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  ALICE COOPER REUNITES ORIGINAL BAND FOR 2017 UK TOUR
15th June 2017



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Alice Cooper's 2017 UK tour dates were announced late last year but now, the master shock rocker has confirmed that original band members bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith will be in the line-up for the November dates.

On May 14th this year, following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, Dunaway, Bruce and Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with Alice.

This followed the announcement that his forthcoming album, 'Paranormal', which is released on July 28th on earMUSIC, will include two new songs written and recorded by the original line-up, 'Genuine American Girl' and 'You And All Of Your Friends'.

Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original Alice Cooper band will join him on tour in the UK, returning to these shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled us on their historic 1971 tour.

In Nashville, they were joined by current band member Ryan Roxie filling in for the late Glen Buxton on guitar. The band ripped through 'I'm 18', 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Muscle Of Love', 'Billion Dollar Babies' and then closed with 'School's Out', bringing back current band members - drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen for a grand finale.

And they enjoyed it so much that they decided to bring the show to the UK.

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Alice says:

"When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood. There were no lawsuits - we had just burned out the creative process.

"We had gone to high school together and had recorded something like five Platinum albums in a row. We were never out of sight of each other for ten years.

"Everybody just went their own way. Neal, Dennis and I always stayed in touch. Mike disappeared for a while and Glen Buxton passed away in 1997, which was a big blow.

"But last year Neal called me up and said, 'I have a couple of songs'. I said 'great, bring 'em over'. Then he said Mike was stopping by, so I had them come to my house and we just worked on a few things for a week. Then Dennis called up and said, 'I got a couple songs'. So, I thought, 'hey, let's do this'!

"When you listen to the record, it just fits right in."

Alice Cooper plus The Mission and The Tubes presented by AEG live in the UK:

11th November 2017: Leeds - First Direct Arena
12th November 2017: Glasgow - The SSE Hydro
14th November 2017: Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena
15th November 2017: Manchester - Manchester Arena
16th November 2017: London – The SSE Arena, Wembley









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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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