Alice Cooper Confirms Release Date For New Album “Paranormal”

Alice Cooper has confirmed that his new album “Paranormal” will be released on July 28. Fans will be able to purchase it as a 2CD digipak, a 2 LP, and as a limited-edition box set. It will be available digitally as well. The effort will feature guest appearances from U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, and it will also come with a bonus “mini album” of tracks featuring three members of Cooper’s original band (Neal Smith, Michael Bruce, and Dennis Dunaway).

Alice Cooper’s New Album “Paranormal” To Feature Guest Appearances From U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr. & ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons

Alice Cooper has revealed that his new album “Paranormal” will be released in July. During a chat with Eddie Trunk on his SiriusXM Trunk Nation show, he also confirmed that the effort will feature guest appearances from U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, and three members of his original band (Neal Smith, Michael Bruce, and Dennis Dunaway).

Cooper said that it was producer Bob Ezrin’s idea to work with Mullen Jr.:

“I said, ‘that’s a great idea, it’ll change things up so much, just on the basic tracks.’”

He also added the following about Mullen’s recording method:

“He said, ‘I play to the lyrics, I don’t play to the bass,’” Cooper explained. “And I said that is so cool, just the idea that you’re interpreting the lyrics on the drums. It totally makes the album another album.”

He also talked about Gibbons contribution to the new track “I’ve Fallen in Love and I Can’t Get Up.”:

“After we cut the record I said, ‘If BIlly Gibbons doesn’t play on this, we shouldn’t put this one out,’” Cooper declared. “Because it is just so him. And [when] he got the record, he said, ‘I got the flu, but, man, this song makes me feel better.’ He just killed it.”

He added the following about the song “I Wanna Be a Genuine American Girl,” which was one of three songs featuring Smith, Bruce, and Dunaway:

“It was going to be ‘I Want a Genuine American Girl’ … and I went, ‘No, no, no, ‘I Wanna Be a Genuine American Girl!’ It’s really a tough song, it’s this guy going “I gotta paint my nails, gotta do my hair … ”

Alice Cooper To Reunite With Original Band Members At Nashville, TN Show

Alice Cooper has revealed that original Alice Cooper Band members bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce will join him onstage during his May 14 show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN. Copper commented:

“We’ve recorded much of my last album and my new one in Nashville and it’s such a great music town. With so many musician, songwriter and producer friends here, as well as great rock fans who come to our concerts, it’s special to be performing with Neal, Michael and Dennis in Nashville for them.”

Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle Pinball Machine Coming This Fall

Spooky Pinball LLC have announced that they will be releasing a new Alice Cooper pinball machine, which they are calling Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle this fall. You can check out a teaser for that below:

Spooky Pinball LLC commented:

“YES! We are doing Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle. Here’s what we can say for now. Lots of classic and modern Alice Cooper music! NOT a “greatest hits” package, (of course it has Coop favorites) but we selected what fits an awesome Spooky monster filled adventure game. Matt Montgomery [aka Piggy D (Rob Zombie)] is doing some awesome instrumental spooky ambiance music. Jeff Zornow is the artist doing the bad ass retro comic style artwork you see in the backglass. That theme carries through the entire game.”

Deep Purple & Alice Cooper Announce 2017 North American Tour

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper have announced a 2017 North American tour together. Support for the trek will come from the Edgar Winter Band.

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Tour Dates:

8/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
8/13 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
8/15 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/16 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/19 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
8/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
8/26 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater
8/27 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/28 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
9/01 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
9/02 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Original Alice Cooper Band To Release “Live From The Astroturf” 7″ On Black Friday

Back in October 2015, the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band, including Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neil Smith, performed a special set at Good Records Dallas. Now, they have revealed that audio from this performance will be used for a limited edition 7″ single, titled “Live From The Astroturf,” which is set to be released on Black Friday (November 25). This release will include “I’m Eighteen” and “Is It My Body,” and it will serve as a tribute to late guitarist Glen Buxton. Only 2,500 copies will be available on white, pink, black and pink and white vinyl, with the pink and white version being limited to 100 copies. It will also come with autographed prints.

Korn, Hollywood Vampires, Sammy Hagar, Etc. Set For Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding

Korn, Hollywood Vampires, Sammy Hagar, Gin Blossoms, and illusionist Murray SawChuck have all been set for Alice Cooper’s 15th annual Christmas Pudding. The event will take place on December 3 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, and proceeds will go towards Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center.

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