We're looking forward to the new Alice Cooper
bio, Welcome To My Nightmare: The Story Of Alice Cooper
by Dave Thompson due out this summer.
The book's official description as follows:
"Drawing from exclusive and unpublished interviews with a variety of names and faces from throughout Alice's career, the book follows Cooper's tale from his life growing up as a preacher's son in Arizona, through the early years of struggle in Phoenix and then Los Angeles, and then onto the roller coaster ride that has been the years since then. Includes interviews with original bandmates Michael Bruce and the late Glenn Buxton, drummer Neal Smith, the late Frank Zappa, manager Shep Gordon and producer Bob Ezrin. Includes tributes and recollections from many of the artists who call Alice an influence — from THE DAMNED and THE CRAMPS, to WHITE ZOMBIE and GWAR. Session players and songwriters who have made their own contributions to the Alice story recall their days spent with this Prince of Hell-raisers. The result is a story that alternately thrills, shocks, surprises and delights. Includes full discography and bibliography."
Alice rocked the Revolver Golden Gods Awards
on Wednesday night despite a cold. You can't keep Alice down and pity on the fool who might try. Check out this vintage clip of Cooper's old friend Frank Zappa talking about how he helped Alice Cooper get his first record deal.