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The Legendary Alice Cooper Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Legendary Alice Cooper Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Rock icon Alice Cooper‘s catalog is rich with hits and anthems that have become definitive of a generation, among them “School’s Out,” “Elected,” No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Only Women Bleed,” “You And Me,” “I Never Cry,” “How You Gonna See Me Now,” and “Poison.” Due to this illustrious history and legacy, Cooper has been nominated for induction in the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious “Performing Songwriter” category.

Listen to the “This is Alice Cooper” Playlist on Spotify here.

Many of Alice’s songs have been covered worldwide by other artists, everyone from Etta James, Elkie Brooks, Tina Turner, and Julie Covington to Anthrax, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, and Megadeth.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Inductees will be feted at the organization’s Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 14, 2018, in New York City.

Cooper released his 27th album Paranormal this past July via earMUSIC.

Listen Paranormal on Spotify here.

Paranormal features special guests such as U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a long-anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members on several songs.

Additionally, Cooper, who is currently wrapping up a seven-month world tour in Europe, running from November 8 through December 7, will be back on the road in 2018 for a North American trek, dubbed “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper.” The tour kicks off on March 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29 in Indianapolis.

Further information about all Alice Cooper tour dates is here.

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
3/1/18 — Windsor, ON —The Colosseum at Caesar’s
3/2/18  — Rama, ON  — Casino Rama
3/4/18  — Baltimore, MD  — The Lyric Theatre
3/5/18  — Englewood, NJ — Bergen Performing Arts Center
3/6/18 — Boston, MA — Boch Center Wang Theatre
3/8/18 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
3/9/18 — Morristown, NJ — Mayo Performing Arts Center
3/10/18  — Wilkes-Barre, PA — FM Kirby Center
3/13/18 —  Moline, IL   — TaxSlayer Center
3/14/18  —  Madison, WI  — Orpheum Theater
3/15/18  — South Bend, IN  — Morris Performing Arts Center#
3/17/18  —  Cherokee, NC —   Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
3/18/18  — Jacksonville, FL  — Florida Theatre
3/20/18  — Melbourne, FL  — King Center
3/21/18 —  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  — Broward Center for The Performing Arts
3/23/18  — Clearwater, FL  —  Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/24/18   — Orlando, FL  —  Hard Rock Live
3/26/18  — Greenville, SC  — Bon Secours Wellness Arena
3/28/18  — Louisville, KY  — Palace Theatre
3/29/18  —  Indianapolis, IN  — Murat Theatre
#On Sale 11/17

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Legendary Rocker Alice Cooper Announces 2018 Tour Dates

Legendary Rocker Alice Cooper Announces 2018 Tour Dates

The legendary Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour plans. The legendary rocker will hit the road for a North American trek, dubbed “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper.” The tour kicks off on March 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29 in Indianapolis.

Cooper released Paranormalhis first album in six years and 27th overall, via earMUSIC in August. Paranormal features special guests like U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

Upon release, Paranormal climbed the iTunes rock charts, landing at #1 in 12 countries and the Top 5 in 20 countries.

Press praise for Paranormal is as follows.

“He can still growl out a tune with bile in his throat and get almost seductive if the songs calls for it.” — Consequence of Sound

“…true to his legacy…” — Rolling Stone

“Sharpen up the guillotine, folks; he ain’t done yet.” — Paste

“…full of all the joy and vigor of those good old days.” — Under the Radar

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
3/1/18 — Windsor, ON —The Colosseum at Caesar’s*
3/2/18  — Rama, ON  — Casino Rama+
3/4/18  — Baltimore, MD  — The Lyric Theatre*
3/5/18  — Englewood, NJ — Bergen Performing Arts Center*
3/6/18 — Boston, MA — Boch Center Wang Theatre*
3/8/18 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
3/9/18 — Morristown, NJ — Mayo Performing Arts Center*
3/10/18  — Wilkes-Barre, PA — FM Kirby Center*
3/13/18 —  Moline, IL   — TaxSlayer Center*
3/14/18  —  Madison, WI  — Orpheum Theater*
3/15/18  — South Bend, IN  — Morris Performing Arts Center#
3/17/18  —  Cherokee, NC —   Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
3/18/18  — Jacksonville, FL  — Florida Theatre*
3/20/18  — Melbourne, FL  — King Center*
3/21/18 —  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  — Broward Center for The Performing Arts*
3/23/18  — Clearwater, FL  —  Ruth Eckerd Hall*
3/24/18   — Orlando, FL  —  Hard Rock Live*
3/26/18  — Greenville, SC  — Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
3/28/18  — Louisville, KY  — Palace Theatre*
3/29/18  —  Indianapolis, IN  — Murat Theatre*

*On Sale 10/13
+On Sale 10/14
#On Sale 11/17

Further information about all Alice Cooper tour dates is here.

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Rock Legend Alice Cooper To Release ‘Paranormal’ Album On July 28th!

Rock Legend Alice Cooper To Release ‘Paranormal’ Album On July 28th!

earMUSIC has announced the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice CooperParanormal, Alice Cooper’s new studio album and his first in six years, will be released on July 28, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set, and Digital.

The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrinand features a very special bonus CD — a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce, alongside carefully selected live recordings.

Paranormal also features special guest appearances by U2‘s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, and Deep Purple‘s Roger Glover.

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of Paranormal, visiting cities in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia.

 ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
4/22 —Tupelo, MS — BancorpSouth Arena
4/23 — Springfield, IL — Prairie Capitol Convention Center
4/25 — Charleston, WV — Municipal Auditorium
4/26 — Norfolk, VA — Chrysler Hall
4/27 — Salem, VA — Salem Civic Center
4/29 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
4/30 — Augusta, GA — The Bell Auditorium
5/2 — Birmingham, AL — Alabama Theater
5/3 —Little Rock, AR — Robinson Center Music Hall
5/4— Tulsa, OK — Brady Theater
5/6 — Durant, OK — Choctaw Grand Theatre
5/7 — Midland, TX — Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
5/8 — San Antonio, TX — Tobin Center for The Performing Arts
5/10 — Corpus Christi, TX — American Bank Center
5/11 — Shreveport, LA — Municipal Auditorium
5/13 — Columbia, SC — Koger Center for the Arts
5/14 — Nashville, TN – TPAC
5/16 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
6/7 — Appleton, WI — Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
6/8 — Hinckley, MN — Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
6/9 — Mankato, MN — Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
6/12 — Denver, CO — Paramount Theater
6/13 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kingsbury Hall
6/16 — Lincoln, CA — Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre
6/17 — Eugene, OR — Cuthbert Ampitheatre
6/18 —Airway Heights, WA — Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Season at Northern Qu
6/20 — Bakersfield, CA — Rabobank Theatre
6/21 — Temecula, CA — Pechanga Theater
6/22 — Tucson, AZ — AVA Amphitheater
6/24 — El Paso, TX — KLAQ Streetfest

DEEP PURPLE / ALICE COOPER / EDGAR WINTER:
8/12 — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
8/13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Greek Theatre
8/15 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak—Chin Pavilion
8/16 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 — The Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/19 — Dallas, TX — Starplex Pavilion
8/21 — Atlanta, GA — Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/23 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
8/26 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/27 — Boston, MA — Xfinity Center
8/28 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Amphitheater
9/1 — Pittsburgh, PA — KeyBank Pavilion
9/2 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
9/3 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/6 — Chicago, IL — Tinley Park
9/8 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/9 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
9/10 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center

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Music Review: Alice Cooper’s ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’

Music Review: Alice Cooper’s ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’

Alice Cooper is a name that can still strike fear into the hearts of a certain generation. He is nothing short of a musical icon and had established himself as a milestone in the history of rock n’ roll long before he was inducted into the always controversial Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Paving the way for the likes of KISS, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, Alice continues to inspire legions of up-and-coming rockers year after year — something that would surely make someone even as sinister as Alice smile!

When I heard that this rock legend had set out to record a sequel to one of his most successful and enduring albums, ‘Welcome To My Nightmare,’ I had to admit I was intrigued, if not a little bit skeptical. The new album for the first time in decades, reunites the original Alice Cooper band members Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Micheal Bruce for three tracks. Guitarist Steve Hunter, who is part of Alice’s current touring band and featured prominently on the first ‘Nightmare’ album, is also along for the ride. As a fan of classic rock, musical reunions are always a treat and you always hope that some of that original spark shows itself in new material. In that regard, the new material does not disappoint. Alice Cooper even went as far as recruiting producer Bob Ezrin to helm the project, just as he did on the original. For this album, there certainly seemed to be a true effort put forward to recreate the original vibe but at the same time, not blandly rehash the band’s original efforts.

Although Cooper’s 2008 release, ‘Along Came A Spider’, was a satisfyingly powerful record that featured some great material, but ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ is truly a return to form for the artist. To me it seems that he took a look back at his entire catalog and said “Ok, here is what worked. Let’s bring that formula into the future.” In my opinion, he couldn’t have hit the nail more on the head.

Standout tracks on the album include: “I’ll Bite Your Face Off” which is best described as a homage to the Rolling Stones, “A Runaway Train,” a country infused jam that features an unlikely guitar solo by country superstar Vince Gill; the catchy “Caffeine” that seems destined to be one of the songs that gets stuck in your head for days on end even brings in some new blood on “What Baby Wants” where he enlists the talents of pop star Ke$ha with very pleasing results.

The album’s strong suit is that it features a huge range of styles, from punk, to pop, to country, to disco, yes… DISCO! That being said, have no fear that the this album, from start to finish, is all “rock n’ roll” — Let’s face it, that is what flows through the veins of a rock legend like Alice Cooper! Is ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ a perfect album? No. But I think Alice Cooper would be the first to admit that it is his flaws that have made him the artist he is today and has intrigued generations. — Jason Price

Rating: 4 out of 5

Tracklisting:
1. I Am Made Of You
2. Caffeine
3. The Nightmare Returns
4. A Runaway Train
5. Last Man On Earth
6. The Congregation
7. I’ll Bite Your Face Off
8. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
9. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

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