Rock legend Alice Cooper is reuniting his original band for an upcoming tour of the UK. The band (who broke up in 1975) are also reported to have written and recorded two tracks for Cooper’s upcoming studio album ‘Paranormal’.
Alice Cooper has enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers in rock and roll history. The singer first made a name for himself as part of the ‘Alice Cooper’ band in the early 1970’s, thanks to the success of hit singles such as ‘I’m Eighteen’, ‘School’s Out’, ‘Elected’ and ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’.
Cooper’s band split in 1975 when the iconic frontman decided to go it alone. The now 69 year old has now revealed that he has reunited the original line-up (consisting of Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith) for his forthcoming UK tour.
Cooper said of the reunion: “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 10 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.”
Adding: “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.”