Alice Cooper reunites original band for album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2016
Alice Cooper with wife Sheryl Goddard

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper has reunited with his first group - The Alice Cooper Band - to make a new album

Alice Cooper has reunited with his original band to record their first album together for 43 years.

The 'School's Out' singer is back together with guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith to make his new LP.

The last time the foursome worked together was on 1973's 'Muscle of Love', after which Alice became a solo act from 1975's 'Welcome To My Nightmare' onwards.

There were rumblings that they wanted to reform at the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Alice, 68, admits it's been great writing with the guys again.

Speaking to Billboard magazine, he said: "Neal Smith and Mike Bruce and I wrote five songs in Phoenix. Dennis wrote four or five songs in Connecticut. You never know what's going to make it on an album, but I think we've got a lot of stuff that has a good chance of being there."

Members of Alice's current group have also contributed songs to the planned LP and the musician is confident a special collection of tracks are on there way.

The rocker - who is also part of the Hollywood Vampires with Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Matt Sorum - added: "I don't care where a song comes from; If it fits the idea, what the album's going to be, then we go with it. We'll see which ones make the album."

The Alice Cooper Band formed in the mid-60s and released their first album 'Pretties For You' in 1969.

In total, the group released seven LPs - including 'Easy Action', 'Love It To Death', 'Killer', 'Schools Out', 'Billion Dollar Babies' and 'Muscle of Love' - before they disbanded.


1. Steve Someone13 May 2016, 7:17pm Report

I was in high school during their original success, so Alice Cooper was important to me musically. But I have no hope they will recapture the sound they recorded so well over 40 years ago. I want to hear what they produce, but I'm not expecting much. He has produced some other interesting music over the years after they broke up.

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