“Alice Cooper: Story Of The Songs” will premiere on Reelz on Sunday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Cooper has his personal wild chapter within the story of rock music as one of many biggest showmen to ever carry out. The band of the identical title was led by his signature model of theatricality which shocked and delighted audiences. In exploring three enormous Cooper hits, see what was behind the singular model of the godfather of shock rock from the revolutionary and controversial stage exhibits to the enduring and rebellious 1972 smash hit “College’s Out”. Along with his first-hand account of sharing the stage with Cooper, guitarist Steve Hunter discusses the exhilaration of opening night time for the notorious “Welcome To My Nightmare” album tour whereas former Cooper bass participant Prakash John recollects the distinctive and horror-fueled performances that broke inventive boundaries. Guitarist Dweezil Zappa shares tales of how his legendary producer and musician father Frank Zappa signed the Alice Cooper band whereas the GTO‘s Pamela De Barres shares her tales of serving to the fledgling Vincent Fournier turn out to be Alice Cooper from his model to his sound. Award-winning video director Nigel Dick and actress Rana Kennedy give perception into capturing Cooper‘s iconic “Poison” video and the way his late Nineteen Eighties comeback cemented his legacy as an all-time nice. Additionally featured within the documentary are former HANOI ROCKS vocalist Michael Monroe and TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider.
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Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical model of laborious rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror films, vaudeville, and storage rock, the group created a stage present that featured electrical chairs, guillotines, pretend blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour usually, performing exhibits worldwide with the darkish and horror-themed theatrics that he is finest recognized for. With a schedule that features six months annually on the street, Cooper brings his personal model of rock psycho-drama to followers each previous and new, having fun with it as a lot because the viewers does. Referred to as the architect of shock rock, Cooper (in each the unique ALICE COOPER band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the established order, persevering with to shock followers and exude hazard at each flip, like a terrific horror film, even in an period the place CNN can current real-life stunning photos. His newest album, “Detroit Tales”, is out through earMUSIC.