Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Project interviews Alice Cooper

Thanks to Hunter Goatley for posting this Alice Cooper interview from The Project.

The Project talks to Alice about his new Aussie tour and more.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Alice's Instagram on Tom Petty

Alice says a few good words on the loss of Tom Petty
A classic performer who will always be remembered.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

2012, Travellers In Time interview with Mike Marconi

Mike Marconi who played w/ Alice Cooper during The Billion Dollar Babies Tour
and became a member of Billion Dollar Babies "Battle Axe" album in this
very informative interview. Mike also talks about working on Neal Smith's
solo album "Platinum God" and joining Blue Coupe on stage for a song or two.

Really good interview and Mike talks a lot about the "Battle Axe" album which
I have to say is still my favorite release from Post-Alice Cooper.







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rhino is back with limited edition vinyl for Rocktober

Announced at Goldmine Magazine
Tuesday, October 3 kicks off the first round of releases and continues with new releases every Tuesday throughout the month. ROCKTOBER 2017 features iconic artists Alice Cooper, Chicago, Dr. Feelgood, Faces, Grateful Dead, Heavy Metal, Jane’s Addiction, Nickelback, Skid Row, Testament, T-Rex, Velvet Underground and ZZ TOP.




Alice Cooper – Love It To Death – 1-LP Black and White Swirl Vinyl
Limited edition of 6,500 copies, $21.98

Alice Cooper – Pretties For You – 1-LP Red Colored Vinyl
Limited edition of 6,000 copies, $21.98

Alice Cooper – Special Forces – 1-LP White Colored Vinyl
Limited edition of 5,200 copies, $21.98

You can read full list of the other artists at Goldmine 



Friday, September 8, 2017

EvenSpotSpeaks Review on Special Edition The Nightmare DVD

Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition 
Featuring The Nightmare 1975 TV Special


Finally they released The Nightmare TV Special that should of been
released about 6 years ago. It would of gone well w/ the release of
Alice's new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare but better late than never I guess.

I still have the original VHS version that came out in 1983. I believe I ordered it from
some magazine at that time. 
So the DVD version isn't sharper than the VHS version in fact some
parts seem to be a bit grainy and color isn't sharp but from what I heard it was
taken from the original tape. As for the show itself still campy and enjoyed the songs
even a few alternative lyrics to "Devil's Food", "Awakening" and a few other songs I notice
Alice changed maybe 1 or 2 words. Of course Vincent Price was a perfect fit to give 
Alice a tour of his own nightmare and you see a young Sheryl Goddard later
to become Sheryl Cooper.

The second part includes Welcome To My Nightmare movie which I have seen
at the Drive-In back in '75 or '76. I later purchased the VHS version of this concert
from a 1988 KERRANG! Ad. I remember this was the first time I had to go 
and exchange U.S. currency to U.K. I must of watched that VHS tape a hundred times. 
Later on Rhino put out this show on DVD in '99.

So we come to 2017 version which has one major flaw. 
No "Department of Youth" they list it on the back cover and booklet. Also on the
DVD menu but when you click on it you get the end of the song as Alice is bowing
to the crowd and leads into introducing the band. Right before that "School's Out"
was being played then it jumps to Alice bowing to the audience.
Other than that I notice a lot of quick edits as it jumps to the next song. 
The solo battle of guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter are amazing but near the end
it doesn't fade out it jumps into the Vincent Price intro of "The Black Widow".
Pretty rough editing I would say through out.
Again no clean up on the film and it seems to be dark at times.
I personally think the VHS version I ordered from KERRANG! back in '88
was much better.

No interviews, comments or bonus footage.
You do get a booklet of 6 pages of credits some pics
w/ some small copy that was hard to read plus over some of 
the color background didn't help at all. Poor graphics.
Just a step above a bootleg version.

Update on the missing "Department of Youth"song: from a reliable source 
it was stated that the two programs put together are too much for the normal duel layer DVD
so they cut a track to fit it on one disc.
Personally I would of been happy w/ just The Nightmare than a half assed production.


Back of DVD clamshell
this copy is clear unlike the inside booklet



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Part 2 Dennis Dunaway interview w/ Steel Notes Magazine

Part One I posted back on Feb., 22, 2017
if you like to read Part One go to right side of the 
Part Two interview and click under Archive Issue to February 2017

Here is the final Part Two interview
w/ Dennis Dunaway 


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Alice Cooper interview SiriusXM Volume

If you missed the live Alice Cooper interview on SiriusXM Volume
You can view it here posted on Friday, August 25th.
Eddie Trunk host


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Alice Cooper at Wacken on August 5th 2017

Wacken 2017 August 5th
(view it on YouTube before some killjoy removes it)



Setlist:
Brutal Planet
No More Mr Nice Guy
Under My Wheels
The World Needs Guts
Woman of Mass Distraction
guitar solo - Nita
Poison
Halo of Flies
Feed My Frankenstein
Cold Ethyl
Only Women Bleed
Paranoiac Personality
Ballad of Dwight Fry
Killer (excerpt)
I Love The Dead
I’m Eighteen
School’s Out/Another Brick in The Wall part 2
Ace of Spades (Motorhead cover w/ Chuck Garric on leaf vocals)




Monday, July 24, 2017

"Paranormal" out by end of the week July 28th



Ok so we are all waiting for "Paranormal" to be released this Friday the 28th.
Like most of you I have preordered the vinyl and the Special Edition Box Set which is really just 2
 CDs and maybe a t-shirt. I'm not sure about the t-shirt but honestly just interested in the 2 CDs.
There have been stories of different track lists on each and stuff and again I'm just ignoring it
until I get these physical copies of my own.

Another thing I am currently trying to avoid the reviews of the tracks.
I like to hear them on my own w/ out any outside influence. I did however hear
3 tracks so far the 1st cut "Paranoiac Personality" which I thought was ok. To me
it seemed Popish I don't know if that's a word but I mean it's Pop music. Nothing sinister about it.

Funny story is my 2 little nieces ages 8 & 11 like some of Alice Cooper's music. 
They love "Brutal Planet" and some of the classics like "School's Out", "No More Mr. Nice Guy".
When they heard "Paranoiac Personality" they said it sounded like it came from
Phineas and Ferb cartoon. A very funny cartoon of Phineas and his step brother Ferb who always
 get into adventures and on some episodes they may sing a song since they have a rock band as well.
 Think of it as an updated Archies. I have to agree that's where the Pop music came in for me.

The next 2 songs I heard are the title track "Paranormal" and "Genuine American Girl" that contains 
the original band. "Paranormal" I do like. It reminds me of "Along Came A Spider" album. 
It has that creepy Alice sound. Alice tells the story of Bob Ezrin forming 
Alice Cooper saying something like "When you hear The Doors you know it's The Doors when you
 hear The Stones you know it's The Stones. No one knowns what Alice sounds like we have to make
 it that people know Alice." This is very loosely based on what he said but you get it.
Unfortunately Ezrin didn't heed his words on the next track "Genuine American Girl"
with Alice and the original band. Alice changed the lyrics and made Alice
a crossdresser singing "...I Wanna Be A Genuine American Girl..." Now this just reminds me of
"Saga of Jesse Jane" a track from "Dirty Diamonds" 2005 album. Only  "Genuine American Girl"
sounds like a Beach Boys song. Alice said it's early Alice I think he means maybe when 
they were called The Spiders because it is surf music. I don't remember any tracks from
 "Killer" or "Love It To Death" sounding like it. Matter of fact go far back as "Pretties For You
and "Easy Action" which Alice is now saying in press "those 2 albums were Spider/Nazz songs".
It's a shame since "When Hell Comes Home" from "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" was
written by Michael Bruce and played by the original band sounded so close to classic
Alice Cooper music of the 70's.

So in closing I am anticipating the release and right now I rate it as
1 like "Paranormal", 1 eh OK "Paranoiac Personality", and 
1 I'll skip this track "Genuine American Girl". 


video




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Nightmare DVD release Sept. 8th

 Blabbermouth announced the DVD release of
Alice Cooper TV Special "The Nightmare"
starring Vincent Price from 1975.
Also Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the concert
"Welcome To My Nightmare" from 1976.

Release date Sept. 8th

More info at

Friday, July 7, 2017

2017, “Radio Capital” interviews Alice Cooper and previews 2 new 'Paranormal' songs

Italian Radio Show Radio Capital interviews Alice Cooper
in English which they translate in Italian. Interview starts at around 19:10 
includes preview of 2 new songs from 'Paranormal' album. 
The title track 'Paranormal' about 27:50 and 'Genuine American Girl
around 34:38 interview closes out w/ “School’s Out”.

Interview on July 4, 2017 


EvenSpotSpeaks comments: After listening to the 2 new tracks on "Paranormal"
the first song "Paranormal" sounds pretty good sort of spooky sounding.
2nd track "Genuine American Girl" is disappointing to me.
This song includes the original band I was expecting a rocker sound
and I'm not saying like "Killer" or "Love It To Death" those days are gone
but something like "When Hell Comes Home" from W2MN but 
"Genuine American Girl" reminds me of The Beach Boys w/
Weird Al Yankovic lyrics. 
It doesn't sound like Alice Cooper past or present. It's a shame this
would be a track I would skip even w/ the original band playing on it.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017, The History of Rock 1972 issue, Melody Maker, July 1, 1972

In this recent The History of Rock this issue goes back to 1972.
An Alice Cooper article from Melody Maker, July 1, 1972.

Pg 80 - 83








 2017, The History of Rock 1972



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PARANORMAL German Classic Rock Review translated

Came across this German review of "Paranormal"
from German's Classic Rock issue that recently came out
and here's a roughly translated through Google Translation.
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Mr. Nice Guy pays tribute to the golden 70s!


Surprises are on Alice Cooper 27 Studio album PARANORMAL far more than enough. The most important - if not the most sensational - is his consistent return to the (Rock) values ​​of the 70s, when this music experienced its most colorful epoch. As if there had never been bulky and disagreeable releases such as BRUTAL PLANET (2000) or DRAGONTOWN (2000), Cooper continues to devote himself to deep melodic songs without interfering experiments. In the process, he fires psychedelic space rock from the imagination fog machine (Fireball), surprisingly funky (Dead Flies) confesses to his Deep Purple Roots (Paranormal) and ends the new album with a song to which even Pink Floyd was proud in her blood phase (The Sound Of A). Coming to the highpoints already announced in the run - up: Cooper has a lot of well - known guests with Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Larry Mullen Jr. (U2), as well as a bonus CD Promised reunion of the original band (feat. Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce). The best thing about PARANORMAL, however, is: There are at least twelve powerful new songs!

8 out of 10 rating



Monday, June 26, 2017

Hired Gun in Theaters June 29th

"Hired Gun: Out of The Shadows into The Spotlight"
will be out one night only on June 29th




Check for closest local theater at

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Germany's Classic Rock, July/August issue out now!

Alice Cooper graces the cover and includes a feature story of 10 pages
in Germany's Classic Rock July/August issue out now!

To all of Germany's Alice Cooper fans enjoy this issue. I envy you.

It make's me wonder when was the last time Alice was on the cover of
any U.S. publications. I'm not talking free or local magazines.
I'm talking cross country publications.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Muscle of Love album review by Kim Fowley

I found this old review from BOMP! issue on
waitakerewalks blogspot.
Not sure on the date but safe to say it must be 1973
when Muscle Of Love was released. Also the review written by
Kim Fowley who doesn't write kindly of the new Alice Cooper album.




Sunday, June 18, 2017

Grease Day USA, June 4th 1978

Here's something interesting from a TV special on June 4th 1978
Grease Day USA
w/ Alice Cooper as one of many guests.
Alice introduces Yvonne Elliman.

Grease the movie was released on June 16th 1978




Saturday, June 10, 2017

Alice to appear on Three Sides Of The Coin soon

If you are not familiar w/ Three Sides of the Coin podcast
it's a tribute to KISS. Once a week the 3 host, Mike, Mark, Tommy
sometimes Lisa appears and talk about KISS.
I have been listening to them for close to a year now.
There is no Alice Cooper podcast so I listen to Three Sides since
I listen to KISS growing up.

Tommy Sommers appears w/ Alice to announce to the viewers to
watch for us "Coming up really soon next month".
This should be interesting to hear Alice talk about KISS.
I'll post it once it appears.
You can see the video on
Three Sides of the Coin Facebook

Three Sides of the Coin Podcast

Friday, June 9, 2017

EarMusic has posted the 'Paranoiac Personality' promo and track listings

As you already know Alice's recent label EarMusic released the promo
 'Paranoiac Personality' single. I have to say it's not much of
a video w/ the album cover pasted over the film but
what do expect from a label that put out a poor cover art.
You think w/ a legend like Alice Cooper the label
would put more thought into it.

The single is also available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and others for download.




The Single 
1. Paranoiac Personality
2. I’m Eighteen (Live in Dallas. This is w/ the original band at Good Records, October 6, 2016)
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Alice Cooper – Paranormal (album) 
1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies 
3. Fireball 
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water 
9. Rats 
10. The Sound Of A 
Studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl 
12. You And All Of Your Friends
Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School’s Out

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

'Paranoic Personality' first single due June 9th

In three more days ‘Paranormal Personality’, the first single 
from Alice Cooper's new album ‘Paranormal’,
 will be officially released on Friday June 9th.





Thursday, May 18, 2017

Latest Alice Cooper Interviewed by Eddie Trunk, May 8th 2017

The latest Alice Cooper interview by Eddie Trunk
from May 8, 2017
pretty cool interview as Alice talks about his new "Paranormal" album coming out
in July and a new Hollywood Vampires album coming out in 2018 w/ new songs.
Interviews closes w/ some Q&A's.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

earMUSIC Signs Alice Cooper and New Album Details

Paranormal’ will be released on Friday 28th July on earMUSIC 
on 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital formats.

Alice reunite with the Original Alice Cooper band guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith.
Other feature guests Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, U2’s Larry Mullen and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

Total of 12 tracks, 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 Dennis, Neal and Michael alongside carefully selected live recordings.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More News on 'Paranormal' Album

At UltimateClassicRock.com
Alice reveals a little more about his upcoming 'Paranormal' album 
to be released July 28th. Such as guests like Larry Mullen of U2 (evenspotspeaks note: it 
sounds like Mullen will be the drummer for this album. If I read it correctly).
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top who plays on "I've Fallen In Love And Can't Get Up"
and the original Alice Cooper Group members that appear on 3 tracks. Just like
the previous "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" and just as that Alice says
 'Paranormal' is all over the place w/ no concept just songs. (evenspotspeaks note: I just hope
it doesn't have that many Pop tunes like on W2MN).
Another track titled "I Wanna Be a Genuine American Girl" w/ his warp sense of humor.
(evenspotspeaks note: is this another "Saga of Jesse Jane' from 'Dirty Diamonds'.
We will have to wait and see until then. Maybe there will be a release of a track
before it comes out like many bands are doing to promote the new release).

More can read at

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alice Interview on MAD ROCK Morning Show, April 28, 2017

Alice talks about his current tour and new album PARANORMAL
which includes 3 songs (yeah, I know only three! I was hoping for maybe 4 or 5)
w/ original band members Michael, Neal and Dennis
coming out July 28



Sunday, April 30, 2017

40 Years Ago 'Lace And Whiskey' album released

40 Years Ago 'Lace And Whiskey' album was released.
Ultimate Classic Rock reviews if it stands the test of time.



(Special thanks to Hunter Goatley for bring this story to my attention)




Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Bob Ezrin interview on Eddie Trunk Podcast

This new podcast w/ Bob Ezrin is much longer than the one
in March. On this one they cover Alice Cooper, KISS, Deep Purple 
and many other bands he has produced.
Bob talks quite a bit about Alice and at the end they take
phone calls w/ a number of questions on Alice Cooper
and Dennis Dunaway gets a mention during the last call.

posted: April 27, 2017


Monday, April 17, 2017

Alice Cooper to perform with original band members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce in Nashville on May 14th



May 14th Alice Cooper will perform an exclusive 'mini-set' with original band
 members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce at Tennessee Performing
 Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville.

Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org

Also look out this summer for Alice Cooper’s new album untitled right
 now. Produced by Bob Ezrin includes 3 or 4 songs by Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith,
 and Michael Bruce.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Pinball Machine

Coming in the Fall of 2017
Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle Pinball Machine

Spooky Pinball LLC will release an Alice Cooper pinball machine, Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle, in this fall. 
Says Spooky Pinball LLC: “YES! We are doing Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle. Here's what we can say for now. Lots of classic and modern Alice Cooper music! NOT a "greatest hits" package, (of course it has Coop favorites) but we selected what fits an awesome Spooky monster filled adventure game. 
“Matt Montgomery (Piggy D from Rob Zombie's band) is doing some awesome instrumental spooky ambiance music. Jeff Zornow is the artist doing the bad ass retro comic style artwork you see in the backglass. That theme carries through the entire game.”

Friday, March 31, 2017

2010 Pastor Mark Wilkins meets Alice Cooper

Here is a very cool story from Good Morning America in 2010
of Pastor Mark Wilkins meeting Alice Cooper.
Pastor Wilkins talks about being an Alice Cooper fan
starting at the age of 13. In 2010 Good Morning America
had a special segment titled "Living The Dream" and Pastor Wilkins
finally gets his dream fulfilled and more.