ALICE COOPER's official book 'Starring Alice Cooper' due in May 2024
Rufus Publications has announced the forthcoming release of “Starring Alice Cooper”. This official 400-plus-page book has been two years in the making, and the project has been personally overseen by the iconic rock legend.
The book is available to pre-order from 3 p.m. U.K. time on November 17 from Rufus Publications and will ship at the end of May 2024. Pre-orders placed before the end of November 2023 will benefit from a 10% discount. A trailer for the book can be viewed below.
Each book will be individually signed, and “Starring Alice Cooper” will come in two major editions, including a huge, very limited, A3 version complete with 3D lenticular and some surprising treasures. The book boasts many rare photos and pictures of personal items throughout, and is full of incredible personal content and surprises.
As well as the superb photography, “Starring Alice Cooper” features essays on his career from several renowned writers, including former Creem magazine editor Jaan Uhelszki, Rock Et Folk‘s Jerome Soligny, Katherine Turman (co-author of “Louder Than Hell”),and an exclusive introduction penned by acclaimed author and longtime Alice fan Neil Gaiman.
A truly defining artist in the rock pantheon, Alice changed the way that rock music sounded and looked — forever — and sold over 50 million albums along the way. His incredible career —both with the original band and as a solo artist — has seen him pushing the boundaries of what is possible, both with the music and also the truly legendary live shows. He drew together music, art and theatre and created something unique and timeless. A seminal force within the rock world, Alice Cooper is a pioneer, an icon, a profound influence on everything that followed in his wake, but first and foremost an entertainer.
With a catalog that spans seven (!) decades, Alice Cooper‘s timeless calling cards include the albums that catapulted him to superstardom with the original ALICE COOPER group, like “School’s Out” and “Billion Dollar Babies” in the early 1970s. And then, going solo, an artist that constantly evolved, creating “Welcome To My Nightmare” in 1975, his first record as a solo artist, the path on which he has continued to this day, including his 1989 smash hit album “Trash” — featuring the mega-hit “Poison”. Alice Cooper has continued to redefine the world in which he operates. 2023 saw him return to the album charts with “Road”, repeating the 2021 success of the “Detroit Stories” album as well as 2017’s “Paranormal”.
While creating a visual and sonic template that immediately and permanently sets him apart from his peers, the ever-changing Alice Cooper defies definition. “Starring Alice Cooper” celebrates a talent, and a life, of a true one-of-a kind icon.