MUSIC NEWS: In fitting news for Friday the 13th, today Alice Cooper unleashes an EP
FOR AN EXTREMELY APPROPRIATE FRIDAY THE 13TH TREAT, TODAY ALICE COOPER IS LEAVING A TRAIL OF BREADCRUMBS BY RELEASING A TRIBUTE TO SOME OF THE GARAGE ROCK HEROES FROM HIS HOMETOWN DETROIT.
DETROIT CITY 2020 (ALICE COOPER)
Inspired by the city’s punk scene in the late 60’s and early 70s, Detroit born Alice Cooper returns to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love with a brand new EP Breadcrumbs. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the EP consists of 6 brand new recordings, featuring cult Detroit musicians including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk’s Mark Farner and MC5’s Wayne Kramer, and was recorded at Rust Belt Studios in - you guessed it - Detroit.
The opener Detroit City 2020, an updated rewrite of Detroit City from 2003’s The Eyes Of Alice Cooper, sets the tone for the EP. Along with Alice’s own take on Detroit punk classics such as Suzi Quatro’s Your Mama Won’t Like Me, Bob Seger’s East Side Story, the MC5’s Sister Anne and Shorty Long’s Devil With A Blue Dress On as well as The Dirtbombs’ Chains Of Love, the EP also features the brand-new Alice Cooper original Go Man Go.
Following his extremely successful album Paranormal, the Breadcrumbs EP is the first teaser for the upcoming new studio album in 2020. And if that news wasn't enough to get you salivating - the man himself will also be heading to Australia next year with a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand - tour dates below!
Saturday, Feb 8: Perth RAC Arena Tuesday, Feb 11: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Friday, Feb 14: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena Saturday, Feb 15: Sydney Qudos Bank Arena Tuesday, Feb 18: Brisbane Entertainment Centre Thursday, Feb 20: Auckland NZ Trusts Arena Saturday, Feb 22: Christchurch NZ Horncastle Arena
BY TIANA SPETER