An homage to the city that catapulted the band's legendary road to success.
As the proverbial words of KISS go, You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City! More than a song and more than a 1999 film, Detroit stands as a city responsible for pioneering the success of many great rock 'n' roll acts, including the likes of today's subject, ALICE COOPER. To do justice to Motown, ALICE COOPER has crafted Detroit Stories, a brand-new studio full-length of great significance, both culturally and musically.
Arriving on February 26, 2021 via earMUSIC, Detroit Stories finds the band returning to longtime partner Bob Ezrin for a genuine recording experience that harnesses from their rock city roots. The full-length features Detroit music legends like MC5’s Wayne Kramer, The Detroit Wheels' Johnny “Bee” Badanjek, Paul Randolph (legendary Detroit jazz and R&B bassist), and so much more.
ALICE comments on the city's significance:
"Detroit was Heavy Rock central then. You’d play the Eastown and it would be Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, the Stooges and the Who, for $4! The next weekend at the Grande it was MC5, Brownsville Station and Fleetwood Mac, or Savoy Brown or the Small Faces. You couldn’t be a soft-rock band or you’d get your ass kicked."
“Los Angeles had its sound with The Doors, Love and Buffalo Springfield. San Francisco had the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. New York had The Rascals and The Velvet Underground. But Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock. After not fitting in anywhere in the US (musically or image wise) Detroit was the only place that recognized the Alice Cooper guitar driven, hard rock sound and our crazy stage show. Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit... we were home.”
Stream COOPER's cover of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND’s Rock ‘n’ Roll below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.