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Alice Cooper’s “Dirty Diamonds”

The King of Shock Rock Alice Cooper, returns with his forthcoming album “DIRTY DIAMONDS” to be released through Spitfire Records on 4th July. The album features 12 new tracks primarily written by Alice and the band. It was co-produced by Steve Lindsey (whose credits include Leonard Cohen and Elton John) and Rick Boston (Rickie Lee Jones) and was recorded in 13 days in and around Los Angeles.

The band are Alice Cooper on vocals and harmonica, longtime guitarist Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson (formerly of Brother Cane) - guitars, bass (Perfect), Chuck Garric - bass, guitar (Dirty Diamonds) and drummer Tommy Clufetos. The band all sing backing vocals.

“Dirty Diamonds” continues the back-to-basics philosophy established with 2003’s “The Eyes of Alice Cooper” album “I wanted the sound of a classic Stones album” said Alice “When I listen to the Stones or the Yardbirds, there are occasional mistakes going on. Not major mistakes, but you just can’t beat the feel of those records. I believe you can cook all the juice right out of a song by recording it too much.”

Full tracklisting is:

  1. “Woman of Mass Distraction”

  2. “You Make Me Wanna…”

  3. “Perfect”

  4. “Dirty Diamonds”

  5. “Pretty Ballerina”

  6. “Sunset Babies (All Got Rabies)”

  7. “Zombie Dance”

  8. “The Saga of Jesse Jane”

  9. “Six Hours”

  10. “Steal That Car”

  11. “Run Down The Devil”

  12. “Your Own Worst Enemy”

Bonus track:

13. “Stand” (Duet with Xzibit)

Alice Cooper brings the band to the UK for an Arena Tour with Special Guests Twisted Sister in November – full dates are:

November 2005

Sat 5th Brighton Centre

Sun 6th London Wembley Pavilion

Mon 7th Cardiff International Arena

Wed 9th Birmingham NEC

Thu 10th Manchester MEN Arena

Sat 12th Glasgow SECC

Sun 13th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Tue 15th Sheffield Hallam FM Arena

Wed 16th Nottingham Arena

Thu 17th Bournemouth BIC

All tickets are £29.50 except for London, which are £30 (in advance all subject to booking fee). Credit Cards Tel: 0870 400 0688 (24HRS) Check out for Exclusive Ticket Packages Presented in association with The Agency.

Alice Cooper rose to national infamy in the early ‘70s on the “parent’s worst nightmare” platform by melding Detroit punk/glam metal and horror movies, and unapologetically employing violent stage props (hangman’s gallows, guillotines, electric chairs, sword-impaled baby dolls, blood, gore, live snakes), outlandish stage clothes and eye make-up (now a long-established Alice trademark). The band’s 1971 album, Love It To Death, introduced the now-classic rock staple “I’m Eighteen.” This began a string of worldwide gold and platinum albums and sell-out arena tours. Conservative groups rushed to denounce Alice as a menace to society but his controversial shows were wildly successful and paved the road for the likes of KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Twisted Sister, and Rob Zombie (Zombie confessed during VH1’s Top 100 Metal documentary that, “We’ve all been ripping Alice Cooper off for years.”). In a famous 1973 interview in Rolling Stone magazine, Alice summed up his band with the now-famous quote, “The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.”

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