Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Alice Cooper premieres video for The Sound Of A

Alice Cooper is premiering a video for “The Sound Of A”, the next single from his latest album “Paranormal.”

The song, whose origins date back 50 years, was rediscovered by the shock-rocker when original Alice Cooper Band bassist Dennis Dunaway suggested the track during sessions for the project.

"Dennis brought in the song and he played it for me and I said, 'wow Dennis, I remember when you wrote this song in 1967,'" explains Cooper. "He goes, 'you’re right about the year, but you wrote it!' He says, 'this was the first song you ever wrote.'

"So, he brought it in and Bob Ezrin says ‘I love this, we gotta do this song.' In the end, it became the most psychedelic track because during the recording of it, everybody just went off on these guitar parts and it just swirled at the end. It really ended up being one of the most interesting songs on the album - with a great story behind it. I totally forgot that I wrote it!"

"The Sound Of A" will be issued as a single on February 23; available as a limited-edition CD single and on 10-inch white vinyl, the release also includes four previously unreleased live songs recorded in Columbus, Ohio in 2016.

“Paranormal” – which peaked at No. 32 on the US Billboard 200 – features guest appearances by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr.

Cooper – who delivered a Halloween performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live with the help of the Foo Fighters – recently wrapped up his 2017 live dates and will return to the stage in Windsor, ON on March 1 when he launches a spring 2018 tour of North America.

NOTE: The video below is not available in all regions due to restrictions at source beyond hennemusic's control.

See also:

Alice Cooper among nominees for Songwriters Hall Of Fame
VIDEO: Alice Cooper and Foo Fighters rock as Dave Grohl hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live
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Alice Cooper announces North American tour
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