Alice Cooper Confirms New Album Details, Including Guest Stars

Alice Cooper has revealed details of his new album, Paranormal, scheduled to be released this summer.

The album will be released on July 28th and will come in three different formats: double-disc Digipak, two-LP limited edition box, and digital. According to Cooper’s press release, the 12-track album will be accompanied by a “mini-album” on a bonus disc containing three new songs recorded with the original Alice Cooper band members  Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, and Michael Bruce. The album will also include “carefully selected live recordings.”

Cooper worked on the album with longtime producer Bob Ezrin. He also confirmed the reports that he recruited some of his famous friends to work on the album including U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

Reflecting on the album’s title, Cooper said, “This is not a normal Alice record. Bob and I decided, no theme this time — we’re gonna make a record of things that just get us off, things that we like. And it might go in a lot of directions.”


Deep Purple’s Roger Glover: No One Wants To Stop

As Deep Purple prepares to release their new album and head out on tour, bassist Roger Glover talks about the band’s future and how they don’t want to face the end.

Glover told Billboard No one wants to stop but we know that I’m 71 now, Ian Gillan is 71 — we’re all about late 60’s, early 70’s, and bodies have a way of not keeping up with your brain or your career.”

The band’s upcoming album, Infinite, took multiple years to make, and Glover doesn’t see that as an option anymore.  “We’re all sort of approaching that point where I can’t imagine another eight years to do an album.

“The time is approaching when it will end, but we don’t want to face that. We don’t actually want to make a date or a final tour or anything. We just want to carry on as long as nature allows or is kind of dignified.”

He adds: “If we can’t do what we do anymore, then yes, it’s time to stop. But we’re still doing it, and we’re still enjoying it very much. So all we’re saying is the door is closing, but it’s not closed yet.”

Deep Purple will be heading out on The Long Goodbye tour later this year.


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