Sunday, September 29, 2013

Alice Cooper completes covers album



Alice Cooper has revealed that he has completed work on his forthcoming covers album.

“It’s all done,” said Alice told Chad Tyson of the 98.7 The Gater in West Palm Beach, Florida last Thursday. “It’ll probably be coming out in the spring. We’re still adding on certain people; we have a list of people that we want to get and a lot of times it’s scheduled. In a situation like this, you have certain friends you want to put on the record and their availability is really what it is…y’know, finding where they are, what they want to play and when they want to play.”

Pushed for names of the special guests, Alice replied, “I’m just saying…probably the ‘usual suspects’. Put it that way.”

In July, Cooper revealed the focus of the project is a very specific, and personal, time period for him.

"We specified a certain time period and said, 'Let's stay within that. Let's not move it around too much’”, he told Billboard. "We specified a certain time period and said, 'Let's stay within that. Let's not move it around too much.' We don't want to be doing cover songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more '73, '74, '75."

Alice’s reference to "the time period of the Hollywood vampires" recalls the hard-partying crew of the early- and mid-70s that included the likes of John Lennon, the Who's Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr and "honorary" guests such as T. Rex's Marc Bolan and Keith Allison of Paul Revere & The Raiders.

The set will also include Sunset Strip forebears such as the Doors' Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.

Bob Ezrin, who produced several of Cooper's 70s best-sellers as well as 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", is working on the project.






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