'Welcome To My Nightmare: Fifty Years of Alice Cooper' is a new limited edition deluxe book by well known rock journalist Martin Popoff and is due out on August 18th directly from publisher WymerUK only. The press release goes as follows:
"This large format tome from Martin Popoff is an easy to read book utilising his celebrated timeline with quotes methodology, allowing for drop-ins on all aspects of Alice’s busy life. The author has made use of his extensive archive of interviews with Alice and the band as well as producers, designers and even The Amazing Randi, world-renowned magician and inventor of Alice’s legendary guillotine prop. 'Welcome To My Nightmare' is an immense addition to Alice Cooper scholarship. Alice Cooper was one of the biggest concert draws in the seventies with a string of gold and platinum albums to his name. Alice continued to shake pop consciousness with 'Welcome to My Nightmare' and a string of hit ballads. He appeared regularly on TV and talk shows. Following a debilitating drug and alcohol addiction and subsequent notorious dark period in the early eighties which is addressed in the book, Alice returned to gold and platinum status with albums like 'Trash' and 'Hey Stoopid', featuring smash singles “Poison” and “Feed My Frankenstein.” He’s never stopped touring and being a multi-media whirlwind since - Alice, with his pioneering use of facepaint, remains one of the most famous faces in America. The key here is the rich content Popoff brings to the project. 'Welcome To My Nightmare' is sure to impress the Alice expert and novice alike, with new revelations and interviews turning up page after page.
Fully illustrated throughout with many unpublished photos this is the largest and most comprehensive Alice Cooper book ever published."
Beasto Blanco have announced a batch of European and US shows for June and July. Tickets are on sale now and the list of shows goes as follows:
June 22nd - Leipzig, Germany, Matapaloz Festival
June 23rd - Ukk, Hungary, Ukk and Roll Motoros Festival
June 24th - Budapest, Hungary, Crazy Mama Music Pub
June 25th - Manastier Di Treviso, Italy, Krach Club
July 19th - West Dundee, IL, Rochaus
July 20th - Braidwood, IL, Top Fuel Saloon
July 21st - Chesterfield, MI, Diesel Theatre
July 22nd - Cleveland, OH, The Agora Ballroom
July 24th - Louisville, KY, Trixie's
July 25th - Johnson City, TN, The Hideaway
July 26th - Nashville, TN, The Basement East
July 28th - Tulsa, OK, IDL Ballroom
The Metro has a new short interview with Alice about the forthcoming Hollywood Vampires shows.
Ian Chapman, author of the recently released 'Experiencing Alice Cooper - A Listener's Companion' will be appearing at the Dunedin City Library in Dunedin, New Zealand on May 30th to talk about his book and also playng a short acoustic set of Cooper classics. The event starts at 6pm.