Saturday, January 30, 2016

Out takes of Alice Cooper by Photographer Terry O'Neill

Some more photos by Terry O'Neill
These look like out takes of a photo shoot. This photo appeared
in the "Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper" box set booklet.
Although no date given but looks like during Alice's solo career as
you can see an Alice promo photo in background of the first 3 photos.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Neal Smith's 2016 auction starts February 1st to February 20th.

Here are just some of the items Neal Smith
is auctioning off this February 1st to the 20th.
Most of the clothing was created by his sister Cindy Smith
who is married to Dennis Dunaway.

To see full images and details go to:

Neal Smith Outfit, With Pants Worn on Back Cover of Love it to Death (1971). These multi-colored, patchwork velvet pants, fashioned by Cindy, the band's seamstress and Smith's sister, are prominently seen as worn by Neal Smith on the back cover of the landmark 1971 effort Love it to Death.

Neal Smith Stage-Worn Side Button Trousers (circa 1973). Alice, Neal, and guitarist Glen Buxton each purchased a pair of these side-button trousers from a Florida tailor (incidentally, the same tailor who had made pants for Jimi Hendrix!), and Smith wore these on stage during the Billion Dollar Babies era.

Neal Smith Road-Worn Black & Gold Spanish Bolero Jacket. As a part of Neal Smith's road wardrobe while on tour throughout the early-mid 1970s, this black-and-gold Spanish-styled bolero jacket fit right in with the rest of the seminal band's eccentric clothes. Imported from Mexico by Henderson & McMillan of Los Angeles, the jacket is comprised of 100% wool, with marbled plastic buttons, and flat gold thread trim.

Neal Smith Stage-Worn Sequined Pants (circa 1972). Here we have a pair of black spandex, cotton, and blue-sequined pants worn on stage by original Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith, during the flamboyant Shock Rock band's incredibly successful tour behind the platinum-selling smash School's Out. These glitzy trousers can also be seen on the cover of the Alice Cooper The Essentials compilation, sported by Neal Smith in a group shot. 

Neal Smith's Billion Dollar Babies 1973 Tour Premier Mirror Ball Drum Set.
This iconic set consists of two (2) kick drums (22 inches), three (3) floor toms (16 inches), six (6) rack toms (3 measure 14 inches and 3 measure 13 inches), six (6) stand toms (measuring 16 inches, 15 inches, 14 inches, 13 inches, 12 inches and 10 inches), an era correct chrome Premier snare (14 inches), 3 early 1970's Zildjan 18 inch crash/ride cymbals and all hardware.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Alice Cooper appears on Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here Symphonic

Release February 5th

This much anticipated symphonic reworking of Pink Floyds iconic 1975 #1 album WISH YOU WERE HERE marks the 
40th anniversary of the original album release.

For the first time ever, WISH YOU WERE HERE is issued in spectacular symphonic sound, newly recorded at 
Abbey Road Studios where Pink Floyd recorded the original Wish You Were Here.

The diverse and stellar line-up on the album features Rock icon Alice Cooper (vocals), Dave Fowler & Stephen McElroy 
of the Australian Pink Floyd Show (guitars), the legendary Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and the London Orion Orchestra
 with Peter Scholes, conductor & arranger.

WISH YOU WERE HERE is the second Pink Floyd album to use a conceptual theme written entirely by Roger Waters.

The song Wish You Were Here written as tribute to founding bandmate Syd Barrett and his mental breakdown is sung 
here by Alice Cooper, who toured with Pink Floyd whilst Syd was still in the band in the late 60s.

Available for preorder at AmazonUK and AmazonUS

Track list:
  1. Wish You Were Here
  2. The Orchestra Tunes
  3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I V)
  4. Welcome to the Machine
  5. Have a Cigar
  6. Wish You Were Here
  7. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI IX)
  8. Eclipse (from the upcoming symphonic Dark Side Of The Moon)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Alice Cooper appears on Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

Starting Sunday, January 24 at 9|8c only on AXS TV.

Sammy Hagar Takes Viewers On An Intimate and Unforgettable Journey 
Celebrating All Things Rock N’ Roll With Tommy Lee, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, 
Alice Cooper, Jerry Cantrell, Nancy Wilson, The Circle, and more!

Six episodes this season not sure which episode Alice Cooper is on.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Alice Cooper by the pool, Photographer Terry O'Neill

Here's a few photos of Alice Cooper by the pool.
Photographer Terry O'Neill dated as 1980 w/ question
but is more like 1976.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

1979 Alice Cooper by Photographer Terry O'Neill

Following photos by Photographer Terry O'Neill
were sent to me a while back that are dated 1979

Monday, January 11, 2016

Alice Cooper's Instagram on the passing of David Bowie

the complete Instagram by Alice reads:

realalicecooper It's hard to know exactly what to say when you hear of someone's passing. 
I know that I have certainly lost one of my life-time Rock and Roll theatrical comrades in
 #DavidBowieWe both started in theatrical Rock N Roll at the same time, and in some cases 
we challenged each other to go farther and push the envelope.
The loss of David Bowie will be hard to swallow for everyone. He leaves behind a rich history 
of musical and cultural experimentation and invention that will rarely be seen again, if ever.
He was one of a kind. The man that fell to Earth has gone back to the planet that he came from.
Condolences to his family and fans.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kane Roberts on Ric's Corner

Kane Roberts is interviewed on Ric Drain show Ric's Corner
this is published on April 2015
Mostly about bodybuilding but Kane talks about music and his art work.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Lair of the Vampires, excerpt from Alice Cooper Golf Monster

An excerpt from Alice Cooper, Golf Monster 2007
A chapter on The Hollywood Vampires titled
The Lair of the Vampires 

The Lair of the Vampires (pages 136 - 137)
(following photos are not from the book)

The Rainbow was an ultracool nightclub, and we were notorious
patrons. At the time, we all were very functional. The membership included
only household entertainment names. John Belushi was a member. Jack
Nicholson would show up every once in a while. Anyone who was playing
Los Angeles became an Honorary Vampire. We even had a softball team.

Lennon, Nilsson, Alice, and Micky Dolenz

Alice's parents w/ Alice in his softball Hollywood Vampires jersey

I remember Bruce Springsteen was invited up one night. It was when
the press had billed him as the “New Dylan.”
“Sit down, Bruce,” I told him. “I’ve got to talk to you about something
important.‘ Bruce was wearing cowboy boots. Bernie Taupin, who was a
Vampire at the time, was sitting to the other side of him.
“Look, you‘re really talented,” I said. “But whatever you do, don’t let
them sell you as the next Bob Dylan. That’s suicide. You’re Bruce Springsteen,
not Bob Dylan.”
Then Bernie tapped him on the shoulder. “Bruce, I’ve got to tell you
something.” Bernie started talking to Bruce. While his attention was on
Bernie, I poured my drink into his cowboy boot.
After Bernie, I got his attention back. Bruce would turn to me, and
Bernie would pour his drink into Bruce’s other boot. By the end of the
night, the poor guy was sloshing around. The whole room was in hysterics.

Anne Murray w/ The Hollywood Vampires John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Micky Dolenz

Bernie and I were the best of friends. Inseparable. Looking back, it was
some of the most fun times of my life. It was also right before thing started
caving in. A lot of those guys eventually died. Harry Nilsson. Keith Moon.
John Belushi. I guess I was one of the few survivors out of that bunch. You
can’t drink like that and not know that at some point it’s going to catch up
with you. VO Canadian Club and Coke. That’s all I drank as a Vampire.
Beer during the day, whiskey at night. 
We had our very own waitress, a blond gum chewer named Schottzie.
Schottzie was great because she took care of us and never took any crap.
“Harry, you’ve had enough.”
“John, you’re out of line.”
“Alice, you haven’t had anything all night. What’s your problem?”
“I’m on penicillin.”
Schottzie was like our mother and the perfect waitress. We listened to
her when she’d lay down the law and grab our car keys. I would find a ride
out front, then I’d slip her a hundred dollars.

Ringo, Moon, Cooper

I look back at my drinking club days as another life long ago. They were
great times, but they were also the lost years. But it’s funny, the Vampires
were all extremely productive during that time. Harry Nilsson was cutting
his Nilsson Schmilsson records. Jack Nicholson was making great movies.
Bernie was writing hits with Elton John. Belushi was a Blues Brother and a
cast member on Saturday Night Live. We were all riding a huge wave of
celebrity. I could go anywhere in the world and people would recognize me.
We felt immortal. Yet in the back of our minds, we knew we couldn’t live
like that forever. It could end at any time, so we’d better party hard and live
each night like it was our last. And for some of us, it was.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

1977, Lace And Whiskey Tour photos

I am not the seller of these photos. I seen them posted on eBay 
the other day from Lace And Whiskey Tour 1977
Just thought they may be interesting to some fans of that tour

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

EvenSpot wishes everyone in 2016 peace, health, happiness and rock n' roll