Album with guest musicians ZZ Top Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover. Out July 28th, 2017
Alice Cooper new album Paranormal is also accompanied by a bonus disc featuring two new recordings the “King of Shock Rock” made with the original Alice Cooper band, “Genuine American Girl” and “You and All of Your Friends.” Those two songs mark the first time Cooper and his former band mates recorded together since the Seventies.
The bonus disc also includes six of Cooper’s greatest hits recorded live with his new backing band at a May 2016 concert in Columbus, Ohio.
“Paranormal”, Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28th, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.
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The 12 track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings.
Larry Mullen Jr.’s collaboration came about after producer Bob Ezrin made the suggestion, as Alice explains: “Bob Ezrin and I sat there, and Bob says, ‘What do you think about Larry Mullen on drums?’ And I went, ‘That’s a great idea. It’ll change things up so much on just the basic tracks.'”
Reflecting upon Larry’s unconventional recording process, Alice added to Eddie Trunk: “Larry said, ‘I wanna see the lyrics.’ I said, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I play to the lyrics. I don’t play to the bass.’ And I said, ‘That is so cool — just the idea that you’re interpreting the lyrics on the drums.’ So that totally makes the album another album.”
Fellow rock legend Billy Gibbons lends his idiosyncratic guitar playing to a track called “I’ve Fallen In Love And I Can’t Get Up’.
Alice said: “After we cut the record, I went, ‘If Billy Gibbons doesn’t play on this, we shouldn’t put this one out,’ ’cause, I mean, it is so much him. And he got the record, and he said, ‘I’ve got the flu, but, man, this song makes me feel better.’ He just killed it.”
Alice Cooper/Deep Purple/Edgar Winter 2017 Tour Dates
8/12 — The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nev.
8/13 — Greek Theatre — Los Angeles, Calif.
8/15 — Ak-Chin Pavilion — Phoenix, Ariz.
8/16 — Isleta Amphitheater — Albuquerque, N.M.
8/18 — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion — Woodlands, Texas
8/19 — Starplex Pavilion — Dallas, Texas
8/23 — Jiffy Lube Live — Bristow, Va.
8/24 — BB&T Pavilion — Camden, N.J.
8/26 — Jones Beach Theater — Wantagh, N.Y.
8/27 — Xfinity Center — Mansfield, Mass.
8/28 — PNC Bank Arts Center — Holmdel, N.J.
8/30 — Klipsch Music Center — Noblesville, Ind.
9/01 — KeyBank Pavilion — Burgettstown, Penn.
9/02 — Budweiser Stage — Toronto, Ontario
9/03 — DTE Energy Music Theatre — Detroit, Mich.
9/06 — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater — Chicago, Ill.
9/08 — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater — St. Louis, Mo.
9/09 — Blossom Music Center — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9/10 — Riverbend Music Center — Cincinnati, Ohio