Monday, October 10, 2011

VIDEO: Alice Cooper discusses Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Alice Cooper is currently on the road across Europe, touring in support of his new album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” - the sequel to his classic 1975 concept album.

Before he hit the road, Alice sat down with WDHA-FM 105.5 FM, the rock music station licensed to Dover and Morristown, New Jersey, to discuss the project, its inspiration, and working with longtime partner, producer Bob Ezrin.

“He [Ezrin] brings out the very worst in me, and I bring out the worst in him,” explains Cooper, “which makes us make really good albums. Bob is really the other half of Alice: he understands Alice as much as I do... and we write for the character; we don’t write for me, cuz Alice is another being. [for example] ‘I would say this, but Alice would never say that.’ So, when I write ‘I’ll Bite Your Face Off,” that’s coming from Alice.”

“It’s fun to write for a character,” Alice continues, “because we created him over the years, and we know what he thinks, we know what his sense of humor is, we know how he talks, what his sarcasm is…everything like that.”

Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare interview
WDHA’s Box Of Rock

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Alice Cooper – I’ll Bite Your Face Off (2011)

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