Alice Cooper Sets Date For “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” Album
The Coop-man has done it again! He is set to release yet another album, making it number 26 for the 63-year-old rock legend. “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” is the sequel to his 1975 “Welcome to my Nightmare,” and has a set release date for September 13. Don’t budge me in line when you go to pick it up!
The album sounds promising, and is one of the most anticipated sequels. Cooper is upping the ante by bringing back three of his original band members to help with the record. Bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith will be joining the Coop-man to ensure the success of the sequel album, which shouldn’t be a problem anyway. Older fans will be psyched to have most of the original group back together, and newer fans will have a chance to hear what the first Alice Cooper band sounded like.
Here are some of the details of the album according to the article:
Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original multi-platinum “Welcome To My Nightmare” album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind. The original release is an all-time rock classic that spawned a worldwide theatrical tour and pioneering U.S. TV special, and certified Alice Cooper as a visionary trailblazer whose influence persists today in rock, metal, pop, punk, theatre, television, film and much more.
More than 35 years later, Alice and Ezrin have resurrected the horror and humor for a new generation. This is Alice’s nightmare 35 years later, explains Alice, Bob and I created this character and we know how to write for him. I play the part but we’re not writing for me, we’re writing for Alice. We kept the first Nightmare album very personal to us, on this one we found more humor and we were more open. This was our world and we want to present it to the fans. The original album was my first solo album after all those huge hit records with the original band and now that nightmare is exposed, this one can be a little bit more open. The music crosses all sorts of boundaries; we went where the lyrics took us.
I’m getting more excited as I read on. This album sounds like it is going to be purely epic. There are a lot more details in the article, so read on if you want more information. There’s no doubt that this album will be another hit for Cooper.
What do you think of this?