ALICE COOPER has 30 songs for his upcoming two studio albums
In a new interview with Germany’s Rolling Stone, legendary rocker Alice Cooper confirmed that he is working on two new albums with longtime producer Bob Ezrin.
“A lot of those were born during the plague,” he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “We couldn’t go touring for 18 months, so what’s a musician gonna do? Well, they’re going to write songs. Everybody has a studio in their house. So we were writing songs and doing demos. And at the end of this whole thing, I got in touch with Bob and said, ‘Here’s 30 songs.’ And we decided, ‘Okay, let’s do two albums.’ But the two albums are definitely two different angles of coming in to Alice Cooper. One is very hard rock; the other one is hard rock but it’s twisted. And that’s all I can say about it right now, because there’s a couple of really important things about both albums.”
Cooper previously spoke about his new music during an appearance this past January on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. “I’m working on two albums right now, actually — two studio albums,” he said. “And all I can say is that one is written — totally written — and we’ll be doing bed tracks for that one pretty soon. And then the other one is just a touch in the future, but that’s being written right now too. They’re two entirely different kinds of albums, but they’re Alice Cooper pure rock and roll albums. The two albums will really be hard rock albums.”
At the time, the 74-year-old singer said that the first of his new LPs would arrive later this year.
“It’s kind of like the old days when you’re touring and putting out records at the same time,” Alice explained. “It kind of takes me back to when you’re doing ‘Love It To Death’ and then you tour for ‘Love It To Death’. While you’re doing ‘Love It To Death’, you’re writing ‘Killer’. When ‘Love It To Death’ is over, ‘Killer’ comes out and then you go support that. And while you’re doing ‘Killer’, you’re writing ‘School’s Out’. So we’re kind of piggybacking everything. And I kind of like that. It keeps everything moving. I don’t like those big chunks of time when there’s nothing going on.”
Also in January, Alice’s guitarist Nita Strauss revealed to Detroit’s WRIF radio station that she and her Cooper bandmates “recorded quite a bit of music” for his upcoming album. “The band did also have a huge part in the writing this time, which is the first time that’s happened in the eight years that I’ve been in the band,” she said. “So it was really, really fun — really exciting for us to get to work with a legend like Bob Ezrin. It was a huge, huge honor to be in the studio with him and Alice creating what we hope will be some more Alice Cooper music to just add to his legacy.”
She added: “I’m on the Alice Cooper live DVD. I’m on the live album releases, the live tracks that are bonus tracks and stuff, but this is my first studio album with Alice. I’m actually the only person in the current lineup of Alice’s band that hasn’t recorded anything with Alice before, so this is huge for me. I’m very, very honored.”