Alice Cooper is pretty much out on the road until this April, but he's still finding time to write a ton of new music. According to Cooper in an interview with Trunk Nation, he and his band are working on two "entirely different kinds" of rock albums. Cooper assured Trunk Nation that the albums are indeed "pure rock n' roll albums," with one being completely done and the second being written.
“I’m working on two albums right now. One is… totally written, and we’ll be doing bed tracks for that one pretty soon. The other one is just a touch in the future, but that’s being written right now too … They're two entirely different kinds of albums, but they're Alice Cooper, pure rock n' roll albums. The two albums will really be hard rock albums."
"I actually have a call with [Alice Cooper's management] this weekend to discuss the progress of it," Strauss said in a previous interview. "The last that I heard, we were in Nashville working on it. The band and I sat down and recorded quite a bit of music for this upcoming record. The band did also have a huge part in the writing this time, which is the first time that's happened in the eight years that I've been in the band. So it was really, really fun — really exciting for us to get to work with a legend like Bob Ezrin. [It was] a huge, huge honor to be in the studio with him and Alice creating what we hope will be some more Alice Cooper music to just add to his legacy."
"I'm on the live DVD. I'm on the live album releases, the live tracks that are bonus tracks and stuff, but [this is my] first studio album with Alice. I'm actually the only person in the band that hasn't recorded anything with Alice before, so this is huge for me. [I'm] very, very honored."
Catch the band at one of the below dates.
Alice Cooper solo
1/31 —Wabash, IN — Honeywell Center
2/3 — Louisville, KY — Palace Theatre
2/4 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
2/5 — Savannah, GA — Johnny Mercer Theatre
2/7 — Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall
2/8 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live
2/9-2/14 — At Sea — Monsters of Rock Cruise
3/18 — Mashantucket, CT — Foxwoods Resort Casino (no Buckcherry)
3/19 — Hanover, MD — The Hall at Live! Casino and Hotel
3/20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Heinz Hall
3/22 — Newark, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center
3/23 — Wilkes-Barre, PA — Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/25 — Erie, PA — Warner Theatre
3/26 — Toronto, ON — Meridian Hall
3/27 — Peterborough, ON — Memorial Centre
3/29 — South Bend, IN — Morris Performing Arts Center
3/30 — Davenport, IA — Adler Theatre
3/31 — Appleton, WI — Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
4/2 — Prior Lake, MN — Mystic Lake Casino Showroom
4/3 — Sioux Falls, SD — Washington Pavilion
4/4 — Ralston, NE — Ralston Arena
4/6 — Bismarck, ND — Bismarck Event Center
4/7 — Grand Forks, ND — Alerus Center
4/9 — Winnipeg, MB — Canada Life Centre
4/10 — Moose Jaw, SK — Mosaic Place
4/12 — Edmonton, AB — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
4/14 — Calgary, AB — Winsport Arena
4/15 — Penticton, BC — South Okanagan Events Center
4/16 — Abbotsford, BC — Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
4/19 — Portland, OR — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
4/20 — Seattle, WA — McCaw Hall
w/ Ace Frehley
4/22 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
4/23 — Paso Robles, CA — Vina Robles Amphitheatre