Tuesday, December 29, 2015

1980, Flush The Fashion Tour 1980, USA, part 2 of 2

Part 2 the final b&w photos from
Flush The Fashion Tour 1980

(These photos were sent to me a while ago)











Monday, December 28, 2015

1980, Flush The Fashion Tour 1980, USA, part 1 of 2

Following photos were sent to me a while back.
They are black & white photos from
Flush The Fashion Tour 1980















Part 2 tomorrow


Saturday, December 26, 2015

1980, photos Flush The Fashion Tour 1980, Greek Theater

These 4 images sent to me a while ago stating this was 
Flush The Fashion Tour 1980
at the Greek Theater 






Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Here's a piece I did w/ a few manipulation
check out the snowflakes or should I say skullflakes.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Metal Rules interview with Tommy Henriksen

Metal Rules has an amazing interview w/ Tommy Henriksen
Tommy talks about his experience w/ Alice Cooper 
and a number of bands he played w/ back in the day.
I didn't know he played w/ Warlock and Doro's debut album.
I had to pull them out and see for myself. Although Warlock there wasn't
any info other than who wrote the songs. 
Tommy also talks about trying out for Ozzy and David Lee Roth.
The guy's been around.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

2015, Hollywood Vampires vinyl

When the release of Hollywood Vampires on vinyl was
coming out I went to Newbury Comics to pick it up.
Unfortunately only a few selected stores had them.
So I didn't get it right away but I remember the store clerk
said the one at Faneuil Hall in Boston has one. I figured it
would of been bought by now since the CDs were sold out
and had to wait for second shipping.
So I put it off and received an email from Newbury Comics that
last Friday was 25% OFF on all vinyl so I called up
and they still had it. So they were kind of enough to hold it until I got
there which wasn't a long time. 
So it originally was $25.99 w/ discount the cost was $19.49.


This album come in two vinyls
All the tracks are the same order as the CD
Just broken up
Side A is 4 tracks
Side B is 3 tracks
Side C is 4 tracks
Side D is 3 tracks

The gatefold includes the intro by Bernie Taupin
and the track list w/ credits of who's playing on each track
just like the inside of the CD booklet.

Vinyl sleeves were just white paper

I was actually hoping to find some candid photos of these musicians
in the studio or something. Matter of fact the artwork on the 
inside cover of the CD booklet doesn't appear here.

The vinyl label is like the CD artwork.
Of course vinyl now is much heavier and the sound quality is much better.



2015, Hollywood Vampires 
vinyl

Cover



Back Cover

 


Inside gatefold



One of the record labels

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday

Celebrating Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday.
Although he passed away on May 14, 1998 at the age of 82 that
didn't the entertainment business to promote specials, books and music
of The Chairman of the Board.


Here's an anecdotal story of Alice Cooper meeting Frank Sinatra.



from 2007, Alice Cooper, Golf Monster by Alice Cooper
 Pg 165

I was playing on a celebrity softball team with the Carpenters, Steve
Martin, Albert Brooks, Kenny Rogers, and some others. We would meet in
Las Vegas and play for Steve Wynn’s charity against other celebrity teams.
Sometimes these games would draw around 10,000 people.

I was sitting on the bench and there was a kid, about twelve years old,
who wanted to watch the game but couldn’t get in. He wouldn’t give up,
though, and I finally went over and grabbed him and sat him on the bench
next to me and Steve Martin. The kid was happy as a clam.

That night I was out on the town when this guy came over to me. ‘Hey,
Alice, the boss wants to see you.’

I asked myself, "Who’s the boss?”

I follow this guy and it’s Frank Sinatra. “Hey, Coop,” he said.

I was totally flabbergasted. ‘How are you doing, Mr. Sinatra? This is
really an honor.”

“Hey, man, you did me a real solid today. I owe you.’

Sinatra owes me? “What did I do?‘ I asked.

“You know that kid you let into the baseball game? That was Jilly’s kid.”
Jilly Rizzo was Sinatra’s closest confidant. “I owe you one.’

I called my mom after that. ‘I just met Sinatra! And he owes me one!”


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Biography of Salvador Dali, includes Alice Cooper comments and clips

Biography of Salvador Dali
I was always a Dali fan way before I knew Alice Cooper and Dali collaborated on
a project. But come to find out Alice was a fan of Dali back in high school.
This program includes plenty of comments and footage on Alice Cooper throughout this Dali biography

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hot Hits and Top of The Pops albums

I came across this site called Bad Album Covers
Hot Hits and Top of The Pops are compilation sort of like K-Tel albums.

Top of The Pops no relation to the popular BBC show
was a series by Hallmark that ran from 1968 to 1985.

Top of The Pops list Alice Cooper on two albums.
http://badcovers.com/category/uncategorized/

"Elected"



"Teenage Lament '74"




Alice Cooper is listed on two Hot Hits albums Vol. 13 and 18.

From the article they say Hot Hits ran for 3 years and covered 20 albums
you can view the rest at
http://badcovers.com/tag/music-for-pleasure/

Hot Hits – 13 – August 1972
Automatically Sunshine – originally by The Supremes
Where Is The Love – originally by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Popcorn – originally by Hot Butter
Silver Machine – originally by Hawkwind
My Guy – originally by Mary Wells
School’s Out – originally by Alice Cooper
Seaside Shuffle – originally by Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs
The Loco-Motion – originally by Little Eva
The Slider – originally by T Rex
10538 Overture – originally by The Electric Light Orchestra
Samson And Delilah – originally by Middle Of The Road
You Wear It Well – originally by Rod Stewart






Hot Hits – 18 – May 1973
Hell Raiser – originally by The Sweet
Brother Louie – originally by Hot Chocolate
No More Mr Nice Guy – originally by Alice Cooper
Giving It All Away – originally by Roger Daltrey
See My Baby Jive – originally by Wizzard
Drive-In Saturday – originally by David Bowie
Broken Down Angel – originally by Nazareth
You Want It You Got It – originally by The Detroit Emeralds
And I Love You So – originally by Perry Como
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) – originally by Deodato
One And One Is One – originally by Medicine Head
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love – originally by The Detroit Spinners





Saturday, December 5, 2015

Congratulations to the marriage of Michael Bruce and Lynette Townsend

From SickThings Hunter Goatley
Posted the wedding last night of Michael Bruce and Lynette Townsend in Arizona.

Congratulations Michael and Lynette



Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015, Michael Monroe Interview on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

This week December 3rd on The Eddie Trunk Podcast interview w/ Michael Monroe
who mentions Alice Cooper a number of times through out the interview.