(source info via maricmedia.com.au) Following the release of the 2017 studio album “Paranormal”, which was the best chart-performing album by Alice Cooper in decades, the American rock legend took his exciting live show all over the world, accompanied by “the best band he has ever had.” After an entire year spent on the road, the “Paranormal tour” … Continue reading ALICE COOPER Releases ‘Poison’ Single From ‘A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris’
Let’s do the rock n roll math. It had been 27 years since Alice Cooper was last in the nation’s capital and this is his tenth tour downunder (a jaunt which celebrates his first Aussie tour four decades back). Yet when the live rock n roll is this hot – numbers are irrelevant. If it’s … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Alice Cooper Ace Frehley AIS Arena, Canberra – 23 Oct, 2017
It is forty years since super ghoul Alice Cooper first toured Australia and he is back downunder – doing a run of dates with Ace Frehley as support act. On episode 79 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate the tour by cranking some covers, performed by local artists. We rock, we rant, we recall … Continue reading Episode 79 – Alice Cooper Ace Frehley 2017 Australian Tour Special
Geeking out here I know, but what the hell. Whilst dusting off parts of the vinyl collection, I noted that both Alice Cooper Band and Stryper both included similar inserts (by way of mock U.S Currency) in their albums. That is where the similarities end I'm afraid as you cannot stack the superb Coop album … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: U.S Currency Inserts
Back in 1988, I’m sure that the terms ‘power ballad’ or even ‘hair metal’, were not part of the vocabulary. These terms only came into use in the early 2000s when used to describe late 80’s hard rock bands who had big hair. Back then, EVERY band had record company pressure to come up with … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What were the best three power ballads of the late 80s / early 90s?
What: Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Note This is kinda interesting. Whilst at a Coop show in 1990, he walks out onto the stage as the familiar Billion Dollar Babies drum into is pounded out. He is brandishing a steel sword with what looks like U.S currenxy skewered on. He walks towards the Rockbrat and flails the heavy sword just … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Note
BILLION DOLLAR BABIES Battle Axe (Polydor) This group of musicians were essentially the core of the Alice Cooper band and with the Coop, cut some of his most memorable recordings. Their last album with him was 1973’s ‘Muscle Of Love’ before Alice and the band parted company - let’s be blunt in saying that once … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Billion Dollar Babies – Battle Axe
Who: Alice Cooper When: Sydney Entertainment Centre, September 11, 1997 I promised myself, as I walked out of Kiss’s Hallenstadion concert in Zurich last December, that I had endured my final ‘big stage’ experience. No more would I enter into the arena zone and suffer from it’s choking effects - the lack of intimacy, cigarette … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Alice Cooper (1997)