Alice Cooper Releases Cover Of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll”

Alice Cooper has released a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll.” The track, which features Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (Detroit Wheels), Steve Hunter (Detroit), Paul Randolph, Joe Bonamassa, and Tommy Henriksen, is from Cooper’s new album “Detroit Stories,” which will be released on February 26.

Alice Cooper To Release New Album “Detroit Stories” In February

Alice Cooper has announced that his new album, “Detroit Stories,” will be released on February 26, 2021. The effort’s first single, “Rock ‘N’ Roll,” will be released on Friday (November 13).

“Detroit Stories” Track Listing:

01. “Rock ‘N’ Roll”
02. “Go Man Go” (Album Version)
03. “Our Love Will Change The World”
04. “Social Debris”
05. “$1000 High Heel Shoes”
06. “Hail Mary”
07. “Detroit City 2021” (Album Version)
08. “Drunk And In Love”
09. “Independence Dave”
10. “I Hate You”
11. “Wonderful World”
12. “Sister Anne” (Album Version)
13. “Hanging On By A Thread (Don’t Give Up)”
14. “Shut Up And Rock”
15. “East Side Story” (Album Version)

Cooper discussed how the city of Detroit influenced the record:

“Detroit was heavy rock central then. You’d play the Eastown and it would be Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, The Stooges and The Who, for $4! The next weekend at the Grande it was MC5, Brownsville Station and Fleetwood Mac, or Savoy Brown or the Small Faces. You couldn’t be a soft-rock band or you’d get your ass kicked.

Los Angeles had its sound with The Doors, Love and Buffalo Springfield. San Francisco had the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. New York had The Rascals and The Velvet Underground. But Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock. After not fitting in anywhere in the U.S. (musically or image wise) Detroit was the only place that recognized the Alice Cooper guitar-driven hard rock sound and our crazy stage show. Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit… we were home.”

Producer Bob Ezrin added:

“We recorded with Wayne Kramer (guitarist and writer from the MC5), Johnny “Bee” Badanjek (drums; from the legendary Detroit Wheels), Paul Randolph (legendary Detroit jazz and R&B bassist) as well as the Motor City Horns and other local musicians. We had musical ideas and encouragement from John Varvatos, the support of the folks at Shinola, and we recorded at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak. This was made in Detroit for Detroit by Detroit denizens!”

“Detroit Stories” will be available on CD, CD+DVD digipak, vinyl, and as a box set. Notably the box set will include a CD, a Blu-ray featuring Cooper’s “A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris” performance, a shirt, a face mask, a torch light, and three stickers.

Alice Cooper Launches “HorrorBox” Haunted Comedy Card Game

Alice Cooper has joined forces with FITZ Games to launch a horror-themed, comedy card game called “HorrorBox.” You can purchase that HERE. Cooper commented:

“This is 2020, which means all things are upside down and backwards. You’re going to be staying home a lot, so why not play HorrorBox. It’s something totally new, fun for everyone. I helped write a lot of the stuff in it. You will become The Addams Family, if that’s a goal in your life.”

Alice Cooper Premieres New Lyric Video For “Elected”

There is only 19 more days until the 2020 presidential election and Alice Cooper is getting ready by releasing a new lyric video for his song “Elected.” That track appears on the frontman’s 1973 album “Billion Dollar Babies.”

Alice Cooper To Host Halloween Storytime On Airbnb

On October 21, Alice Cooper will be hosting a special Halloween storytime hour via Airbnb. Bookings for the event will launch on October 14 at 9 a.m. PT. Tickets will cost $100 and proceeds will go towards North Star Ranch. Cooper commented:

“Love a good scare? Me too. With Halloween all but canceled, we’ll have to take our penchant for terror to the scariest place I know — the Internet. Join me for a spooky story session to celebrate the season. We’ll read about spiders and spirits, goblins and ghosts and monsters and mutants — all of my favorite things, really. And we’ll do it in full costume. It’ll be a scary good time. (And suitable for children ages 6+ with an appetite for fright.)”

Alice Cooper Teams Up With Hot Shots For His Own Line Of Hot Sauce

Alice Cooper has teamed up with Hot Shots to create his own line of hot sauce. There are three kinds including a mild sauce called “Welcome To My Nightmare,” a medium sauce called “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and a reaper hot sauce called “Poison.” You can get those HERE.

The following descriptions were shared for each sauce:

“Alice Cooper Welcome To My Nightmare Mild Hot Sauce: I think you’re gonna like it. The great taste of the medium heat of Serrano chiles with an early flavor of lime. But don’t let it scare you, this robust flavor of garlic and a hint of cumin will have you feeling right at home with this Southwestern sauce.

Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy Medium Hot Sauce: I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing… till I got a hold of this sauce. Aged Red Habanero Peppers create a balance of heat and flavor so good it’s obscene! Make no mistake, with a few drops of this, you’ll be swinging back at the good Reverend.

Alice Cooper Poison Reaper Hot Sauce: My pain, your thrill… your mouth, so hot. The intense heat of this sauce will put you in Alice’s straight jacket. Your senses will tell you to stop when you feel the Reaper chiles running through your veins with poison!”

Cooper commented:

“In general, I don’t believe food should be painful. But in the case of my hot sauces, it is PAIN, PLEASURE, PAIN, PLEASURE! Just repeat until satisfied!”

Matthew Heald, president of Hot Shots, added:

“We are honored to partner with Alice Cooper to develop his line of sauces. These sauce recipes were developed by the godfather of the hot sauce industry, CaJohn, and they are sure to be fan favorites — if they can handle the heat!”

Alice Cooper Says His “Detroit Stories” Album Is “99 Percent Done”

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.”

Alice Cooper Working On New Music With Desmond Child

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!”

Alice Cooper Chocolate Milk To Be Released In Arizona

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.