Since re-emerging in the early 2000s Dennis Dunway, bassist and co-founder of Alice Cooper, has appeared on an assortment of releases both in bands and as a guest. The most successful has been Blue Coupe, his collaboration with Joe and Albert Bouchard, ex-Blue Oyster Cult, who have released two studio albums with a third due in 2018. Of the four original musicians in Alice Cooper Dennis has proven the most prolific and pretty much anything he's involved is worth picking up.
In 2015 Dennis published his excellent autobiography 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs: My Adventures with the Alice Cooper Group', which you can read more about in the books section.



Dennis Dunaway Project - 'Bones From The Yard' (2006)

  1. Kandahar (Dunaway, Tedesco, Burns, Wilson)(6:41)
  2. Me And My Boys (Dunaway) (2:44)
  3. Man Is A Beast (Dunaway, Tedesco) (3:42
  4. Red Room (Dunaway, Tedesco) (5:59)
  5. Little Kid (With A Big, Big Gun) (Dunaway)(3:54)
  6. New Generation (Dunaway, Tedesco) (4:24)
  7. Needle In The Red (Dunaway, Tedesco, Burns, Wilson, Hunter)(3:26)
  8. Stalker (Dunaway, Tedesco, Wilson)(3:21)
  9. Satan’s Sister (Dunaway) (3:07)
  10. On The Mountain (Dunaway, Tedesco)5:25)
  11. Subway (Dunaway)(4:23)
  12. Home Sweet Home (Dunaway, Tedesco)(5:33)

In September 2006 The Dennis Dunaway Project released their debut album available exclusively via their website and at shows. The album began life as a Dunaway solo album, collecting songs he had written going back many years, but a the music came together the musians bonded and became a fulling-fledged band. A second album was in the works but was never released. Parts of it became guitarist/producer Rick Tedesco's first solo album 'A Light In The Attic'.

The song 'Subway' became 'A Runaway Train' on the Alice Cooper album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'

The Dennis Dunaway Project :

  • Dennis Dunaway - Bass, Vocals
  • Rick Tedesco - Guitars, Vocals
  • Russ Wilson - Drums
  • Ed Burns - Keyboards, Vocals

This album is available from CDBaby.

5th Avenue Vampires - 'Drawing Blood' (2010)

  1. Cravin A Drink (5th Avenue Vampires) (4.00)
  2. Light In My Head (5th Avenue Vampires)(4.59)
  3. She'll Lie (5th Avenue Vampires)(4.02)
  4. Psycho Sexual (5th Avenue Vampires)(4.27)
  5. Vamoire's Of Fifth Avenue (5th Avenue Vampires)(3.24)
  6. Pleasure And Pain (5th Avenue Vampires) (4.35)
  7. Dream Police (R, Nielsen)(3.44)
  8. Hello O Insanity (5th Avenue Vampires)(2.23)
  9. Fear Me (5th Avenue Vampires)(4.57)
  10. Broken Ways (5th Avenue Vampires)(3.55)

The 5th Avenue Vampires was a band born out of the friendship between Dennis and ex-Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach and Mountain guitarist Richie Scarlet, "The Emperor Of Rock". Scarlet had long nbeen a fan of the original Alice Cooper band and was instrumental in Michael Bruce's return to music in the late 90s, as well as playing bass at the Area 54 show in Huston, TX, Glen Buxton's final before he died a couple of weeks later. Drummer Russ Wilson had been behind the skins for the Dennis Dunaway Project while new vocalist Joe Von T completed the line up.

The band played a few shows around the New York/New England area including an opening slot with Alice himself, but seem to have split up soon afterwards. Two further songs were released in 2012, 'White Ladies' and 'I'm Your Nightmare', the latter of which also featured a guitar solo by 'Welcome To My Nightmare' legend Dick Wagner, but by then the band appears to have desolved. It's a shame they didn't do more as the two newest tracks were excellent, as was the album.

The band's website still exists at 5thAvenueVampires.com and seems to be maintained by Joe Von T. who has continued to work under the band name but Scarlet and Dunaway who are no longer involved.



Blue Coupe - 'Tornado On The Tracks' (2010)

  1. You (Like Vampires) (John Elwood Cook) (3.29)
  2. Angel's Well (3.29)
  3. Deep End (3.23)
  4. God I Need You Tonight(4.52)
  5. Dolphin's Smile(2.53)
  6. Tornado Warning(3.40)
  7. Man Up (3.31)
  8. Untamed Youth (5.19)
  9. Waiting For My Ship (3.52)
  10. On the Darkest Night(4.25)

Blue Coupe feature Dennis Dunaway along with Albert and Joe Bouchard, founder members of Blue Oyster Cult. Their first album, 'Tornado On The Tracks', was released in October 2010 along with a single and video for 'You (Like Vampires)' which earned the band a Grammy nomination. A second album was released in 2013 entitled 'Million Miles More'.

Musicians

  • Dennis Dunaway - Bass, Vocals
  • Joe Bouchard - Guitar, Vocals
  • Al Bouchard - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
  • Robbie Krieger - Guitar on 'Angel's Well', Slide Guitar on 'Man Up'
  • Tish & Snookey - Backing Vocals



This album can be bought via CDBaby.

Rick Tedesco - 'A Light In The Attic' (2011)

  1. Fireball (Dunaway) (3.15)
  2. See You In Hell (Tedesco) (3.39)
  3. In The End (Tedesco) (4.26)
  4. Whore (Tedesco) (4.25)
  5. Pain (Tedesco) (4.53)
  6. Drowning (Tedesco, Wahlberg )(4.08)
  7. Night Is Coming (Tedesco) (5.13)
  8. Toy (Tedesco) (5.20)
  9. Bottomless Well (Tedesco, Dunaway) (5.07)
  10. You (Tedesco) (4.31)
  11. Church Of Sorrows (Tedesco) (5.28)

Rick Tedesco was the guitarist/Producer of the Dennis Dunaway Project, and when plans for a second D.D.P. album stalled he decided to take the material and release it under his own name. Dennis Dunaway wrote and plays on the first track, 'Fireball', which would later reappear on Alice Cooper's 'Paranormal' album in 2017. He also co-wrote 'Bottomless Well' and plays on that as well.



Blue Coupe - 'Million Miles More' (2013)

  1. Prophets, Dukes and Nomads (Joe Bouchard, Dennis Dunaway)(3.32)
  2. Hellfire Hurry(Joe Bouchard, Dennis Dunaway) (3.47)
  3. Hallow's Grave (Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard, Dennis Dunaway)(3.51)
  4. Everybody Goes Insane(Joe Bouchard, Dennis Dunaway, David Scott) (4.04)
  5. I'll Forever Stick Around (Dennis Dunaway)(3.36)
  6. Modern Love (Stalking Time) (John Elwood Cook) (4.52)
  7. Used Car (John Elwood Cook(3.56))
  8. Supernatural Love (Albert Bouchard, Andy Shernoff)(4.01)
  9. Train Of Thought (Joe Bouchard, Dennis Dunaway)(4.00)
  10. Ain't Dead (Albert Bouchard, Dennis Dunaway)(3.31)
  11. Ride With Me (Albert Bouchard, Mark Barkan)(3.54)
  12. Devil's Highway (Dennis Dunaway)(3.51)
  13. More Cowbell (Gotta Fever) (live) (Dennis Dunaway) (2.55)

'Million Miles More' is the second album by Blue Coupe and features Alice Cooper, on the track 'Hallows' Grave', and Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult on 'Hellfire Hurry'. The band toured mainly around the New England area but also reached Europe for a few shows.

A third Blue Coupe album is due around 2018.

In 2016 Blue Coupe were asked to record a new version of the Cooper classic 'Sick Things' for a TV show called 'Vinyl'. The show was drama about the record industry in the 70s and one show featured a few scenes in a studio with Alice Cooper. The band recorded the song with singer Andrew WK standing in for Alice and it was released on 'Vinyl: Music From The HBO Original Series - Vol. 1.3'. The song appears in Episode 3 - 'Whispered Secrets'.

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Musicians

  • Dennis Dunaway - Bass, Vocals
  • Joe Bouchard - Guitar, Vocals
  • Al Bouchard - Drums, Vocals
  • Alice Cooper - Vocal on 'Hallow's Grave'
  • Buck Dhama - Guitar on 'Hellfire Hurry'
  • Ross The Boss - Guitar on 'Ain't Dead'
  • Tish & Snookey - Backing Vocals


Songs by American Rock Celebration are available on CDBaby.

American Rock Celebration (2015)

  1. Laughing Stock (4.03)
  2. Now She's Gone (4.21)
  3. Jaws Of Temptation (4.21)
  4. Dead Dog's Eye (4.01)
  5. Pacified Sin (4.46)
  6. Try Me (2.49)

'American Rock Celebration' was a band that existed briefly around 2014/15 and released just six songs, all released digitally via CDBaby. Not a huge amount to say about this one. The band got toegther, recorded a few songs, and then drifted apart.

Musicians

  1. Dennis Dunaway - Bass, Vocals
  2. Jimmy Kunes - Vocals
  3. John "Ratso" Geradi - Guitar
  4. Russ Wilson - Dums

Dennis has also made a few guest appearances on other artists albums and various artist compilations over the years.

Dennis Dunaway has appeared on two solo Alice Cooper albums, 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' and 'Paranormal', writing and performing on both. Details of those can be on the abums own page.

Icelandic band 'Dimma' feature brothers Ingo and Silly Geirdal, the guys behind Michael Bruce's 'Halo Of Ice' album. Dimma are an amazing band well worth checking out. Sadly they seldomly if ever play outside their home country, and much of the information about them is only to be found in Icelandic!! Dennis has performed and recorded with 'Dimma' on multiple occasions including:

  • A new version of 'Halo Of Flies' that was released on Dimma's 'Dogma' EP in 2011 (and later featured on 'Remember The Coop! A Tribute To Alice Cooper's Killer Classics').
  • Before Dimma the Geridal's had an Alice Cooper influenced band called Stripshow, and Dennis appears on their only album 'Late Nite Strip Show' performing on 'Here Comes The Spider'.
  • Dennis also performs on 'Desert Nightwish' from the band's 'Stigmata' album.
  • There's a version of Queen's 'We Will Rock You' with the band on 'Horse Feathers and Animal Crackers - A Tribute To Queen'.
  • There's also a recording of AC/DC's 'It's A Long Way To The Top' on an AC/DC tribute album'It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's a Main Man Records Tribute to AC/DC Powerage' featuring Dennis and Dimma.

Dennis has appeared on several tribute album releases by Main Man Records, a small New York company. The Dennis Dunway Project recorded two covers for them that weren't on their only album. The first was a cover of David Bowie's 'Moonage Daydream' that was included on 'Hero - The Main Man Records Tribute to David Bowie' and the second was 'Big Bottom', originally by Spinal Tap. This was released on 'This Ain't Spinal Tap - It's a Main Man Tribute'. He also appears on a 'The Cars' tribute album on a cover of 'Shoo Be Doo'.

In 1997 Dennis Dunaway, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Neal Smith all appear on Antbee's 'Lunar Musik'. Antbee is Billy James, who co-wrote Michael Bruce's autobiography 'No More Mr Nice Guy'.

Both Dennis and Neal Smith appear on Richie Scarlet' 'The Ghost of Brian Jones' from his 'Insanity Of Life' album.

Dennis appears on Mott The Hoople front man Ian Hunter's 2007 album 'Shrunken Heads' adding backing vocals.

In 2016 New York musician Nick Didkovsky put together a band to perform the first Alice Cooper album 'Pretties For You' from start to finish. A DVD was released from the show and features Dennis introducing the band and performing during the encore.

He's on bandmate Albert Bouchard's 2017 Christmas album 'Albert and the Sleigh Riders', performing on 'Rock And Roll Scrooge'.

In 2018 Dennis appeared in the video for ex-New York Doll Steve Conti's 'Gimme Gimme Rockaway' single.