Alice Cooper Reunites Band

Two thousand sixteen seems to be the year of the reunion; but not just old bands coming back together; bands are coming back together with their original line ups.

The latest of the original union groups is Alice Cooper’s band. Cooper is looking to bring the surviving members of his band together and record his next album.

Cooper formed his original band in Phoenix in 1968 with himself Glen Buxton on guitar, Michael Bruce on guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass, and Neal Smith on drums. Glen Buxton died in 1997 as a result of complications from pneumonia; but Cooper has been working with the other band members.

The band recorded seven albums – four of which went platinum – before breaking up in 1975.

Saying, “we’ve always been a hard rock band, guitar rock, and I’ll never give that up,’ Cooper notes that the new material has the flavour of the “Killer” album. Cooper said, “you can never go back and totally recapture it, but you can certainly look at the elements that made that album work the way it did.”

Speaking on the upcoming project Cooper said, “I wrote three or four songs with Neil Smith and Mike Bruce. And so we worked together in Phoenix for about two weeks just writing songs and demoing songs. And you never know which ones are going to make the album, but I said let’s do that. Dennis Dunaway wrote two or three things. We haven’t seen those yet, but I know Dennis has always written great stuff. It’s fun to go back and work with guys you haven’t worked with in awhile. It’s not trying to recapture your youth. It’s trying to recapture a sound. And it’s a very elusive sound.”

No word on when the album might be released since Cooper will be very busy in the comin months touring with his other band Hollywood Vampires.


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