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  • Alice Cooper Welcomes Ke$ha To His Nightmare: 'This Girl Is Not A Pop Diva'

    Alice Cooper is currently on the road with what he calls "a summer show... we do the hits and five, six major special effects things." But he's already hatching plans for a show built around "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," the sequel to his platinum 1975 concept album that drops Sept. 13.

    "We're already talking about what songs should go in, how they would work, all of that," Cooper tells Billboard.com. "When we get to November, December, when we're off the road, I imagine we'll write some pieces of (the show), then start it really next year and do the full-out thing. I can't wait." Some sort of TV special, like he did for the first "Nightmare" album, is also a possibility, he adds.

    Cooper is giving his audiences a taste of the new album this summer by including the new "Nightmare's" the first single, "I'll Bite Your Face Off" in his shows. "I come out with a jacket around and turn around and it says 'New Songs,'" Cooper says. "Then I take the jacket off and it says 'I'll Bite Your Face Off' on the T-shirt. And the audience is already singing it. They hear the first chorus, and they're singing along after that, which is pretty great."



    "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" reunites Cooper with Bob Ezrin, who produced the first "Nightmare" as well as 10 other albums in Cooper's catalog. The three surviving members of the original Alice Cooper group -- guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith -- appear on three tracks, building on the group's April induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, the guitar tandem from the first "Nightmare" album, also worked on the new set, as did Desmond Child, Buckcherry's Keith Nelson, Vince Gill ("A Runaway Train") and Ke$ha ("What Baby Wants").

    "I met (Ke$ha) at the Grammys," says Cooper, "and I immediately looked at her and went, 'This girl is not a pop diva. She's a rock singer.' She would much rather be the female Robert Plant than the next Britney Spears. (Ezrin) said, 'Nobody's gonna expect Ke$ha on your album.' 'Great! Let's do it!'"
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    Silly, and distracting from the music.
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    him921 wrote:'Nobody's gonna expect Ke$ha on your album.'


    Indeed (what) and none expects the spanish inquistion, haha

    what a silly idea...
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    Kesha's a cheap whore :/ Alice should burn her.
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    I think Alice's must do a new Trash album
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    ALICE COOPER On Vinyl Resurgence: Kids Are Tired Of Buying Air

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alice-cooper-on-vinyl-resurgence-kids-are-tired-of-buying-air/
    April 24, 2015

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    Earlier this week, Ned of the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and legendary rocker Alice Cooper. You can now listen to the chat below.

    Asked if he thinks any of the current crop of rock bands have the potential to leave a legacy that is comparable to those of MÖTLEY CRÜE and ALICE COOPER, Alice responded: "It's a different world [right now]. We were in a golden age of… where records… You'd go to a record store and buy records. And when you bought the records, you owned a piece of MÖTLEY CRÜE, you'd own a piece of ALICE COOPER. And you'd stand in line to buy that record. I think now, it's so disposable. Bands stay around for a year and a half, and you can't really dedicate your life to them, because you know they're not gonna be around next year. Whereas with MÖTLEY and ALICE, there's a security in that; there's a security that those bands are gonna be there for a long time."

    Cooper also spoke about the sudden resurgence of records over the past few years, which has resulted in a more-than-50-percent increase in sales over the between 2013 and 2014 alone.

    "Last year, vinyl went up 85 percent," Alice said. "And the kids, I think they're tired of buying air. They don't get anything with it. I think this generation is rebelling against the technology thing. I sign more records than I do CDs anymore."

    According to Nielsen Soundscan, more than 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in the U.S. last year, a 52 percent increase over 2013 figures. In the first quarter of this year, vinyl album sales were 53 percent higher than Q1 2014, driven by a 66 percent increase in catalog album sales (albums that have been released for at least 18 months) during the same period.

    Vinyl album sales have grown 260 percent since 2009.

    MÖTLEY CRÜE has announced 21 more North American dates. The new shows will take place in October and December as part of the band's two-year "The Final Tour" cycle. MÖTLEY CRÜE's touring career will conclude on New Year's Eve, December 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band began 34 years ago. Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for "The Final Tour" in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage for crowds in Australia/New Zealand and across North America once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

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