ALICE COOPER Wrote 30 Songs For His Upcoming Two Studio Albums

In a brand new interview with Germany’s Rolling Stone, legendary rocker Alice Cooper confirmed that he’s engaged on two new albums with longtime producer Bob Ezrin.

“Lots of these had been born through the plague,” he mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “We could not go touring for 18 months, so what’s a musician gonna do? Nicely, they’ll write songs. Everyone has a studio of their home. So we had been writing songs and doing demos. And on the finish of this entire factor, I received in contact with Bob and mentioned, ‘Here is 30 songs.’ And we determined, ‘Okay, let’s do two albums.’ However the two albums are undoubtedly two totally different angles of coming in to Alice Cooper. One may be very laborious rock; the opposite one is tough rock however it’s twisted. And that is all I can say about it proper now, as a result of there’s a few actually necessary issues about each albums.”

Cooper beforehand spoke about his new music throughout an look this previous January on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. “I am engaged on two albums proper now, really — two studio albums,” he mentioned. “And all I can say is that one is written — completely written — and we’ll be doing mattress tracks for that one fairly quickly. After which the opposite one is only a contact sooner or later, however that is being written proper now too. They’re two totally totally different sorts of albums, however they’re Alice Cooper pure rock and roll albums. The 2 albums will actually be laborious rock albums.”

On the time, the 74-year-old singer mentioned that the primary of his new LPs would arrive later this 12 months.

“It is form of just like the previous days while you’re touring and placing out information on the identical time,” Alice defined. “It form of takes me again to while you’re doing ‘Love It To Demise’ and then you definitely tour for ‘Love It To Demise’. Whereas you are doing ‘Love It To Demise’, you are writing ‘Killer’. When ‘Love It To Demise’ is over, ‘Killer’ comes out and then you definitely go assist that. And when you’re doing ‘Killer’, you are writing ‘College’s Out’. So we’re form of piggybacking all the things. And I form of like that. It retains all the things shifting. I do not like these large chunks of time when there’s nothing happening.”

Additionally in January, Alice‘s guitarist Nita Strauss revealed to Detroit’s WRIF radio station that she and her Cooper bandmates “recorded fairly a little bit of music” for his upcoming album. “The band did even have an enormous half within the scripting this time, which is the primary time that is occurred within the eight years that I have been within the band,” she mentioned. “So it was actually, actually enjoyable — actually thrilling for us to get to work with a legend like Bob Ezrin. [It was] an enormous, large honor to be within the studio with him and Alice creating what we hope might be some extra Alice Cooper music to simply add to his legacy.”

She added: “I am on the [Alice Cooper] reside DVD. I am on the reside album releases, the reside tracks which can be bonus tracks and stuff, however [this is my] first studio album with Alice. I am really the one particular person within the [current lineup of Alice‘s] band that hasn’t recorded something with Alice earlier than, so that is large for me. [I’m] very, very honored.”

A 12 months in the past, Alice instructed Australia’s Heavy that he needed to report his subsequent album on the highway with the present lineup of his solo band. “I prefer it — I like the thought,” he mentioned. “I introduced up the thought as a result of my stage band is so tight. They don’t seem to be even on [‘Detroit Stories’]. However they’re so tight that they will play something. And I mentioned, ‘Nicely, then why do not we write the songs on the highway in regards to the highway? Let’s write the songs about what occurs on the highway.’ Or simply it may very well be humorous, it may very well be tragic, it may very well be no matter. I mentioned, ‘However let’s make this album rock, such as you guys do. And I would like to play it reside throughout soundchecks.’ As an alternative of taking part in ‘Eighteen’ or ‘College’s Out’ or doing a soundcheck day-after-day, I mentioned, ‘Let’s rehearse these songs.’ After which, at one level, someplace on the highway when we now have two days off, we’ll arrange the following gig and report all of them — report them reside in a venue.’ And I mentioned, ‘That will be distinctive. No one’s ever completed that. So let’s do one thing no one’s ever completed.'”

Alice went on to say that he had each confidence that the members of his present solo band — Strauss, Tommy Henriksen (guitar),Ryan Roxie (guitar),Chuck Garric (bass) and Glen Sobel (drums) — would be capable to rise to the event and make an album whereas on tour. “In case you get the appropriate gamers, you are able to do something,” he mentioned. “I’ve received Nita Strauss in there. Nita is only a monster guitar participant. She was voted ‘Guitarist Of The Decade’ journal in Guitar journal, and my drummer was voted ‘Finest Drummer In Rock’. And the beauty of this band is that they by no means have a foul night time; they’re good each night time. And so they’re all greatest buddies. I by no means hear an argument; I by no means hear an ego pop up; I by no means hear anyone yelling at anyone until it is humorous. All I hear backstage is laughing.”

Launched in February 2021, “Detroit Tales” was recorded with Ezrin, largely in Royal Oak with Detroit musicians and that includes a mixture of unique materials alongside covers of songs by Bob Seger, the MC5, Mitch Ryder‘s DETROIT and OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY.

In 2018, Cooper issued “A Paranormal Night At The Olympia Paris”, a recording of his December 7, 2017 live performance on the world-renowned Olympia venue in France. The hassle captured Cooper and his present bandmates performing a selection collection of basic Cooper hits, along with some highlights from 2017’s “Paranormal” album. Alice later mentioned that he needed to launch a doc of his band’s onstage prowess as a result of they “deserved a reside album.”

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