Alice Cooper / Godfather of Shock Rock celebrates birthday with free download

Photo of Alice Cooper, who is releasing 'Detroit Stories' in February
Alice Cooper: Photo: Aggie Anthimidou/MetalTalk

The godfather of Shock Rock Alice Cooper is celebrating his birthday with everyone by offering a free download of the new track ‘Social Debris’. The song is taken from the album ‘Detroit Stories’ which will be released 26 February. ‘Social Debris’ can be downloaded from his website and is available for 24 hours only.

Alice told MetalTalk: “The single ‘Social Debris’ is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself. The track was written by the original Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in; the Alice Cooper band did not fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band did.

“We did not fit in with the folk scene, we did not fit in with the Metal scene, we really did not fit in with anything that was going on at that time. We just always felt like we were outsiders. We felt like we were social debris, we were in our own little world.

“So ‘Social Debris’ was just the original band writing a song about us, essentially. And it came out sounding like it belonged into 1971.

“That is just the original band – you can not change that, it is great.”

The album ‘Detroit Stories’ is a celebration of the sound and spirit of the Golden Era of Detroit Rock.

Earlier Alice told us: “Detroit was the birthplace of angry Hard Rock After not fitting in anywhere in the US (musically or image wise) Detroit was the only place that recognised the Alice Cooper guitar driven, Hard Rock sound and our crazy stage show.

“Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit… we were home.”

You can pre-order the album and the free download is available from

Alice Cooper "Social Debris" - Official Video - New album "Detroit Stories" out Feb 26

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