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Alice Cooper Unleashed ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ This Week

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This week Alice Cooper released ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare,’ the widely anticipated follow-up to ‘Welcome to My Nightmare,’ the multi-platinum classic album from 1975.

Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin (KISS, 30 Seconds to Mars), who produced the original album, ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.

From the opener, ‘I Am Made of You,’ through the already established live favorite and first single and video ‘I’ll Bite Your Face Off,’ to the surprising duet with Ke$ha, ‘What Baby Wants,’ this collection is a reminder that albums just aren’t made this way anymore. “I wanted a ’70s feel for ‘When Hell Comes Home,’ says Alice, “and I didn’t even have to ask for it, it’s just how they play and they did it live in the studio. When they got done playing the basic track, Bob and I just looked at each other, that sound is built into their DNA. We didn’t need to go and fix anything. The way they finished was a little bit ragged, and that’s the way we used to finish songs, that’s what I like about it.”

Co-writers on various songs include the aforementioned Bob Ezrin; singer-songwriter, Tommy Henriksen; Ke$ha; Dunaway, Bruce and Smith; Buckcherry‘s, Keith Nelson; Desmond Child, who famously co-wrote and produced “Poison” with Alice; longtime collaborator Dick Wagner; current touring band member Chuck Garric; and film composer Jeremy Rubolino.

Watch ‘I’ll Bite Your Face Off’ From Alice Cooper


“That’s my rebellion,” says Alice of the more surprising guests, “I like people that don’t belong and yet what they’re doing works perfectly. I don’t care where it comes from, as long as it’s right. If you tell me something doesn’t work, I’ll work my head off until it does then shove it down your throat.”

“I think a lot of my audience is going to go ‘KE$HA!?’, but she probably wrote the most wicked lyrics in the song – we had to rein her in. I like people to know that just because artists are put in a pigeon hole, that doesn’t mean that’s what they are. Give people a little room.”

This year, the original Alice Cooper group was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and Alice was honored with both the Kerrang! Icon Award in the U.K. and the Revolver Golden God Award in the U.S.

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Track Listing:
1) I Am Made of You
2) Caffeine
3) The Nightmare Returns
4) A Runaway Train
5) Last Man on Earth
6) The Congregation
7) I’ll Bite Your Face Off
8) Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
9) Ghouls Gone Wild
10) Something to Remember Me By
11) When Hell Comes Home
12) What Baby Wants
13) I Gotta Get Outta Here
14) The Underture

Alice Cooper’s worldwide ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy 2011 tour dates:
September 22 Auckland, New Zealand Trusts Stadium
September 24 Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Revolution
September 25 Sydney, Australia Soundwave Revolution
September 26 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre
September 29 Melbourne, Australia Palais
September 30 Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Revolution
October 1 Adelaide, Australia Soundwave Revolution
October 3 Perth, Australia Soundwave Revolution
October 5 Singapore Marina Bay Grand Theatre
October 7 Jakarta, Indonesia Venue TBA
October 12 Rome, Italy Atlantico
October 13 Padova, Italy Gran Teatro Rex
October 14 Milan/Bergamo, Italy Live Club
October 16 Basel, Switzerland St Jakobshalle
October 18 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
October 20 Chemnitz, Germany Stadthalle
October 21 Goppingen, Germany EWS Arena
October 22 Mannheim, Germany Rosengarten
October 23 Zoetermoor, Holland Silverdome
October 25 Sheffield, England City Hall
October 26 Bristol, England Colston Hall
October 27 Birmingham, England NIA
October 29 London, England Alexandra Palace
October 30 Manchester, England O2 Apollo
October 31 Glasgow, Scotland Clyde Auditorium
November 2 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
November 3 Lille, France Zenith
November 5 Toulouse, France Zenith
November 6 Lyon, France Halle Tony Garnier
November 8 Paris, France Zenith
November 9 Rouen, France Zenith
November 10 Rennes, France Liberte
November 12 Bremen, Germany Pier III
November 13 Mulheim An Der Ruhr, Germany RWE Arena
November 14 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
November 17 St Petersburg, Russia Oktiaborski
November 19 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall Expo, 3rd Pavilion

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