24 hrs after confirming Alice Cooper would be accompanying Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Vince Niel of Motley Crue, Tesla, Buckcherry, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and The Warning at the MOTHER OF ALL ROCK Festival, Monterrey on 7th October 2017 (1st June); on the official Facebook, news emerged of a new album, in the works, called Paranormal, with promotional images by photographer Rob Fenn being released, with a release date on 28th June 2017.
The album is to feature a special edition bonus CD, with three additional tracks and carefully chosen live recordings to the established tracklisting, and guest starring three of the original line-up of the Alice Cooper band, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce; as well as Larry Mullen from U2, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Roger Glover from Deep Purple. Paranormal is available to pre-order on a physical album, box set, digital download (MP3) and vinyl from Amazon USA.
Paranoiac Personality with the official release date and online streaming on 9th June 2017, accompanied by a b-side, a live edition of I’m Eighteen, recorded in Dallas and a pre-order date for Paranormal, listeners of his radio show Nights with Alice Cooper and Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show got an early exclusive on the 8th. The tracklisting also was unveiled the same night:
2. Dead Flies
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
10. The Sound Of A
Studio recordings with the original Alice Cooper band:
11. Genuine American Girl
12. You And All Of Your Friends
Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6th, 2016 with the current Alice Cooper band:
13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School’s Out”
The single, Paranoiac Personality holds a lot of the original textures from Alice Cooper’s earlier discography (proto-punk/psychedelic rock), and closely resonates with the ’80s era, almost abandoning hard rock, but not completely, as it is supplemented for heavy metal, blues-rock sounds.
ALBUM Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/AC_Paranormal_CD
SINGLE purchase: iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer