During a recent interview with Cleveland.com, Alice Cooper offered an update on his new album “Detroit Stories.” The frontman said the following:
“It’s 99 percent done and just being polished. I’m really happy with this album. Right now [Ezrin] is just sitting at home listening to everything, going, ‘Hmm, I wonder if we should re-do that bass?’ or ‘Let’s try that third verse again’ or ‘Can we sing those three lines over again?’ [Laughs] I want him at some point to put a lock and key on and it say ‘It’s done!,’ but I trust him to tell us when it is.”
It looks like Alice Cooper has been working on new music with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. Child said the following on Instagram:
“SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER! @alicecooper and I are cooking up a ginormous, poisonous anthemic masterpiece for next year. So exciting to work with the rock genius & visionary Alice Cooper again. Remember our album TRASH? Listen to it from start to finish now. Sounds like we just recorded last week… it’s eternal like Alice. Stay tuned for more updates!”
Danzeisen Dairy will be releasing a special chocolate milk with a bottle inspired by Alice Cooper. Fans will be able to get the drink from retail grocers and for home delivery in Arizona this fall. Proceeds from it will benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock organization.
Alice Cooper has premiered a new song titled “Don’t Give Up.” A video for the track can be found below. A limited edition seven-inch vinyl picture disc will also be released on August 14. The frontman commented:
“‘Don’t Give Up’ is out today. It’s a song about what we’ve all been going through right now and about keeping our heads up and fighting back together. And whatever you do — don’t give up.”
Alice Cooper will be releasing a new song titled “Don’t Give Up” on May 15 and he is inviting fans to take part in the music video for the track. You can participate by sharing a photo or video of yourself holding a sign featuring a word from the lyrics, which can be found HERE, along with more info. Everything must be shot in landscape on your phone or camera and in high resolution (1080p for video). If you want a chance to be featured you have to submit your content before May 4.
Alice Cooper and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts will be performing as part of the “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” benefit show to raise money for the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The event will air on Fox 8 WJW on April 15 at 7 p.m. and it will also feature: Jason Mraz, Ben Folds with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Michael Stanley, and more. Members of the fund will also match $50,000 for viewer donations during the show.
Zee Productions will be releasing another round of 500-piece jigsaw puzzles in April. The latest ones are based on various cover arts from Alice Cooper, Scorpions, and Status Quo.
Alice Cooper will be launching a new podcast called “Alice Cooper’s Vintage Vault” tomorrow (March 24) at 6 p.m. ET. The episodes are culled from various interviews that were recorded during the past 16 years of the “Nights With Alice Cooper” radio show and the United Stations archives. Cooper commented:
“After years of doing my ‘Nights With Alice Cooper’ radio show, I feel a really special connection with those rabid music fans who can’t get enough good audio about the bands they love. My ‘Vintage Vault’ podcast series is platform to do a deeper dive into a select group of top-level musicians and I really value the opportunity.”
It looks like Alice Cooper is almost done with his new album. He told Rolling Stone the following:
“While our management is working to reschedule the postponed shows, I’m going to finish work on my next album, which is nearly done. 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.”
Alice Cooper has postponed his spring North American tour with Lita Ford due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:
“Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our fans, local venue staffs, as well as the health and safety of our band and crew, is of utmost priority. Information regarding previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will be available soon at AliceCooper.com. It is recommended that those who have tickets should retain them, as they may be valid for the re-scheduled shows. Let’s get through this together and resume rocking later in the year.”