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Susan Foreman 19th January 2014 08:01 PM

The Alice Cooper Thread
 
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Use this thread to discuss anything and everything to do with the ultimate Rock 'n Roll ghoul - Alice Cooper

To start with, it seems that Uncle Alice is going to be the 'special guest' on Motley Crue's "farewell" tour

Can't help thinking this is a case of the Master supporting the Students

applecore 19th January 2014 09:04 PM

Possibly, though I can see why they'd have Alice opening for Crue. I take it that tour is in America? As far as I know, Crue are bigger than Alice over there. If it were here it'd likely be the other way around, or at least a co-headline.

Susan Foreman 19th January 2014 09:07 PM

The Nightmare - a 1975 television special featuring Alice and Vincent Price, based on the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' album...and a few other Cooper classics.

Alice Cooper The Nightmare with Vincent Price - YouTube

Uncle Alice with 'The Muppets'*

The Muppet Show S03e07 - Alice Cooper - YouTube

*And this was the 'most dangerous man on the planet' at the time!

Rondadoronron 19th January 2014 09:42 PM

Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels
 
Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels - YouTube

Demdike@Cult Labs 19th January 2014 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by applecore (Post 388181)
Possibly, though I can see why they'd have Alice opening for Crue. I take it that tour is in America? As far as I know, Crue are bigger than Alice over there. If it were here it'd likely be the other way around, or at least a co-headline.

The last time Motley played a tour over here a few years back (saw them at the MEN in Manchester, they were excellent as usual. They played for three hours including interval and no support.) they headlined arenas. Alice is currently only selling out theatres - His last Manchester gig was the Apollo.

applecore 19th January 2014 11:41 PM

Weird, last time I saw Crue in the UK they were co-headlining with Def Leppard. Last Alice show I saw in the UK was Wembley Arena with Motorhead supporting, so I thought he was bigger.

applecore 19th January 2014 11:42 PM

Also has anyone read the graphic novel based on his The Last Temptation album? It's pretty cool. Been meaning to have another read of it, actually.

Demdike@Cult Labs 19th January 2014 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by applecore (Post 388231)
Weird, last time I saw Crue in the UK they were co-headlining with Def Leppard. Last Alice show I saw in the UK was Wembley Arena with Motorhead supporting, so I thought he was bigger.

Forgot about the Leppard tour.:doh:

Alice varies in venue size around the UK. His 2011 tour with New York Dolls took in arenas and theatres.

Anyway it matters not. Both acts are great and Motley have given themselves serious competition and the fans a fantastic bill.

Susan Foreman 20th January 2014 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Rondadoronron (Post 388188)

'Killer', the album which this track is taken from, is John Lydon's favourite record of all time!

Susan Foreman 20th January 2014 10:59 AM

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It has just been announced that Alice will join Aerosmith for the June 4th date of their upcoming Global Warming World Tour in Kristiansand, Norway!

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper & Aerosmith Rocking Out to The Beatles "Come Together" - YouTube

...and (of course) it HAD to be done!

( Alice Cooper Looks Like a Lady ) Aerosmith - Dude looks like a lady - YouTube

applecore 20th January 2014 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 388234)
Forgot about the Leppard tour.:doh:

Alice varies in venue size around the UK. His 2011 tour with New York Dolls took in arenas and theatres.

Anyway it matters not. Both acts are great and Motley have given themselves serious competition and the fans a fantastic bill.

Definitely. I'm quite jealous (though I'd much rather see Alice headlining as both times I've seen Crue they've been disappointing).

Also, regarding The Last Temtation comic, a sample page..

Jani 20th January 2014 05:28 PM

I don't care about Crüe, but I'm a big Alice fan, seen his show I think 7 times in Finland now.

tele1962 20th January 2014 08:57 PM

If you people can get your hands on this one from the Billion Dollar Babies you wont be disappointed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dilrC__7x1g

Susan Foreman 21st January 2014 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by tele1962 (Post 388365)
If you people can get your hands on this one from the Billion Dollar Babies you wont be disappointed.

For those who don't know, the band Billion Dollar Babies were a group put together by original ALice Cooper Band members Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce in 1977, after it became clear that Alice wasn't going to return to the original band after the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' album.

The album 'Battle Axe' features material that was originally written for the follow up to 'Muscle Of Love'.

Susan Foreman 22nd January 2014 11:30 AM

The original ALice Cooper Band cover The Beatles in 1972

Warning - It's VERY rough!

Alice Cooper - Hard Days Night Live 1972 - YouTube

Susan Foreman 24th January 2014 08:21 AM

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In keeping with the kind of picture certain cult members always seem to post!

Susan Foreman 29th January 2014 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 388174)
To start with, it seems that Uncle Alice is going to be the 'special guest' on Motley Crue's "farewell" tour

The dates announced for the Crue tour are all in the US and Canada, running between July and November, 2014.

From what I am led to believe, Alice is to be the special guest on ALL these shows

Before those dates, Alice is due to appear on the 'Rock Meets Classic Tour', which runs from Mar 9th - Apr 5th, but this tour is ONLY in Germany.

May 30th - June 5th feature more dates in Germany and a couple in Scandinavia

Looks like there is going to be very little Alice live activity in the UK this year

Demdike@Cult Labs 29th January 2014 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 389595)
The dates announced for the Crue tour are all in the US and Canada, running between July and November, 2014.

From what I am led to believe, Alice is to be the special guest on ALL these shows

Before those dates, Alice is due to appear on the 'Rock Meets Classic Tour', which runs from Mar 9th - Apr 5th, but this tour is ONLY in Germany.

May 30th - June 5th feature more dates in Germany and a couple in Scandinavia

Looks like there is going to be very little Alice live activity in the UK this year

Alice is onto a winner here.

Just read all the Crue stuff about their final tour and Alice is special guest on all 77 dates. He was there onstage in Vegas when the Crue final tour contracts were signed so he really is part of proceedings, rather than a hired hand.

Basically Alice is onto a winner because 77 dates in the US / Canada is a lot. Its also something he doesn't have to organize, plus with the hype starting now its bound to be selling out arenas constantly therefore he should regain a lot of fans Stateside.

I hope the tour comes over here next year. Lets pray it doesn't snow as our roofs may not be able to cope.

The cynical side of me says that whilst Crue will not tour again they will probably do one off shows.

Susan Foreman 31st January 2014 11:14 AM

For unknown reasons, it seems that Alice will NOT be appearing at the Hollywood, FL and Syracuse, NY shows with Mutley Crow

It has also been announced that the forthcoming Alice Cooper documentary, 'Super Duper Alice Cooper', directed by Sam Dunn (Metal: A Headbangers Journey', 'Iron Maiden: Flight 666', 'Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage') will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival which runs between April 16th and 27th in New York.

Susan Foreman 4th February 2014 12:33 AM

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The infamous chicken incident, at the Toronto Rock N' Roll Revival Show on September 13th, 1969

For those who do not know the story, Alice claims that the infamous "Chicken Incident" at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival concert in September 1969 was an accident. A chicken somehow made its way onto the stage and not having any experience around farm animals, he presumed that, because the chicken had wings, it would be able to fly.

He picked it up and threw it out over the crowd, expecting it to fly away. The chicken instead plummeted into the first few rows occupied by disabled people in wheelchairs, who reportedly proceeded to tear the bird to pieces. The next day the incident made the front page of national newspapers, who reported that he had bitten off the chicken's head and drunk its blood on stage

Frank Zappa, who was the bands producer at the time, told Alice not to deny this story because he said you can't buy this type of publicity!

Susan Foreman 7th February 2014 02:27 PM

Influences???

Missa Luba 1965: Sanctus

Missa Luba 1965: Sanctus (B4) - YouTube

Alice Sick Things 1973

Alice Cooper - Sick Things - YouTube

Susan Foreman 14th February 2014 11:43 AM

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The psycho-nurse from the recent tour

Remind anyone of Heath Ledgers Joker??

Susan Foreman 16th February 2014 11:08 AM

Trailer for the upcoming documentary 'Super Duper Alice Cooper'

Super Duper Alice Cooper (Trailer) - YouTube

Susan Foreman 17th February 2014 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 392746)
Trailer for the upcoming documentary 'Super Duper Alice Cooper'

Super Duper Alice Cooper (Trailer) - YouTube

The trailer has been removed because it appears that it was 'leaked too early'!

Susan Foreman 21st February 2014 12:23 PM

The trailer is back up on the alicecooper.com website. It would appear that comments about the use of cocaine have been removed from the one that appeared on youtube

alicecooper.com | EXCLUSIVE - Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer

"“Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher’s son, who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each others’ souls. The film is the first ever ‘doc opera’ – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of Alice Cooper.”"

Susan Foreman 13th March 2014 07:29 AM

The 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' DVD and Blu-Ray is set to be released on May 26th, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?ie=UTF8&in...ickthingsuk-21

Susan Foreman 16th March 2014 10:03 AM

Alice is currently taking part in the 'Rock Meets Classic' tour in Germany, featuring the Bohemian Prague Symphony Orchestra

House Of Fire, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Only Woman Bleed, Welcome To My Nightmare and Poison are here:

Alice Cooper at Rock meets Classic 2014 - YouTube

while School's Out, featuring all the artists who took part, is here:

Alice Cooper - School's Out - Rock meets Classic 2014 - YouTube

This constitutes the entire set, with the exception of the intro, which was the opening to 'Hello, Horray'

Susan Foreman 24th March 2014 03:52 PM

Slightly off-topic, but RIP Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus)

GWAR - School's Out - YouTube

Susan Foreman 23rd May 2014 09:11 AM

I KNOW we don't do politics here, but UKIP...

AliceCooper - Elected (1972 promo video) - YouTube

Alice Cooper - Laughing At Me - YouTube

Alice Cooper - Luney Tune (with lyrics) - YouTube

Alice Cooper - Damned If You Do - YouTube

Alice Cooper - Guilty - YouTube

MODS - if this is overstepping the mark, please feel free to remove this post!

Susan Foreman 20th June 2014 06:47 AM

There is a new Alice Cooper comic book, coming in September

Joe Harris Brings Alice Cooper To Comic Shelves - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Jani 28th June 2014 01:10 PM

Enjoyed Super Duper Alice Cooper, although there wasn't that much new revelations for me as a long time Cooper fan.There was that 2009 gig on CD too, nice set.He's currently making a cover album, presumably titled Hollywood Vampires.If anyone can cover Jim Morrison, it's Alice.

Susan Foreman 30th June 2014 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Jani (Post 408728)
He's currently making a cover album, presumably titled Hollywood Vampires

Apparently, Alice originally wanted the record to have the title 'All My Dead Drunk Friends'!

It seems that it's not going to be a completely covers record either. It should include some new songs, specially written for this release. Alice is quoted as saying: "We decided that in order to set up the 'Hollywood Vampires' thing, you had to kind of tell the story, and you had to write songs that were going to set up the story, and then get into the covers. So we had fun sitting there writing these new songs around it. So it's going to be quite a package, this thing is."

Due to the fact that most of the remainder of this year is being taken up with the Motley Crue tour, it's unlikely that the record will be released until either the end of 2014, or the beginning of 2015

Jani 30th June 2014 07:24 PM

Good news.

Make Them Die Slowly 2nd July 2014 08:54 PM

Suzi, I just got back from my 9 year old daughter's music night at school...the guitar class played "School's Out"!

Susan Foreman 3rd July 2014 09:45 AM

The Mutley Crow/Alice Cooper tour started yesterday (2nd July) in Grand Rapids, MI

Apparently, this is Alice's setlist:

1. Hello Hooray
2. No More Mr. Nice Guy
3. Billion Dollar Babies
4. I'm Eighteen
5. Under My Wheels
6. Poison
7. Dirty Diamonds
8. Welcome to My Nightmare
9. Feed My Frankenstein
10. Ballad of Dwight Fry
11. Killer/I Love The Dead
12. School's Out

Because he is the support act, the set is shorter than normal, and, although it is still going under the 'Raise The Dead' name, it seems that the covers section has been dropped

I have not seen any proper reports as yet, but it still seems that there is a lot of scope for the theatrics - the crutch ('I'm 18'), the FrankenAlice ('Feed My Frankenstein'), the straight-jacket ('Ballad of Dwight Frye') and the execution ('Killer'/'I Love the Dead')

Susan Foreman 3rd July 2014 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 409489)
The Mutley Crow/Alice Cooper tour started yesterday (2nd July) in Grand Rapids, MI

Apparently, this is Alice's setlist:

1. Hello Hooray
2. No More Mr. Nice Guy
3. Billion Dollar Babies
4. I'm Eighteen
5. Under My Wheels
6. Poison
7. Dirty Diamonds
8. Welcome to My Nightmare
9. Feed My Frankenstein
10. Ballad of Dwight Fry
11. Killer/I Love The Dead
12. School's Out

Because he is the support act, the set is shorter than normal, and, although it is still going under the 'Raise The Dead' name, it seems that the covers section has been dropped

I have not seen any proper reports as yet, but it still seems that there is a lot of scope for the theatrics - the crutch ('I'm 18'), the FrankenAlice ('Feed My Frankenstein'), the straight-jacket ('Ballad of Dwight Frye') and the execution ('Killer'/'I Love the Dead')

Reported Mutley Crow set:

Melonfarmer [sic] of the Year
Wild Side
Primal Scream
Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
Looks That Kill
On With the Show
Too Fast for Love
All Bad Things (World premiere)
Guitar Solo
Smokin' in the Boys' Room
Without You
Saints of Los Angeles
Anarchy in the U.K.
Too Young to Fall in Love
Drum Solo
Shout at the Devil
Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Live Wire
Dr. Feelgood
Girls, Girls, Girls
Kickstart My Heart
Encore:
Home Sweet Home

HOWEVER...it seems that things didn't go well with the Crow set:

Concert review: Motley Crue muffs 'The Last Tour' kickoff at Van Andel Arena | MLive.com

"To put it politely, Motley Crue did not have a good night Wednesday at Van Andel Arena. It was the official kickoff of the band’s 70-odd-date “Final Tour” – its last-ever go-round, they promise - and some glitches are to be expected. But the train derailed early and significantly, and it took the clearly frustrated group half the show to get back on track.

Three songs in, during “Primal Scream,” drummer Tommy Lee broke the head on his kick drum, prompting Mick Mars to fill time with a guitar solo. After five minutes of noisemaking and riffing on Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” – Mars seemed hung out to dry – singer Vince Neil took the mic and apologized, tossing in a forced laugh as he told the audience it would be a few minutes before they were ready to play again. The house lights came up, and the crowd got restless.

After a 10-minute delay, the band made a decent recovery, chugging through “Same Ol’ Situation” and “Looks that Kill.” “On With the Show” was supposed to merge with “Too Fast for Love,” but the band stopped dead in its tracks. “He broke something again,” Neil said of Lee. “The band forgot their own song,” bassist Nikki Sixx said. They restarted and powered through the number, Sixx visibly upset and off his game, and Neil looking confused. Then Mars experienced problems with his monitors and guitars. Cue another delay, and a few boos.

“Oh man. First-night (expletive). We’re breaking down. You guys can always say you were here,” Neil half-heartedly joked."


But, remembering who this thread is about, what was the report concerning Alice:

"If the world was a just place, opener Alice Cooper would be headlining arenas, with his protégés in spectacle – Kiss, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden – as the support act. But the Detroit-born legend is primarily a nostalgia act now, albeit a damn good one. His 50-minute set was all hits – “School’s Out,” “Under my Wheels,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Poison,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” – and classic Alice shtick. The original horror-rocker trotted out his pet boa constrictor, had his head chopped off in a guillotine, was tortured by a naughty and ghoulish nurse and was electrocuted in a Frankensteinian contraption. Nothing new for Alice, but we love him for never breaking character, and entertaining us without fail."

Susan Foreman 24th July 2014 11:33 AM

Rumour has it that the upcoming covers album will feature Paul McCartney, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Orianthi amongst others!

Demdike@Cult Labs 24th July 2014 12:24 PM

Yawn! Same old, same old from Alice, with the exception of Dirty Diamonds.

He's getting a free ride, be adventurous in your song selection for a change.

applecore 24th July 2014 12:45 PM

Not surprised to hear Motley Crue are leaving much to be desired. I saw them at Hellfest 2009 and walked off halfway through their set (they declined to appear on the screens either side of the stage, and instead played porn. Not what you want to be watching with your best mate and his Dad!), and again in 2011 or 2012 (I forget which) with Def Leppard and Steel Panther. They weren't the worst of the night (Def Leppard just sounded exhausted - understandable on the last gig of a full world tour, but talk about going out with a fizzle) but they weren't a patch on Steel Panther.

Alice, however, I've never seen put on a bad gig (although Hellfest 2010 was questionable, but only because he played School's Out twice for some reason).

Demdike@Cult Labs 24th July 2014 12:55 PM

I must admit i couldn't give two hoots if this tour crosses the Atlantic or not.

The Crue were past their best on The Carnival of Sins tour, occasionally it was difficult to tell if Mick Mars was actually alive or not. Neil's voice is totally shot now. They are quitting touring for a reason. If it wasn't the case they would continue just like Alice has. :)


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