Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"The Sound of A" new video release and more

"The Sound of A" new video out now and new single available February 23rd
10" white vinyl as well as CD and downloads.
Also includes 4 unreleased live tracks from May 6th Columbus, Ohio concert.

More info at Loudwire




Blabbermouth list the rest of the tracks as followed

10-inch VINYL track listing
Side A
01. The Sound Of A
02. The Black Widow (Live)*

Side B
01. Public Animal #9 (Live)*
02. Is It My Body (Live)*
03. Cold Ethyl (Live)*


CD Track listing
01. The Sound Of A
02. The Black Widow (Live)*
03. Public Animal #9 (Live)*
04. Is It My Body (Live)*
05. Cold Ethyl (Live)*

Monday, December 11, 2017

Alice Cooper in The Adoration Trilogy

Back on November 13th was the opening of
The Adoration Trilogy: In Search of Apollo
that included over 60 musicians. This was a collaboration by
Roger Daltrey and British Photographer Alistair Morrison.

The story is on The Who page at

To see full view go to

Saturday, December 9, 2017

NBC cast Alice Cooper as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE

Alice Cooper has been cast in Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, NBC’s forthcoming adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice rock opera set to air on Easter Sunday, April 1The Hall of Fame singer-songwriter will take on the role of the flamboyant King Herod, NBC announced on Friday Dec., 8th. 

More info at links below


Friday, December 8, 2017

Dennis Dunaway on Albert Bouchard Christmas CD

Dennis Dunaway appears on Albert Bouchard Christmas CD called
Albert & the Sleigh Riders "It's Christmas... Again" CD
available on cdBaby

Dennis Dunaway featured on "Rock n' Roll Scrooge" track
as Lead Vox and Bass (as posted on Dunaway's facebook)



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Rock Star's Unlikely Renaissance Kip Winger

Chris Funk from The Decemberist interviews
Kip Winger one time Alice Cooper member who formed 
his own band Winger that sold out stadiums and records back in the 80's.
This short interview is on Great Big Story site titled
A Rock Star's Unlikely Renaissance
you can view it on the YouTube link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlppA8FLjU8

Friday, November 17, 2017

Squat Cobbler reviews all of Alice Cooper Albums

Squat Cobbler are 2 guys on YouTube that
reviewed all of Alice Cooper's albums up to "Paranormal".

Go to: Squat Cobbler


I just found this the other day. I only listened to 3 reviews
so far. But they seem to have a better background on
Alice Cooper than some other groups.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

BACK ISSUE on Marvel Comic From The Inside

BACK ISSUE #101, December issue
is a magazine that talks about comic books.


It's pretty cool I purchase it from time to time depending on the articles.
This issue is all about Rock N' Roll Comics.
In the FlashBack section they talk about the making of
Marvel Premiere #50 which is Alice Cooper "From The Inside" comic book.
Page 60 to 65 article goes behind the making of Alice's first comic book.

You can order it in print or digital download which is cheaper but if
you buy the print you get a free digital download.
You may find it on news stands if any are around or 
order it at Twomorrows




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Noize In The Attic Podcast interviews Dennis Dunaway

Episode #42 of Noize In The Attic Podcast 
interviews Dennis Dunaway (starts about 15 minutes into podcast)


Host Greg (who sounds like Mr. Rogers) interviews Dennis Dunaway on his book,
Alice Cooper days, the break up, touring and "Paranormal"

Below is my take of the interview so for those who don't want any spoilers
don't go any further if you haven't listened to the podcast.

EvenSpotSpeaks view of podcast:
Between the interview they play some Alice Cooper songs.
Greg sort of hints was it management (Shep Gordon) who suggested the break up 
which Dennis replies it was many of things or straws that broke the camel's back.
Dennis also mentions during the Billion Dollar Babies time Alice was being
separated from the group and they really didn't have any chance to just
do a sit down and talk. Dennis sort of hesitates when Greg implies that Shep wanted
to keep the band together. During this time there were people surrounding Alice
who seem to keep the band away as Dennis responds to these people as chaperons
it sounded to me like he said "Shep"erons.

Another interesting part of the interview is the making of "Paranormal"
or prior to it as being a full original Alice Cooper Group reunion album.
Later changed to a number of songs. What I also asked myself was
why the 2nd CD that was included in the "Paranormal" release was just
part of a live performance w/ the current backing band. I would of thought
why not include the Houston, TX reunion show in which Dennis brought up
saying they were going to use it but changed it to what's on it now.
too me again it seems like they don't want to promote the original band on that 2nd disc.

Of course like Dennis says Alice is such a pleasant person no one
would even bring up the reason for the break up and Alice never mentions it.
I sort of believe they (the original band members) won't bring it up to Alice
since it's like scaring away a little animal. You don't want to make noise
or wave your arms that it may run away. The original group plays
w/ Alice from time to time which is better than not at all.
Suggested this will be baby steps in recording a whole album
but I honestly think it would not happen since Alice is still 
surrounded by "Shep"erons.



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Albums Released by Old Folks in 2017 Are Completely Awesome

Alice Cooper makes the list of the older rockstars who
are still putting out new material. Other Elder's of Rock are
Robert Plant, Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, Willie Nelson,
Lyndsey Buckingham/Christie McVie




Alice Cooper, “Paranormal”

When I heard “Dynamite Road” while driving around one day, I thought, “How did I miss this great 
Alice Cooper tune for all these years?”

Turns out, I hadn’t missed anything — the song was on 2017’s brand-new “Paranormal,” the 69-year-
old’s latest. Cooper is at his best when he’s absolutely living up to his deranged image and conjoining 
it with flat-out thunderous rock-n-roll. 

He gets an assist from U2’s Larry Mullen on drums and, for the riff-tastic “Fallen in Love,” ZZ Top’s 
Billy Gibbons, laying down glorious six-string raunch. But he also shows a soul side, complete with 
a horn section and considerable gospel flavor, on “Holy Water.”

The whole thing is thumpin’-good, eye-winkingly nasty fun.




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ultimate Classic Rock Ranks Alice Cooper Albums

First part of this Ultimate Classic Rock article is about
45 Years Ago Alice Cooper's "In Concert" TV appearance
was banned by most parts of the country.

Below that article is Ultimate Classic Rock ranking of
Alice Cooper albums not including his latest "Paranormal
click here on Ultimate Classic Rock

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Monster Dog at Comet TV on Nov. 3rd

Go to Comet TV to see the 1984, MONSTER DOG movie
Friday, Nov 3rd 2017
at 6pm EST/PST, 5pm CST, 7pm MST

Go to Comet TV




Monday, October 30, 2017

My Top 10 Alice Cooper Halloween Songs

My Top 10 Alice Cooper Halloween Songs
I have changed the list many times but have to decide before Halloween is over.
Of course Alice is The Godfather of Halloween and a very clever lyricist. 

Have a Happy Halloween




10. Former Lee Warmer from 1983, Dada 
Former Lee Warmer is the brother who's locked
in his room and peers out behind the curtain windows in his room. This album is more like Alfred Hitchcock than Steven King which sometimes implying makes it more scary.








9. Ballad of Dwight Fry from 1971, Love It To Death
Ballad of Dwight Fry from one of the RKO horror characters
who plays Igor or Renfield in Dracula and Frankenstein movies
appeared to Alice as more frightening than the monsters.









8. Millie And Billie from 1978, From The Inside
It starts off sounding like a love song only to get more demented
as they talk about slicing and sealing Millie's husband Donald in 
baggies.









7. Killer from 1971, Killer
I think the priest praying in Latin as his walking down the hall
with the convicted killer to his execution and the organ music
along with that final swirl of death ends the song.









6. Tag, You're It from 1982, Zipper Catches Skin
I like the way narrates this sort of bedtime or campfire story.











5. He's Back (Man Behind The Mask) from 1986, Constrictor 
Soundtrack to Friday's The 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives










4. Gail from 1987, Raise Your Fist And Yell 
This could be a trilogy w/ 
Chop, Chop, Chop/Gail/Roses On White Lace
but the Gail lyrics are very creepy. 










3. Years Ago/Steven from 1975, Welcome To My Nightmare 
Year Ago the spooky carnival music sort of like Carnival of Souls movie that leads into Steven as Alice sings in a little boy's voice. Many stories of who is he singing too and why are they dead.








2. Dead Babies from 1971, Killer 
When I first heard that baby cry it gave me chills. Of course
the song is about child neglect but the music makes it spookier.










 1. I Love The Dead from 1973, Billion Dollar Babies
The title itself is scary and only gets eerie as Alice sings
"...cadaver eyes upon me see... nothing"
That pause before he says "nothing" just builds up the terror.
This song reminds me of an old horror film w/ Bela Lugosi
roaming the cemetery.







Some of the runner ups were:
Wind-Up Toy - Hey Stoopid, 1991
The One That Got Away - Along Came A Spider, 2008
Pick Up The Bones - Brutal Planet, 2000



Sunday, October 29, 2017

HEAVY TV interviews Alice Cooper

HEAVY TV interviews Alice Cooper


Alice talks about performing w/ Bob Geldof at Perth recently, Paranormal album,
Alice Cooper in '69, 'Trash' and 'Hey Stoopid' and Chris Cornell on 'The Last Temptation' album.
Update on The Hollywood Vampires tour and Alice Cooper's 28th album.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2017, Planet Rock, The making of School's Out

Just found this issue of PLANET ROCK issue 3 today.
Issue talks to Alice Cooper on the making of "School's Out" album.
The article is 9 pages long including 2 full page photos along w/
a few small photos from different years. 
Also content spread pages 2 to 3 shows
the "Love To Death" eye make up.
Back cover includes photo of Alice from 1975.


PLANET ROCK issue 3
(GLOW in the dark cover)



Back Cover





Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Alice Cooper's Top 10 Halloween Songs To Die For

Alice Cooper's top 10 Halloween songs to die for

“Cooper recently talked to Yahoo Music about his 10 favorite Halloween songs, 30 percent of
 which happen to be his own. “I’m going to have a lot of songs in this top 10,” he explained,
 “because I’m the only one that really writes scary songs.”

go to Yahoo Music


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

(Alice's) Cooperstown Restaurant in Phoenix has closed

from Glen Buxton's Shiny New Dime Facebook
Bob Davison posted...

"It has been announced that (Alice's) Cooperstown Restaurant in Phoenix has closed after 20 years in business in downtown Phoenix. This venue saw the very first REUNION of the surviving four members of the band during the Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend. 2000"


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". 






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