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Alice Cooper

Formed: 1968
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Alice Cooper News

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Alice Cooper Streams New Single

Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper reveals “Paranoiac Personality” today, the first single from his forthcoming album "Paranormal." Produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin, the song is an unforgettable slice of classic Alice Cooper.

"Paranoiac Personality" is now available as digital download and stream. The digital single bundle includes a very special live version of "I’m Eighteen" – recorded live in Dallas 2015 and performed together with the Original Alice Cooper Band. This July also sees the release of a strictly limited 7” white vinyl collector’s single of "Paranoiac Personality."

"Paranormal" is Alice Cooper’s first album in 6 years. The album, which drops on July 28th via earMUSIC worldwide, is available as digital pre-order with immediate effect. Physically, it will be released as 2CD Digipak, 2LP+Bonus CD (live versions) and Limited Box Set (2CD Digipak+T-Shirt in size XL).

The album features guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and also sees the highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members on a very special bonus CD. Consisting of two brand new studio songs written and recorded together with Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce, the bonus disc also includes 6 killer live versions of some of The Coop’s greatest hits, such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “School’s Out," recorded in Columbus, Ohio in 2016 and performed together with Cooper’s current band.

The track listing for "Paranormal" is:

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 More...

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Alice Cooper Announces New Album

Label 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 28th, 2017 via earMUSIC as a 2CD digipak, 2LP, limited box set, and on digital format.

The 12-track album was 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. More...

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David Ellefson Performs With Jill Janus

Soundcheck Live is a weekly live music night that brings together the industry's top musicians alongside emerging talent to create a vibrant social experience driven by the artists.

Video from a recent Soundcheck Live event has come online featuring David Ellefson performing Iron Maiden track "The Number Of The Beast" alongside Nita Strauss, Glen Sobel, Tony Macalpine, and Jill Janus (starts at around the 10:40 mark in the video below).

The performance took place at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California during the 42nd weekly Soundcheck Live.

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Nita Strauss Premieres New Music Video

Nita Strauss, the LA-based guitarist for the Alice Cooper band premieres a new solo single titled "Pandemonium", taken from the new all-female compilation "She Rocks, Volume 1", out in stores now via Favored Nations Entertainment.

Check out now "Pandemonium" below.

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Psycho Las Vegas Lineup Announced

Psycho Las Vegas is a property-wide music festival taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26th - 28th, 2016.

Brought to you by the curators of Psycho California, the epic event will play host to nearly one-hundred acts from around the world with a heavy focus on riffs, doom, and psychedelia.

Highlights include Alice Cooper, Blue Öyster Cult, Converge, the return of Down, Drive Like Jehu, High On Fire, Sleep, Pentagram, Yob, exclusive 2016 US performances from both Electric Wizard and Candlemass, and so many more.

The fest will also include an interactive backlight chamber, a Boogie Van Blackjack Tournament, film screenings, DJ sets hosted by Scott Ian (Anthrax), Sean "Pellet" Pelletier (Last Days Here), J. Bennet (Ides Of Gemini), Evan Hagen (Psych LV/CA Curator), and Scott Carlson (Rise Above Records) as well as the Psycho Pool Party kick off at the Paradise Pool Stage on August 25th. More...

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Alice Cooper To Headline Rock Carnival

Rock Carnival is back for its second year - taking place on September 30, October 1 and October 2 at its new location in Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws.

The second annual Rock Carnival will feature classic amusement rides and entertainment, food truck offerings, high-action Professional Wrestling, a wide selection of tasty brews, and of course... the best in local, national and international rock music performances. This year's event will also see the addition of more carnival area space and a children's fun zone.

In addition to Saturday headliners Twisted Sister performing an official tri-state farewell show, fans will enjoy a Friday headline performance from none other than the original shock rocker himself, Alice Cooper.

In addition to Alice Cooper, other newly announced artists include Clutch, Blue Oyster Cult, Zakk Sabbath, Cycle of Pain, Zebra, Jackyl, Shaman's Harvest and Kyng. These artists join previously announced bands Overkill, Ace Frehley, Monster Magnet, Fuel, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Dokken, Texas Hippie Coalition, Doro, Four By Fate, Killcode, Jester and American Angel.

More carnival details, per-day line-ups and other entertainment will be announced soon. For more information, visit this location. More...

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The Cringe Touring With Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe

The Cringe will be supporting Mötley Crüe on “The Final Tour” this summer alongside very special guest Alice Cooper.

The Cringe, reprising a support slot from the fall/winter leg of the Mötley Crüe tour, will join the epic summer outing for 27 dates beginning July 28th through September 6th and is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Hiding In Plain Sight."

“We are absolutely honored to join Mötley Crüe on their ‘Final Tour’ and could not be more excited to hit the road with them and Alice Cooper again!” said John Cusimano, frontman for The Cringe. “We had an amazing time going out and playing shows with these musical icons last year and are really looking forward to seeing each and every one of you at these shows. This is truly one of those classic moments in rock and roll history and we’re going to enjoy the ride.” More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Two

Following an excellent start to the festival the day before, it was exciting to wake up to another day of metal music in Dessel. There was once again plenty on display for head bangers of all tastes, from legendary bands to current favourites. There were also plent of cult heroes performing on this day, one of which was the first band on the agenda.

Formed in 1991 under the name Resurrection in Israel, Orphaned Land have gone on to become one of, if not the premier metal band from the Middle East. Part of what makes them such an endearing group is their constant devotion of their music to peace, particularly between the Abrahamic religions that clash more than anywhere around their homeland. They were a great way to start the day, possessing a fantastic energy that got plenty of the crowd moving, which is quite an accomplishment for midday at a festival. Opening with the title track to their latest album, "All Is One," they oozed a positive atmosphere and most heads that were banging were also smiling. Having only a forty minute set, it was impressive that the band were able to fit seven songs into their schedule, with the excellent "Separi" being a particular highlight, in part due to the guest appearance of a Dutch Muslim belly dancer, who also joined the group for their finale, which was a medley of "Norra el Norra" and "Ornaments of Gold." Like several bands the day before, Orphaned Land were highly impressive and one that needs adding to the metal fans list of bands to see live. More...

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Alice Cooper Plays Pay-Per-View Show in Austin

The king of shock rock Alice Cooper put on a special show at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Not only was the evening devoted entirely to the Alice Cooper band, no openers, the group recorded the show for pay-per-view. It was a special night for me because this was my first Alice Cooper show. It would not be one of those shows that made me say I wish I saw him when he was younger. Vincent Damon Furnier may have just turned 67 but he performed with the gusto of a young man. His voice was in peak condition and held up the entire hour and a half. More...

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Alice Cooper Releasing Live DVD

The UDR label is gearing up to release Alice Cooper's "Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken," which will be the first in a new live series of legendary Wacken performances.

When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate. The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy metal music. For every sold DVD/CD € 1 will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.

"Raise The Dead" will be available as DVD + CD Digipack. The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material, including an interview with the man himself. The DVD track listing is:

1. Hello Hooray
2. House of Fire
3. No More Mr Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Go To Hell
13. He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
14. Feed My Frankenstein
15. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
16. Killer
17. I Love The Dead
18. Break On Through
19. My Generation
20. I'm Eighteen
21. Poison
22. Schools Out / Another Brick In The Wall More...

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Nita Strauss Checks In From Tour

Shred guitarist Nita Strauss joined up with Alice Cooper earlier this summer and immediately went on a massive tour across North America with Motley Crue, which will continue through the Fall.

Strauss takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years. She was also recently ranked #1 on Guitar World's list of "10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know." Strauss now checks in with the following report:

"The past two months on the Motley Crue Final tour have been unreal! Every time the curtain drops to start our set and I feel the crowd roar wash over me it's amazing to look to my right and see the legendary Alice Cooper. We have made so many great memories on this tour playing to sold out amphitheaters and arenas all over North America and meeting tons of new fans. Hard to believe we only have a week left of the first leg of this tour. Motley has been a blast to tour with. The band and crew have been so great to us and they put on a hell of a show every single night.

"I'm really excited about partnering up with All Axess for the launch of my website. Not only is that going to be the place to get any and all news about what I'm up to, it also has tons of exclusive photos, videos and merchandise that you can only get there. Look for a slew of new instructional video lessons and photos over the next few months as I will constantly be keeping the site updated. Thanks for the support and hopefully see you all soon." More...

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Author Seeking Crowd Funds For Download Fest Book

Author Ian Carroll has launched a crowd funding campaign to release a book about the many bands he has interviewed at the Download festival.

Full details on the campaign and perks for contributing can be found at Kickstarter here. Carroll comments:

"In 2005 I started to write the book of the Donington & Download Festival (including Monsters Of Rock at Milton Keynes).

"I was coming to the end of completing the Official Book of the Reading Festival and saw Donington as the second release in my 'Festival Series' of books, covering my favourite festivals that I attend every year - Donington/Download Festival is the longest running rock festival in the UK, covering all genres from rock to classic rock, Emo to Screamo, Punk to Hardcore, Black Metal to Death Metal and every style in between, plus in the last 5 years the addition of drum & bass and dance - the festival that caters for all.

"I have traveled the length and breadth of England interviewing bands and artists for the book and have had some great times in amongst the hard work. I've also had many phone interviews from Metallica to Testament, Lordi to Staind, Alice Cooper to Queensrÿche and also what was possibly one of the legend Ronnie James Dio's last interviews, prior to cancelling his final UK tour." More...

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Motley Crue Announces Retirement Tour

American glam metal legends Motley Crue have announced that they will be embarking on a 72 date tour across North America this year, where they will be joined by shock rock icon, Alice Cooper, before retiring the band at the end of 2014.

The group held a press conference today confirming the retirement rumours and announced that tickets for the tour would go on sale tomorrow for fan club members, before being made available to the public from Friday and Saturday is different areas.

You can check out a promotional video for the tour below. The initial tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rocksmith 2014 Song List Revealed

The full song list for Rocksmith 2014 Edition, which just came out yesterday, has been revealed. Rocksmith lets you plug any electric guitar or bass directly into your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, or MAC, and teaches you to play while playing the game. Here's the latest video about Rocksmith 2014:

The full song list for Rocksmith 2014 is as follows (with even more available as downloadable content): More...

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Alice Cooper To Reissue "Hey Stoopid"

Alice Cooper has announced the "Hey Stoopid" album, which was originally release back in 1991, will see a new re-issue this month.

The new version of "Hey Stoopid" comes out September 23rd, 2013 and will include the bonus tracks "It Rained All Night," "Hey Stoopid (Beba edit)," and a cover of "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix. Get full details at the Alice Cooper website here. More...

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Wacken Open Air 2013 Live Stream Details Revealed

The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.

According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:

Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)

Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage

Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)

Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage

In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:

Trivium
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple
Doro More...

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Marilyn Manson To Join Alice Cooper On Tour

Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper are joining forces for the Masters of Madness tour this summer. The following shows have been announced:

- June 4, Salt Lake City
- June 26, St. Charles, MO
- June 28, Rockford IL

More date announcements are expected to follow shortly. Check out the promotional poster below. More...

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Bloodstock Festival Live Feed Available

This weekend's Bloodstock Festival is streaming live over at this location and in the player below. At the time of this post, Behemoth's headlining performance is streaming live.

The festival is scheduled for two more days, featuring Chthonic, Testament, Machine Head, Sanctuary and Mayhem on Saturday and Nile, Evile, Black Dahlia Murder, Anvil, Paradise Lost, Dimmu Borgir and Alice Cooper on Sunday.

Check out the live stream here:


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Bloodstock Open Air Trailer Posted Online

This year's edition of the U.K. Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 9th - 12th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of BOA 2012 have now posted a teaser trailer for the event, which can be viewed below.

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Iron Maiden Unleashes Mighty England On Mansfield

It was six years ago when I last saw the mighty Iron Maiden. This time was different, as the band embarked on the “Maiden England” Tour, closely matching the set list that was played during the “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” tour, which I remembered so well. The site was at the Comcast Center, an outdoor venue in Mansfield, Massachusetts (called Boston by the band). It was a perfect night, cool - threatening weather (that never came) - and a crowd of 14,000 people to celebrate a moment in time that for some of us was the rare opportunity to recapture memories from 1989-1990 that were frozen in our minds. The bonus of Alice Cooper as an opener made this a very special night indeed.

Iron Maiden shows are a pilgrimage for seasoned metalheads. It is rare to find a Maiden virgin, but I found myself in between two, my wife to my right and a 50 plus year old gentleman who found it important to grace me with his “knowledge” of music and the fact that Iron Maiden “cut the set of Alice Cooper short because they knew they couldn’t follow him.” I nicely reminded the man that 14,000 people showed up to see Iron Maiden, despite the fact that I myself am a huge fan of the Coop. We then engaged in an almost one sided “discussion” (mostly dominated by his apparent low self esteem and/or lack of companion) about how great music was in the 60's and ‘70's and how the 80's sucked (until, as he put it, he “started to appreciate it lately”). Though I was born in 1971, I expressed that I related (somewhat), but my love was the 80's and felt (at the time) that the 90's was a weak decade for metal. The engaged discussion was filled with mind-boggling ignorance which detracted from the importance of the moment for my wife to whom I periodically turned to mouth the words “Save me.” More...

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