Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ALICE COOPER, NEW BIOGRAPHY BY DAVE THOMPSON

Alice Cooper
A new book spanning the career of Alice Cooper will be published in 2012.

It's out on June 13 in the U.K., and September 1 in the U.S. via Omnibus Press. Titled "Welcome to My Nightmare: The Story of Alice Cooper", it is written by Dave Thompson, author of numerous rock biographies.

The book's official description is this: "Drawing from exclusive and unpublished interviews with a variety of names and faces from throughout Alice's career, the book follows Cooper's tale from his life growing up as a preacher's son in Arizona, through the early years of struggle in Phoenix and then Los Angeles, and then onto the roller coaster ride that has been the years since then. Includes interviews with original bandmates Michael Bruce and the late Glenn Buxton, drummer Neal Smith, the late Frank Zappa, manager Shep Gordon and producer Bob Ezrin.

"It includes tributes and recollections from many of the artists who call Alice an influence – from The Damned and The Cramps, to White Zombie and GWAR. "Session players and songwriters who have made their own contributions to the Alice story recall their days spent with this Prince of Hell-raisers. The result is a story that alternately thrills, shocks, surprises and delights. Includes full discography and bibliography."

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