Saturday, September 10, 2011

VIDEO: Alice Cooper rocks The Tonight Show

Alice Cooper is gearing up for the September 13 release of his new album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” the sequel to his classic 1975 concept album.

Two days after its release, Alice will treat fans to a special performance at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go on September 15; Cooper will take the stage of the legendary rock venue for the first time since Alice Cooper the band performed there live in 1969 with Led Zeppelin.

"The Whisky had an option for a return engagement, but we got busy and it just slipped our minds,” jokes Alice. “No, seriously, the Whisky gig we did with Led Zeppelin is something we all talk about to this day. It's going to be amazing to go back as a straight ahead LA bar band…we might even take requests. I figure, if we could do it in London, we can do it at the Whisky. And it's LA, so you never know who else might show up..."

Earlier this summer, Cooper played the world renowned 100 Club in London with special guest guitarist Johnny Depp and received rave reviews.

Cooper will be joined by Steve Hunter, one of rock's great guitarists; Tommy Henriksen, who co-wrote much of the new release; bassist Chuck Garric; drummer Glen Sobel; and eminent guitar prodigy Orianthi, making her concert debut with the band.

Orianthi joined Alice’s lineup as guitarist Damon Johnson left to join Thin Lizzy.

At 26, Orianthi has already experienced what most aspiring musicians only dream of. She's opened for her hero, Steve Vai; backed Carrie Underwood; traded solos with Carlos Santana; shared the stage with the King of Pop (Michael Jackson) and accompanied Alice during his live performance of “School’s Out” on the 2010 season finale of American Idol.

Orianthi made her live debut with Alice on The Tonight Show Friday evening, as the crew ran through “I’ll Bite Your Face Off,” the first single from the new album.

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Alice Cooper – I’ll Bite Your Face Off
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – September 9, 2011

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