Monday, March 31, 2014

1999, aug, METAL EDGE, The Real Man In The Box

August 1999

Metal Edge

Article, AD, and News all on Alice Cooper's Box Set

Pg 5, contents

Pg 7
Box Set full page AD

Pg 26 - 30

Pg 32
Metal Wire section

Saturday, March 29, 2014

more Alice Cooper mentions in other books

Following are five books that briefly mention Alice Cooper

1992, hardcover
The Persistence of Memory
Biography of Dali
Meredith Etherington - Smith

Being a fan for years and read a number of books on Dali
this is one of my favorites.

Pg 376

Dali and Gala had always been interested in celebrities. During the
1970s they became particularly fascinated by the emerging phenome-
non of rock superstars, latter-day dandies who were famous in the
same populist way that Dali was famous. Dali loved them, and they
admired him. He cultivated them assiduously; he made a hologram of
Alice Cooper’s brain that formed part of the exhibition at the Knoedler
Gallery in 1972, and John Lennon commissioned him to create a
birthday present for Ringo Starr. But the world of rock and roll, while
intriguing him with its excess and its power of worldwide communica-
tion, also produced the greatest threat to his happiness in the unlikely
figure of an unknown singer from Ohio called Jeff Fenholt.

from Evenspotspeaks:  Jeff Fenholt played Jesus Christ in the musical
Jesus Christ Superstar. Dali feared his wife Gala was having an affair
with Fenholt.

1993, paperback
 Come As You Are
The Story of Nirvana
Michael Azerad

This reissue came out after Cobain's death
I always wanted to read this cause I remember reading
that Cobain said they were too honest in this book.

Pg 87

Around that time, the so-called alternative rock scene was under-
going one of its periodic sea-changes. Although they wouldn’t have
been caught dead admitting it even a year before, people were now
quietly admitting that yes, seventies dinosaurs like Aerosmith and
Led Zeppelin and Kiss and Alice Cooper really did rock. But it
wasn’t like punk rock never happened, either. A new tide of musi-
cians began synthesizing the hard rock they were raised on in the
seventies and the American indie punk rock they had embraced in
the eighties.

2000, paperback 
Captain Beefheart The Biography
by Mike Barnes

Excellent book on Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet. 
What I like about this book is they interview all the members in 
the band and since Captain Beefheart didn't want to be involved 
the next best thing Barnes did was pull out old articles to quote him.

p 121

... the unhinged a cappella singer Wild Man Fischer, raconceur Lord
Buckley and Alice Cooper - to whom Van Vliet was antipathetic to say the
least. Cooper’s alleged cruelty to animals onstage, although hyped up,
annoyed him so much he warned Cooper, via the press, that if they met
again he’d spank his ass.

2003, paperback
Fargo Rock City 
by Chuck Klosterman

At the time of this book Chuck Klosterman was a senior writer at SPIN magazine and other publications. Not sure if he's still w/ SPIN.
This book is about his teen years growing up in North Dakota listening to hair band music. 
Chuck is more of a KISS fan from what I can tell. Subtitle of the book is titled 
“A Heavy Metal Odyssey In Rural North Dakota.”

pg 151

One section of the book called “Jack Factor” which is what it would cost him not to play a certain album ever again. Before Chuck list them he gives a few he won’t consider such as no Led Zeppelin or Ozzy-era Black Sabbath saying they are just about better than any record on his list.

As for Alice Cooper, Chuck states on #9. No Alice Cooper concept records, and no Alice Cooper records that seem like concept records (which - as far as I can tell - is the entire Alice Cooper catalog before he started to suck).

I think Chuck would be a good guest on That Metal Show. This book is pretty good even though Chuck doesn’t seem to like Alice Cooper. Beside that it’s a good book on 80’s metal mostly hair bands.
If you are wondering Chuck’s “Jack Factor” the least is Van Halen, 1984 (Jack Factor: $66)
Top was Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (Jack Factor: $5,001)

2008, paperback
A Devil on One Shoulder
and an Angel on The Other
The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon
by Greg Prato

An excellent book on Shannon Hoon
one of the most overlooked performers. 
This book is more like reading a documentry of the band.
They quote the band, family, friends, road crew,
managers, record label employees even quote Shannon Hoon
from previous interviews.

I've been a fan of Blind Melon ever since I heard them.
Unfortunately everyone heard "No Rain" then didn't bother w/ them.
SOUP was the follow up and is just as good as the debut.
After Shannon's death NICO came out which has some excellent tunes.

photo of Shannon sporting Alice Cooper make-up 
at a Halloween party.

In any musician bio or story I would always look through the index to spot Alice's name.
Unfortunately I notice a number of books including this one don't include an index.

But I do remember reading in this book Shannon was sporting Alice Cooper
make up but thumbing through the book now I can't find it.
It was only one short sentence.
Trust me it was Alice Cooper make up.

Friday, March 28, 2014

2010, may, august, Classic Rock, april, SLASH, Limited Edition Collector's Mag and CD

May 2010

Classic Rock #144

Pg 103, Reissues

August 2010

Classic Rock #148

Pg 104, Live! 
This is interesting article
Alice talks about the follow up from
Along Came A Spider called The Night Shift
that he later dropped and worked on
Welcome 2 My Nightmare.
I wonder if Alice will ever return to this recording after his covers release.

April 2010

Classic Rock 
Limited Edition Collector's Mag

This special package came with Slash's new CD that included
the Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger track Baby Can't Drive
that wasn't released on the first outing of this CD in stores.

Pg 68 - 69

As you can see below these images they are not posing together
just some Photoshop manipulation

came with this issue the CD includes the bonus track by
Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger, Baby Can't Drive

This is just some of the inside of the Exclusive Limited Edition
There are no pics of Alice or Nicole.


Back Cover



Center spread


including iron-on patch

2001, mar-apr, INSTANT, Alice Cooper The King of Shock Rock

INSTANT was a black & white magazine
that was published from Berkeley, CA 
It was FREE at available record shops.
This happens to be the last issue.

March - April 2001


Pg 26

Last printed page of Instant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2011, july, Classic Rock

July 2011

Classic Rock #159

Pg 94 - 95
Old School Box Set review

Pg 67, Download
Intro page of Download article
I just scan the page with Alice Cooper pics

Pg 67, Download
Very short piece on Alice Cooper at Download

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2002, mar-apr, HM, The Hard Music Magazine

I don't know if this publication is still around. 
I only seen it once when Alice Cooper was on the cover.
I believe this is a christian rock magazine.

March - April 2002

The Hard Music Magazine


Pg 9, Contents

Pg 28 - 30

Pg 32 - 35

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2003, oct, MOJO, Last Night A Record Changed My Life

October 2003


Pg 30

Alice talks about the West Side Story album.
It's interesting to point out that actor David Winter
who played A-Rab of The Jets gang member
would later direct Alice Cooper's
 Welcome To My Nightmare concert movie.

Monday, March 24, 2014

2011, oct, Classic Rock, Guest Editor Alice Cooper

October 2011

Classic Rock #163
Guest Editor Alice Cooper

Cardboard Envelope that holds this issue.



Front Cover

Pg 13, 
Alice Cooper, Guest Editor

Pg 18
First time reunion of original band
for Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Pg 30, Heavy Rotation
Alice #2

Pg 60 - 62
From The Inside story

Pg 94 - 95
Welcome 2 My Nightmare review

Following are Alice Cooper Approved
articles. Alice Cooper would give a little
intro to the following articles.

Pg 36, Pink Floyd

Pg 40, Jimi Hendrix

Pg 48, Leslie West

Pg 64, Peter Grant
Led Zeppelin's Manager

Pg 70, Johnny Winter

Pg 92, Full page ad on
Alice Cooper
Limited Edition Collector's Pack