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Alice Cooper Concept Album Called 'Road' Is Due On August 25th 2023
Having delivered an audio love letter to Detroit with 2021's Detroit Stories, Alice Cooper's follow-up, the 22nd solo album of his career, will be a concept album based on life on the road, cunningly-titled Road.
The legendary shock rock king revealed his plan in an exclusive interview with UltimateClassic Rock.
Produced by Cooper's long-time trusted collaborator Bob Ezrin (also known for his work with Pink Floyd, Kiss and more), Road will showcase Cooper’s touring band.
"I wanted to show this band off a little," he says. "So we wrote the songs and did them live in the studio with very, very little ... if there's any overdubs, it's minor, and only because that little bit could be a little better here or there. But 95% of this album is live in the studio. I did that on purpose to show off how good the band is."
The songs on Road, Cooper explains, will have a unifying thread.
"It's things that happen on the road," he says. "There's a lot of humour in it. There's a couple of heartbreakers, but it's very guitar-driven because that's what I look for in an album. I love writing the songs with Bob and the guys, and we really emphasize that the main instrument is gonna be guitar. It's not gonna drift off into any other land out there."