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Alice Cooper Goes Back to Basics with Upcoming Album

Alice Cooper Goes Back to Basics with Upcoming Album

Alice Cooper has been making music for more than five decades, and his upcoming album promises to be his most authentic work yet.

In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Alice Cooper said that he asked for no overdubs on the album, which was recorded live with his band in a studio. This approach highlights Cooper’s commitment to creating music that captures the raw energy and emotion of a live performance.

Alice Cooper’s decision to record his album live with no overdubs is a reflection of the resurgence of rock music in recent years. Fans of the genre have been hungry for authentic, raw sounds that harken back to the golden age of a rock in the 1970s and 80s. Cooper’s new album is a testament to this trend, with its emphasis on live performance and unvarnished sound.

It will be the follow-up to 2021’s album “Detroit Stories”: 

“Well, there’s a new album coming out with my touring band right now. I wanted to show off the touring band, so we wrote songs, went in the studio, and I said, ‘Here’s the deal on this album: No overdubs.’ I said, ‘Everything has to be done in the studio live. Because the whole idea of this album is showing off how good this band is live.’ So when you hear this album, it sounds like a studio album. But it’s actually them playing live in the studio. That album will be coming out.”

Alice Cooper also told that other members of the original Alice Cooper band, guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway, and drummer Neal Smith, have been working on new music with him:

“The thing with the original band is when we broke up, we never broke up with any bad blood. We went to high school together, we were on the cross country and track team together, things like that. There was never bad blood between any of us, and we always … I mean, I would ask Dennis, ‘Dennis, could you come in and play bass on this song?’ ‘Yeah. Could you sing on this song? I’ve got a thing going on with this band that I’m in.’ ‘Okay.’ So there was never that like, ‘Oh, I’m never gonna talk to him again,’ or ‘I’m never gonna work with him again.’

So we’ve always been writing. Neal Smith will send me three or four songs and I’ll do some writing lyrics on it and send it back to him, and he has his own band. Dennis is in two or three bands. Mike, they’re always working musicians. So when we write 10 or 12 songs, I don’t know exactly what that’s going to be, but I know that those songs exist now. So I’m thinking about in the future, that would be kind of a cool thing.”

Alice Cooper’s opinions on new material come roughly two weeks after Nita Strauss announced her return to the band. Alice Cooper‘s new album is expected in late 2023 or early 2024.

Alice Cooper’s upcoming album promises to be a raw, authentic, and powerful tribute to the timeless genre of rock music. With its focus on live performance and unvarnished sound, the album is sure to resonate with fans of all ages and tastes.


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