Venue: Secret Masonic Temple, Andaz Hotel, London – 29 June 2017
When we were invited to “Experience Paranormal with Alice Cooper” within a secret masonic temple in the Andaz Hotel near Liverpool Street station on Thursday night, Katie graciously went along on behalf of The Moshville Times crew.
The evening started with some drinks and nibbles, before we were invited into the temple, which had been adorned with candles to add to the atmosphere. We were played a selection of tracks from Alice’s upcoming album Paranormal (due for release on 28 July via earMUSIC) before the legendary shock rocker entered the room, sat down on the large throne and looked very much at home! Then followed a Q&A session hosted by Matt Everitt of Radio 6.
Paranormal, produced by Alice’s longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, is the first album to be released by Alice Cooper since 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare and features guest musicians including ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.
The album also includes two new recordings made with the original Alice Cooper band, “Genuine American Girl” and “You and All of Your Friends”, and is the first time Cooper and his former band mates have recorded together since the seventies. A bonus disc features six of Cooper’s greatest hits recorded live with his new band at Columbus, Ohio in May 2016.
- Dead Flies
- Paranoiac Personality
- Fallen In Love
- Dynamite Road
- Private Public Breakdown
- Holy Water
- The Sound of A
- Genuine American Girl
- You And All Of Your Friends
Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016:
- No More Mr. Nice Guy
- Under My Wheels
- Billion Dollar Babies
- Feed My Frankenstein
- Only Women Bleed
- School’s Out
You can listen to the man himself talk you through the album track-by-track on YouTube, starting with “Paranoiac Personality“.
Paranormal is available to pre-order now in a variety of formats:
- [amazon text=Amazon (MP3 / CD / vinyl)&asin=B07215JZT4]
- EMP (blood red vinyl)
Alice and his band (featuring the original line-up) will return to the UK in November, with special guests The Mission and The Tubes. Full UK tour dates below:
- 11 November – First Direct Arena, Leeds
- 12 November – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
- 14 November – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
- 15 November – Manchester Arena, Manchester
- 16 November – SSE Wembley Arena, London
Photos by Katie Frost Photography