Alice Cooper Premieres “The Sound of A” Video

Alice Cooper has premiered a new video for his song “The Sound of A.” This song is featured on his latest album “Paranormal,” but it was actually written a long time ago. In fact, it was the first track Cooper wrote on his own back in 1967. It happened to make it onto this album thanks to original Alice Cooper band bassist Dennis Dunaway, who played it to Cooper after rediscovering it. The two of them updated the song and then recorded the version that is heard on the effort. A special “The Sound of A” single will be available on February 23 on CD and 10″ white vinyl. That release will also include live versions of “The Black Widow”, “Public Animal #9”, “Is It My Body”, and “Cold Ethyl” from a May 6 performance in Columbus, Ohio.

[via Loudwire]

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Alice Cooper Casted As King Herod In NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!”

Alice Cooper has announced that he has been casted as King Herod in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” which will air on Easter (April 1). Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, commented:

“Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a showstopping musical number for Herod and we all look forward to the ‘King of Shock Rock’ taking on the King of Judea. As the casting for ‘Superstar’ ramps up, we can feel the excitement building for this brand new concert experience of what has long been considered the original rock musical.”

Alice Cooper Pays Tribute To Late “Welcome To My Nightmare” Tour Drummer Whitey Glan

Whitey Glan, who served as a session drummer for Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, has passed away at the age of 71, after being diagnosed with lung cancer in September. Cooper penned the following tribute for him:

“I picked Whitey Glan as the drummer for my ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ tour because he was simply the best drummer around, not knowing he could drink me under a table. He was just a great guy, everybody who’s worked with him considered him one of their best friends. He was one of rock’s premier drummers, but in my opinion, he was very underrated and underpublicized — he was certainly a drummer’s drummer! Canada is less one world class musician… rest in peace, Whitey.”

Watch Footage Of Dave Grohl Performing A Metallica/”Frozen” Mashup With Kristen Bell & Foo Fighters Performing With Alice Cooper On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl served as the guest host on yesterday’s (October 31) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” as Kimmel was taking time off for his son’s scheduled heart surgery, which has now been delayed. During his time on the show, Grohl dressed as David Letterman, performed a Metallica/”Frozen” mashup with Kristen Bell, and performed with Alice Cooper, and members of his own band. You can find footage of the musical performances below:

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) To Host Halloween Episode Of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Alice Cooper To Perform On The Show

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl will serve as the guest host for tomorrow’s Halloween episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” Kimmel will be absent after originally taking time off for his son’s scheduled heart surgery, which has now been delayed. Alice Cooper will also appear on the show as a musical guest. Kristen Bell will make an appearance as well.

Alice Cooper Announces 2018 North American Tour

Alice Cooper has announced a 2018 North American tour. He will be out in support of his latest album “Paranormal.”

Tour Dates:

03/01 – Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar’s*
03/02 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama+
03/04 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Theatre*
03/05 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center*
03/06 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre*
03/08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
03/09 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center*
03/10 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – FM Kirby Center*
03/13 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center*
03/14 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*
03/15 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center#
03/17 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
03/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre*
03/20 – Melbourne, FL – King Center*
03/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for The Performing Arts*
03/23 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall*
03/24 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live*
03/26 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
03/28 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre*
03/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre*

* On sale October 13
+ On sale October 14
# On sale November 17