airway Heights, WA
Jun 20 ­­- Rabobank Theater ­­- Bakersfield, CA
Jun 21 ­­- Pechanga Theater ­­- Temecula, CA
Jun 22 ­­- AVA Amphitheater ­­- Tucson, AZ
Jun 24 ­­- KLAQ Streetfest ­­- El Paso, TX

Aug 12 ­­- Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan -­­- Las Vegas, NV
Aug 13 ­­- The Greek ­­- Los Angengeles, CA 
Aug 15 ­­- AK Chin Pavilion ­­- Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16 ­­- Isletta Amphitheatre ­­- Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 ­­- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ­- Houston, TX
Aug 19 ­­- Gexa Energy Pavilion ­- Dallas, TX
Aug 21 ­­- Chastain Park Amphitheatre ­­- Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 ­­- Jiffy Lube Live ­­- Br Bristow, VA
Aug 24 ­­- BB&T Pavilion ­­- Camden, NJ
Aug 26 ­­- Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre ­­- Wantagh, NY
Aug 27 ­­- Xfinity Center ­­- BosBoston, MA
Aug 28  P.N.C. Bank Arts Center ­­- Holmdel,, NJ
Aug 30 ­­- Klipsch Amphitheater ­­ - Indianapolis, IN
Sept 01 ­­- KeyBank Pavilion ­­- Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 02 ­­- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ­-­ Toronto, ON
Sept 03 ­­- DTE Energy Music Theatre ­­-- Detroit, MI
Sept 06 ­­- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ­-­- Chicago, IL
Sept 08 ­­- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ­-­- St. Louis, MO
Sept 09 ­­- Blossom Music Center ­­ - Cleveland, OH
Sept 10 ­­- Riverbend Music Center ­­- Cincinnati, OH



ALICE COOPER Gets 'Paranormal' on July 28

Friday, July 28, 2017
earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.
Paranormal, Alice Cooper's new studio album and his first in six years, will be released on July 28, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set, and Digital.
The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time 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.
Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia.
4/22 -Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena
4/23 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Conventionion Center
4/25 - Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium
4/26 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
4/27 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
4/29 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
4/30 - Augusta, GA - The Bell Auditorium
5/2 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
5/3 -Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall
5/4- Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
5/6 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre
5/7 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center 5/8 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for The Performinging Arts
5/10 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center 5/11 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
5/13 - Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts
5/14 - Nashville, TN - TPAC
5/16 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
6/7 - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 6/8 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre 6/9 - Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
6/12 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater
6/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
6/16 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre 6/17 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Ampitheatre
6/18 -Airway Heights, WA - Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concertert Season at Northern Qu
6/20 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Theatre
6/21 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater
6/22 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater
6/24 - El Paso, TX - KLAQ Streetfest
8/12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 8/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
8/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
br 8/16 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Paviliilion
8/19 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
8/21 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/23 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
8/26 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/27 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
8/28 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Amphitheater
9/1 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
9/2 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
9/3 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/6 - Chicago, IL - Tinley Park
9/8 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/9 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
9/10 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

One On One With Mitch Lafon - CHICAGO

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CHICAGO guitarist KEITH HOWLAND guests on Ep. 268 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

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In the show's only interview, Chicago's Keith Howland discusses the band's enduring legacy, touring with Earth Wind & Fire, making new music, guitarist Terry Kath, the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, his outside project 'Button' with The Doobie Brothers' John Cowan & Ed Toth (the band was formerly known as Secret Agent Orange) and much more.

QUOTES from the interview:

The current tour with Earth Wind & Fire (time 1.46): "It's quite the spectacle. The closing thirty minutes of the show (the six song encore with both bands) is worth the price of admission alone. The rest is gravy."

Terry Kath (time 4.17): "Terry was one of my earliest influences maybe with Tony Peluso of The Carpenters. His solo on Goodbye To Love was one of the first rock guitar solos I ever heard."

(time 4.37): "My older brother brought Chicago II home. His drum instructor wanted him to check out Danny Seraphine. It was so cool, so diverse and so musical. We were fans from that point forward and Terry's guitar playing..."

Joining Chicago in 1995 (time 6.09): "It took my awhile to get over the 'pinch me' aspect. The audition was really surreal - when Robert Lamm started to sing I almost stopped playing because I was so flabbergasted that Robert Lamm was standing four feet away from me singing."

'Button' with The Doobie Brothers' John Cowan & Ed Toth (time 27.18): "It's really cool stuff. It's vocal pop but there's definite jam band elements. It's real organic. The record should be out before the end of the year."

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame/ Peter Cetera talk starts at 20.45

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALICE COOPER Band

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Tommy Henriksen, Nita Strauss and Glen Sobel from ALICE COOPER's band guest on Ep. 266 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.


In this special episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon - co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl, we interview ALICE COOPER's guitarists Tommy Henriksen & Nita Strauss as well as drummer Glen Sobel. The trio discuss working on a 'Alice Cooper band' album (minus Alice), solo projects, working with Mötley Crüe, Mick Mark, Richie Sambora and a lot more. RECORDED backstage at the ROCK CARNIVAL in Lakewood, NJ (2016).

Quotes from the interview:

Tommy Henriksen -- The next new Alice Cooper record (time 4.39): "Alice is talking about records all the time. I know that there is a process right now going on - putting a new Alice Cooper record together, so we'll see what happens."

Nita Strauss - solo album recording process (Time 5.05): "It's going really really well. The first track is going to be released January 20th via Steve Vai's label Favored Nations. It's a compilation called 'She Rocks' - it's myself, Jennifer Batten, Orianthi and a bunch of other female guitar players showcasing the female side of shred."

Tommy Henriksen - the upcoming 'Alice Cooper band' album (without Alice) - time 6.05: "It's actually finished. We're just sitting on it. We recorded it in all the hotel rooms."

Glen Sobel - playing with Mötley Crüe (time 12.10): "It's one thing to know the songs... I came up listening to Mötley Crüe. I saw the Dr. Feelgood tour back when I was a kid, but to suddenly have to play the show - that's a different story. So, I make the 'cheat sheets.' It's not writing out every note, but it's sort of a roadmap of the song. I spent several hours doing that. That's what you do as a pro drummer. People hate rehearsing..."

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TWITTER: @RealAliceCooper @DisVicious1 @hurricanenita @Glen_Sobel



Audio Fidelity To Release ALICE COOPER's 'Muscle of Love' On 4.0 Quad SACD

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“Alice returns to a pure rock of his most revered albums ever.”
Alice Cooper fans rejoice! Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing the final Alice Cooper group album on 4.0 Quad SACD. Muscle of Love is the seventh studio album by Alice Cooper and it was the last album to feature the entire original band, and it was a true grand finale at that. Cooper stated in an interview at the time that the album marked a return to fundamentals. “It's not complicated in any sense...It's very basic rock & roll throughout.”

The two best-known tracks are undoubtedly the Top 20 anthem “Teenage Lament '74,” which features none other than Liza Minnelli, Ronnie Spector, Labelle and the Pointer Sisters on backing vocals, and the rollicking title track. But other tracks are just as good - the Led Zep-stomping opener, “Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo),” the gentle “Hard Hearted Alice” (a precursor to Cooper's future ballad-oriented direction), the raging “Working Up a Sweat,” and “Man with the Golden Gun.”

The 1973 return to the band's more hard rock roots was a successful creative choice and catapulted Muscle Of Love into Billboard's Top 10 Album Chart. That sound, complete with the prog-rock/heavy metal workouts, has proven over the years to be a significant piece of the Alice Cooper legacy.

“One of the best albums of the genre...a hard rock classic!”

INCLUDES: Miniature replica of the Institute of Nude Wrestling book cover

1. Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)
2. Never Been Sold Before
3. Hard Hearted Alice
4. Crazy Little Child
5. Working Up a Sweat
6. Muscle of Love
7. Man with the Golden Gun
8. Teenage Lament '74
9. Woman Machine

Produced by Jack Richardson, Jack Douglas
Mastered: Stereo CD, SACD & 4.0 Analog to High Definition DSD Digital Transfer: Steve Hoffman & Stephen Marsh

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Video of ALICE COOPER's Annual New Year's Eve Gala

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Video of ALICE COOPER's annual New Year's Eve gala benefiting the Maui Food Bank.has surfaced online. The event which was organized by famed Cooper manager Shep Gordon was held in a ballroom at the Wailea Mariott in Maui, Hawaii.
Alice's powerhouse band, comprised of drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Damon Johnson (filling in for Tommy Henriksen), acted as house band backing up an eclectic line-up of special guests, including Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), Dexter Holland and Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman of THE OFFSPRING, producer Bob Rock (METALLICA, MOTLEY CRUE, THE CULT), 'Weird' Al Yankovic, Michael McDonald and Pat Simmons of the DOODIE BROTHERS, among others.
The event, which was hosted by actor Tom Arnold, has been an ongoing charity show raising money for various organizations for several years now. The night culminated with all artists joining together onstage for a rendition of "Revolution" by THE BEATLES.

"Revolution" - Alice Cooper & All-Stars

"Dream On" - Steven Tyler, Nuno Bettencourt

"Happy" (Rolling Stones cover) - Steven Tyler, Bob Rock

One on One with Mitch Lafon - NEAL SMITH (Alice Cooper)

Monday, September 15, 2014

In episode 46 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, NEAL SMITH formerly of The ALICE COOPER group joins Mitch as well as co-hosts Mark Strigl (from Talking Metal) and the KILLER DWARFS’ Russ Dwarf.

In this episode’s only interview, Mitch along with Russ had a lengthy chat with legendary Alice Cooper group drummer, Neal Smith. The topics were varied as Neal discussed his new album KillSmith And The Green Fire Empire, his time with the Alice Cooper group, writing and recording new music, movieprojects, an Alice Cooper group reunion tour & album, and much more.

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ALICE COOPER All-American Boy Exposed InTheStudio

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Alice Cooper, All-American Boy Exposed InTheStudio

Dallas, TX - July 15, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands presents a tutorial on why little boys shouldn't play with meat cleavers, nooses, high voltage, snakes, and Mommy's make-up and fishnet stockings'unless you plan on going into show business as the King of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper!

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is on the road and on the big screen this summer, touring with his rock progeny Motley Crue (just one of the hundreds which Cooper inspired), and featured in a new documentary film/dvd titled Super Duper Alice Cooper, so the time seems right for Alice's brand of wrong for InTheStudio.

The band Alice Cooper made notorious headlines but few fans when they first appeared on the radio in 1971 with Love It to Death. Alice's stage act then was confrontational, even horrifying, and without the campy humor that would inform the act just two years later on Billion Dollar Babies

But what made Alice Cooper a household name was the savvy string of hits, indelibly changing the rock concert world while revolutionizing American Top 40 radio at the same time with 'I'm Eighteen', 'Under My Wheels', 'Be My Lover', 'School's Out', 'Elected', 'No More Mister Nice Guy', 'Welcome to My Nightmare' and 'Only Women Bleed' from five Top 10-selling albums. 

The career ride for Alice Cooper careened from the whole band sleeping in one motel room to the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines; from fairways to national airwaves; from rehab to Rock Hall in 2011.  Alice reflects with InTheStudio host Redbeard on why Alice Cooper connected then, and lives on today.

' I think it was because we were such a shock to the nation, image-wise. We were the band that drove the stake through the heart of the Love Generation. Everything that the hippies didn't believe in. For the first time in a long time music was not political, it was fun! Alice Cooper was like the biggest juvenile delinquent Rock and Roll horror show of all time. But not only the image was there, the most important thing in our mind was the fact that the music has to stand up years from now. It has to stand up even after they forgot what we did on stage.'

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Photo ID left to right: VP Jamie Richardson, CEO Bill Ingram, Marci Ingram, Sheryl Cooper, Alice Cooper, White Castle President Lisa Ingram, Corporate Relations Manager Erin Shannon

New York, NY (July 8, 2014)- Dreams can come true, as rock icon Alice Cooper can attest, following his induction into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame at White Castle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio on July 7th, 2014. As a child of Detroit, Alice learned to love White Castle's iconic sliders at an early age, and has never lost his taste for them over the years.   He also learned to love rock and roll, and pursue his career in a band, and achieved induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Little did he know that another Hall of Fame, also in Ohio, was in his destiny.
Following a tour of White Castle headquarters led by Bill, Marci and Lisa Ingram (the company is a fourth-generation family-owned business), company VP Jamie Richardson conducted a brief  chat with Alice in a room full of White Castle employees, including a band that performed some of Alice's songs (he actually JOINED them for "No More Mr Nice Guy," much to their surprise), and then Alice was presented with a plaque commemorating his induction into their White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

Said Alice, "a lot of my fellow rockers are going to be envious of this honor."  Asked how it compared to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Alice responded "there's no comparison," carefully ducking the question.

The stop at White Castle headquarters took place on a day off during Alice's summer tour as Very Special Guests to Motley Crue on their "All Bad Things Must Come to An End" tour, which plays the Schottenstein Center in Columbus tonight as part of the 72 show run.  The summer tour continues through August 31, and then resumes in autumn, October 10 through November 22.

Alice has often talked about his love of White Castle in interviews and on his syndicated "Nights With Alice Cooper" radio program, and served White Castle at the party following the premiere of the "Super Duper Alice Cooper" documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in April in New York City.  The documentary, produced by Banger Films (same team that produced the award-winning Iron Maiden and Rush documentaries), has recently been released in both DVD and Blu-Ray by Eagle Rock Entertainment.


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