Alice Cooper Shares Music Video For “Under My Wheels (Live From The Astroturf)”

Alice Cooper has shared a new video for “Under My Wheels” from his new live album/film “Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper.” The effort, which was released today (September 30), features the October 2015 show that Cooper played with the surviving members of his original band, Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith. That set took place at Good Records in Dallas, TX.

Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers, Josh Homme, Etc. To Perform At “Rock The Plaza” Concert

A special “Rock The Plaza” benefit concert has been organized to help save the Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs, CA. The event will be held at the venue on November 11 and it will feature an all-star band called The Palm Springs All Stars. That group is composed of Spike Edney (Queen), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney), and Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses). A number of special guests will also take part including: Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Orianthi (ex-Alice Cooper), Jon Button (The Who), Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, etc.), and Teddy ‘Zig Zag’ Andreadis (ex-Guns N’ Roses). On top of that, an online auction featuring items from Brian May (Queen), Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, and more will also be launched around the concert. More details can be found HERE.

Nita Strauss Doesn’t Rule Out Return To Alice Cooper’s Band: “I Don’t Feel, Necessarily, That I Left”

During a recent interview with Louder, Nita Strauss opened up about her decision to step away from the Alice Cooper group to join Demo Lovato’s touring band. The guitarist also confirmed that she doesn’t rule out a return to Cooper’s band in the future.

Strauss had the following to say about taking a break from Cooper’s band:

“It’s an interesting thing that everyone’s picked up saying it’s a ‘departure’ but I don’t feel, necessarily, that I left. I took a step back and I’m stepping back from this upcoming tour, but I don’t think anyone has ever used the word quitting or leaving outside of other people. When I had my last few shows with Alice, we had what Alice called a ‘Hiatus Dinner’ where he said ‘We wish you the best, we love you, you’re welcome back’. There’s no shutting of a door and changing of the guard, it’s just I’m taking a step back a little bit. Depending on what the schedule looks like next year, I may have the chance to come back, I may not. But it definitely doesn’t feel as final to me and to the people in Alice’s band and the inner circle as it has been portrayed out in the world.”

She also revealed how she joined Lovato’s band:

“So I actually got a text from Demi’s musical director when I was on the road with my solo band on the Black Label Society tour, and essentially what it said was what we all know now: Demi is a huge rock and metal fan. And Demi wants to go back to her routes and wants to put together an all-female rock band. She’s really one of the biggest stars in the world and she wants to take a step into our genre and this style of music that we love so much. When you get that text, that somebody wants to bring that type of music to the forefront, how do you say no? How do you turn down this opportunity to bring this style of music to so many more people? So I was thrilled to hear about it and I jumped at the opportunity. This was all way back in May. It’s been in the works for a really long time.

I’ve seen a lot of stuff out there saying, ‘She jumped ship really fast’. There was nothing that happened fast, I think people just found out about it all at once. First and foremost, I went to Alice and [his wife] Sheryl for their blessing which they were so happy to give. Then I went to Alice’s management and started rehearsal with Demi. I did my first TV appearance with Demi, I believe it was three days after the last Alice show, so it was really out of the frying pan and into the fire. But her team has been really fun to work with, the band is incredible, the musical director, Demi herself, it’s just been a really good experience overall.”

Misfits Announce Dallas, TX Show With Alice Cooper & The Distillers

Misfits will be celebrating Halloween with a special show at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX on October 29. Alice Cooper and The Distillers will serve as support. Tickets will be available on August 12 at 10:00am.

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

Alice Cooper Reunites With Guitarist Kane Roberts

Alice Cooper has reunited with guitarist Kane Roberts. This news comes after Nita Strauss recently exited the frontman’s live band. Cooper commented:

“I’m looking forward to welcoming back Kane Roberts for our shows in September and October. We’ve been friends all this time, and he’s always been one of my favorite guitarists. He’s bringing more muscle to the Detroit Muscle Tour. We’ve always had a swinging door policy where players can come and go, so it’s very exciting to get back on stage with Kane. The fans are in for a real treat at these shows. It’s gonna be a blast. Kane Roberts, Ryan Roxie, and Tommy Henriksen on guitars? Hell yeah!”

Nita Strauss Exits Alice Cooper’s Band, Cancels Solo Festival Dates

Nita Strauss has announced her departure from the Alice Cooper band. With this news, the guitarist has also cancelled all of her solo festival dates.

Strauss issued the following statement:

“After this absolutely incredible run in Europe, it is bittersweet for me to let you guys know that I will not be joining the Alice Cooper band for the upcoming fall tour.

I will also regretfully have to cancel the festival dates my solo band had planned for the rest of the year 💔

I AM NOT PREGNANT!!! There is no drama whatsoever and my touring year is still VERY full- in fact, I’m on a flight straight into the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be on stage again much sooner than you think! But that’s news for another day.

The past eight years together has been the experience of a lifetime, and I could not be more grateful to Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Shep Gordon, the amazing band, crew and fans for welcoming me to all of your nightmare.

I don’t know what the future will hold after this, but I am forever thankful 👁‍🗨👁‍🗨❤️🏰”

Nita Strauss Says Some Guy Threw “Sweaty Post-Show Boxers” At Her During An Alice Cooper Show

Some dude apparently decided to throw “sweaty post-show boxers” at Nita Strauss during an Alice Cooper show last year. The guitarist recalled that incident on Instagram.

Strauss said the following:

“Boxers on the stage: a cautionary tale 🙅🏼‍♀️🩳

Since my comment on a recent Blabbermouth Facebook post seems to be getting a lot of attention, I shall share the long version of the boxers on the stage story.

The year was 2021. The city will remain nameless. Touring had just started back up post lockdown, and the band and fans were in a good mood.

In the front row, around my side of the stage was a group of a few younger guys. They were having a ball. Singing the words, headbanging along, shaking their fists in the air and raising the horns at all the appropriate times. One of the guys in particular was trying to get my attention throughout the show, blowing kisses and making that heart-hands symbol 🫶 every time I glanced in that direction. “a bit much,” I mused, but I was happy to see people at a show having fun and didn’t think much of it.

Teenage Frankenstein rolls around, the second to last song. I glance down. The guy is gone. Smart! Probably beating the traffic out of here.

School’s Out. The guy is back. His friends are cracking up. I was wrapped up in the show and didn’t notice something wadded up in one of his hands.

“No more pencils, no more booooooks…”

Suddenly, a gray, sweaty UFO hurtled onto the stage and landed on the center riser, between me and Alice. We all immediately BURST into uncontrollable laughter. The guy’s boxer briefs were brazenly laid out on the riser, showing ALL the after effects of being worn all day at a hot, outdoor August show.

Mercifully, Chuck or maybe Ryan hooked the waistband of the boxers onto their headstock. Everyone knew which guy it came from. Chuck (or maybe Ryan) deftly lifted the undies up and flung them back in the guy’s direction- but since headstock tossing is notoriously inaccurate- overshot the throw by a couple rows.

As a result, an innocent bystander a few rows back who had his hands in the air and mouth wide open, probably screaming “WELL WE GOT NO CLASS, and WE GOT NO PRINCI-“ suddenly got a face full of front row guy’s sweaty underwear.

The “AAAAGGHHHHHH” was audible over the concert noise 😆😆😆 and I think that was one of many times I actually fell down from laughing so hard.

The moral of the story is this:

Don’t throw your boxers at a girl unless you’re prepared for them to go places you didn’t expect.

(Or, ya know… maybe just don’t throw your boxers at a girl in general 😆)”

[via Blabbermouth]

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Announce June 2023 European Dates

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), have booked some European shows for next year. Here’s the dates:

06/20 Oberhausen, GER – Rudolf Weber- Arena
06/21 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
06/24 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
06/27 Hamburg, GER – Stadtpark
06/28 Berlin, GER – Citadel Music Festival
06/30 Mainz, GER – Summer in the City

Original Alice Cooper Band To Release “Live From The Astroturf” In September

Alice Cooper will be releasing a new live album/film, titled “Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper,” on September 30. The effort, which will be available on vinyl and CD/Blu-Ray digipak, will feature the October 2015 show that Cooper played with the surviving members of his original band, Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith. That set took place at Good Records in Dallas, TX. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Select physical copies will also include Cooper’s “Live From The Astroturf” documentary.

“Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper” Track Listing:

01. “Caught In A Dream” (Vinyl Side A)
02. “Be My Lover”
03. “I’m Eighteen”
04. “Is It My Body”
05. “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
06. “Under My Wheels” (Vinyl Side B)
07. “School’s Out”
08. “Elected”
09. “Desperado” (Intro Bonus Track)

DVD/Blu-ray (running time: over 100 minutes):

Documentary With All Live Performances + Extras:

* Music Video for “I’m Eighteen (Live From The Astroturf)”
* Music Video for “Under My Wheels (Live From The Astroturf)”
* Extensive Interview with Dennis, Michael and Neal