Friday, September 16, 2011

AUDIO: Alice Cooper rocks L.A. club show

Alice Cooper worked to create a buzz for this week’s launch of his new album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” (the sequel to his classic 1975 concept album), with a Thursday night club gig in Los Angeles.

Alice treated fans to a special performance at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go, revisiting the club for the first time since Alice Cooper the band performed there live in 1969 with Led Zeppelin.

"I feel like I've spent the last two years giving Alice Cooper awards," joked Rob Zombie as he introduced the show.

Alice opened the show with a cover of “Train Kept A-Rollin,” before kicking into a trio of his own classics: “Under My Wheels,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Is It My Body.” More covers followed, including a couple of Doors songs featuring guest guitarist Robbie Krieger of the band.

The set featured one new song, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare’s” first single, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off,” while pop star Ke$ha joined the band late in the show for “School’s Out.”

The rare club show marked the live debut of new guitarist Orianthi, who joined Alice’s lineup as guitarist Damon Johnson left recently to join Thin Lizzy.

The event was streamed live via local station KLOS, so fans within earshot could catch the action.

The Whisky gig was the second club show this year for Alice and co.: Cooper played the world renowned 100 Club in London with special guest guitarist Johnny Depp earlier this summer to rave reviews.

Alice Cooper
Whisky A Go Go
Los Angeles, CA – September 15, 2011

01. The Train Kept A-Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
02. Under My Wheels
03. No More Mr. Nice Guy
04. Is It My Body
05. Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones cover)
06. I'll Bite Your Face Off
07. Muscle Of Love
08. Cold Ethyl
09. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals cover)
10. Billion Dollar Babies
11. Break On Through (The Doors cover, feat. Robbie Krieger)
12. Back Door Man (The Doors cover, feat. Robbie Krieger)
13. Poison
14. I'm Eighteen
15. School's Out (feat. Ke$ha)
16. Elected

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Alice Cooper – Back Door Man
With Robbie Krieger of The Doors

The Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA – September 15, 2011

Alice Cooper – School’s Out / Elected
With Ke$ha

The Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA – September 15, 2011

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