After 35 years it’s a bit risky, some would say desperate, to have a sequel to you’re most successful album. Alice decided the only way for him to recreate the magic of that album was to get together with Dick Wagner and Bob Ezrin. Now it’s the first time Alice, Wagner and Ezrin have all worked together since 1983’s Dada. Dada was a commercial and critical failure at the time, but has come to be regarded as a hidden gem. Alice was noted saying:
It feels great to be working with Bob again and the entire Bigger Picture team have been tremendously supportive. Lightning has struck more than once in the past with Bob’s involvement, so we feel great that we’re onto something really electrifying now that we’re together again. The album we’re crafting is, in some ways, a ‘shriekquel’ to what’s gone before and there’s no better guy to oversee things than Bob.
According to Gail Worley, Alice and Bob Ezrin have already written more than 10 songs for the new album. This includes the ballads “I Am Made of You” and “Something to Remember Me By”. Alice has also written a few tracks with Desmond Child, who brought Alice success in the late 80’s/early 90′s, with the albums Trash and Hey Stoopid.
Possibly the biggest news is that for the first time in over 35 years, Cooper has done three new songs with the original Alice Cooper group. The line-up includes Dennis Dunaway (bass), Neal Smith (drums) and Michael Bruce (guitar). Unfortunately original member Glen Buxton (guitar) died in 1997, so the reunion can not be a complete one. The reunion might have something to do with their possible induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
The fact that the original Alice Cooper Band has reunited to record is a long awaited wish for many of us old rockers.....who remember that first AC album "Pretties for You"