ALICE COOPER "Three-Quarters Of The Way Through" Upcoming Covers Album
July 12, 2013, a year ago
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Billboard.com's Gary Graff is reporting that ALICE COOPER plans to pay tribute to a sordid part of his past on his next album.
The veteran shock rocker tells Billboard he's "three-quarters of the way through" a covers album that will focus on what he calls "the time period of the Hollywood vampires", the hard-partying crew of the early and mid-70s that included the likes of JOHN LENNON, THE WHO's Keith Moon, HARRY NILSSON, RINGO STARR and "honorary" guests such as T. REX's Marc Bolan and Keith Allison of PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS. The set will also include Sunset Strip forebears such as THE DOORS' Jim Morrison and JIMI HENDRIX. Bob Ezrin, who produced several of Cooper's 70s best-sellers as well as 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare, is working on the set.
"We're really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it's pretty much what we wanted to do," Cooper says. "We specified a certain time period and said, 'Let's stay within that. Let's not move it around too much.' We don't want to be doing cover songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more '73, '74, '75."
Read more at Billboard.com.